Kerry used to sew hexagons with English Paper Piecing

Print shapes on fabric with your ordinary Inkjet printer

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if you could print shapes on fabric?

That’s what we do with Inklingo, and it works with the ordinary Inkjet printer you already have.


Print hexagons on fabric with Inklingo

Kerry used to sew hexagons with English Paper Piecing (EPP).

She has a wonderful article on her blog with excellent photos showing why she prints hexagons on fabric with Inklingo now.

Quilters who use Inklingo are always the best ′advertisers′ but Kelly′s photos are exceptional.

(There is also video on the Main Hexagon Page.)


Smart Shopper's Idea Book

And it′s not just for hexagons! I am working on an update to the Smart Shopper’s Idea Book and even I am amazed by the number of shapes that are available now in the Inklingo Shop and in the Index of Shapes.

The beautiful thing is that once you learn how to print on fabric (start free), the printing method is the same no matter what design you are making!


Print Dresden Plate shapes on fabric with Inklingo

There is a choice of several pretty Dresden Plate blades to print and sew by machine or to appliqué. They were published in 2010.


Print Orange Peel shapes on fabric with Inklingo

Ever considered Orange Peel? It is easy to sew perfect curves when you have have a line to cut on and a line to sew on. It was published in 2009.


Print Double Wedding Ring shapes on fabric with Inklingo

Imagine how easy it is to sew Double Wedding Ring without templates! (2009)


Print Winding Ways shapes on fabric with Inklingo

Winding Ways is amazing and you can rotary cut all the curves! (2010)

These are just the tip of the iceberg.

Printing on fabric with Inklingo allows you to spend less time preparing shapes and more time sewing.

  • machine piecing or hand piecing, or both in the same quilt
  • appliqué
  • fussy cutting
  • curved seams
  • inset seams
  • partial seams
  • scissors or rotary cutting
  • fabric requirements at a glance
  • mystery quilts
  • designing with Electric Quilt
  • and anything else you can think of!

I have prepared dozens of shape collections in the past 8 years. Updating the Smart Shopper′s Idea Book makes me realize how far we have come.

I am very grateful to all of the quilters who have become Inklingoists since 2006. I couldn′t do it without YOU. You have been the best ‘advertisers’ but even now, there are hundreds of thousands of quilters who have never heard of Inklingo.



If you are one of the quilters who has not tried Inklingo yet, why not order and download free shapes and start sewing in the next few minutes! There are triangles, diamonds, and squares in the free collection—great for dozens of different blocks.

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I think you will love all the new things planned for 2015.

Happy New Year!

Linda & Monkey

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2 thoughts on “Kerry used to sew hexagons with English Paper Piecing”

  1. Hi Linda

    Probably a stupid question but I have been using an old HP printer with 95% success rate. And now am looking to upgrade. I have looked through all the discussions you have done on printers but I cannot find any where whether a front feed or top feed is best. Can you clarify this please.


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