In Part 2 of this series, let’s have a look at the SSIB, the Smart Shopper’s Idea Book. It’s free.
The SSIB is intended to inspire you AND help you find what you want.
Even if you have been using Inklingo for ten years already, you might be surprised by how much is available.
Inklingo Smart Shopper’s Idea Book (SSIB)
It is under the Support and Goodies tab on the website. (You are on the blog now.)
When you download and save the digital file (PDF), you can click on any green text to go directly to video and illustrations.
One of the great things about a digital file is that you can search and be sure to find every reference.
Some quilts and blocks have several names. How to find them all? Use the wonderful search feature!
If you want to find all the stars: Open the SSIB, and search (Ctrl-F or Command-F on a Mac) for star, and you will find them. (Keep hitting Enter until you find them all.)
TIP You don’t even have to type the whole word when you search! You will find several references for common words like hexagon, diamond, star, fussy, etc.
Before you print, please read page 2! I do not recommend printing all 208 pages! You will probably just want to choose a few pages for your Inklingo notebook.
I like to save my ink for printing on fabric. You could probably print the fabric for several quilts with the ink it would require to print the SSIB!!
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I post new photos and videos on Facebook almost every day. It is faster and easier than preparing something for the blog, especially since I’ve been in “summer mode.”
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When I post on Facebook, it is usually something about quilting but sometimes it is about something happening at Inklingo headquarters.
Please share photos of your Inklingo blocks too! You can email them to me or post directly to the Inklingo Facebook page.
You do NOT have to have a Facebook account to see what I post there if you go directly to
Facebook only shows my photos to about 20% of the quilters who have “liked” the Inklingo Facebook Page, so you might want to visit directly every once in a while too.
It is more fun for everyone if you share your photos online!
There are step by step instructions and a new VIDEO on the Welcome to Inklingo page on the website.
I have an idea for Part 3 of this series and there are new shapes coming too, so please stay tuned. You can subscribe (top of right sidebar), so you don’t miss anything.
The summer has flown past for me—time with friends, sewing on the porch, gardening and a kitchen renovation. I am sorry to see the summer ending!
See you for Part 3?
Linda & Monkey
New to Inklingo? Order and download free shapes and start sewing in the next few minutes. Main Beginner’s Page There are triangles, diamonds, and squares in the free collection—great for dozens of different blocks.
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6 thoughts on “Inklingo Online Resources Part 2”
Hi, Driveway Barb! I think you might like what is coming next–and I know Cathi will. 🙂 I hope your weather cools off soon. 76F, sunshine and fluffy clouds here today. Chipmunks on the porch making me laugh.
And here in Texas, we can’t WAIT for Fall! Or WINTER for that matter! (The season that Cathi won’t even name…) Can’t wait to see what you are dreaming up next, Linda!
Thank you, Cathi!
It has been a wonderful summer here—hot and dry but better than the alternatives. I am getting pretty good at moving hoses and running through the sprinkler. 🙂
I only have two hands too. 🙁
On the other HAND, my printer saves my other hands.
I have a problem. How do I piece my Cleopatra’s Fan and a POTC at the same time, and do a little Passa… as well???? I only have TWO hands!
The Smart Shoppers Idea Book is such a great resource – I love looking at the pages of possible shape collections to come! Of course, I have a list of ones with curved shapes that I hope for as future collections!
I’m glad you had such a nice summer – it was a rather wonderful one! Hopefully we have a very long mild fall before that season that comes between fall and spring!