Moncarapacho Quilt with Inklingo

Moncarapacho by Willyne Hammerstein


I saw the name and had lots of questions.

Could it be an exotic chocolate?

A person? A color?

How is it pronounced?

Well, I looked it up. Moncarapacho is the name of a parish in southern Portugal AND it is the name Willyne Hammerstein chose for this awe-inspiring quilt.

I invariably pronounce Passacaglia incorrectly (as I am frequently told), so I decided to look this one up. Oh, the wonder of the Internet!

Listen to Moncarapacho

You can listen to it!  If you scroll down on that page, you can compare the Dutch, British, Australian, German, Japanese and Canadian pronunciations of Moncarapacho.

The variety is encouraging! If anyone tries to correct you, just say you’ve got a Portuguese accent. (That raises another question. Are ANY of these right? Who decides?)


Moncarapacho quilt

One more question: How will quilters abbreviate this one? Monkey says “Pacho” works because it sounds like patchwork but I think quilters will make up their own minds. (Acho = think in Portuguese.)


Millefiori Quilts 3 by Willyne Hammerstein

Moncarapacho is featured on the cover of Willyne’s newest book, Millefiori Quilts 3, which is available for a special price of $39.95 for a limited time only.


Diamonds for Moncarapacho


Naturally, the first question Inklingo quilters ask is “Are the shapes available?” The answer is YES. (Index of Shapes, Diamonds)

It looks complex but this design only uses two diamonds and they are the same shapes that Willyne used in Passacaglia with Mr Penrose and Wild is the Wind in Millefiori Quilts 1, and in Ballet with Kaffe Fassett and Be Calm and Count to Ten in Millefiori Quilts 2.


Wild is the Wind by Willyne Hammerstein

Here they are in Wild is the Wind. These must be some of Willyne’s favorite shapes—not to be confused with 60º diamonds, which Willyne also uses in some designs.


Print templates with Inklingo

The good news is that if you have an Inklingo Passacaglia shape collection OR an Inklingo Ballet shape collection, you have everything you need to print and sew this amazing Moncarapacho design.

Just add the book for instructions and some luscious fabric and enjoy every stitch!.


Print templates with Inklingo


With 3 cm shapes (original), Moncarapacho is approximately 55.75 x 58 inches.

With 1.5 inch shapes, it is approximately 71 x 74 inches.

The shape collections are fantastic value ($20 or $25) plus I add the Hexagon Quilt Design Book (PDF to download). The design book focuses on 60º hexagons but the sewing and pressing instructions also apply to these shapes.


Print templates with Inklingo


As usual, if you have the Inklingo shape collection, you do not need acrylic templates or papers.

Print the shapes on fabric or on paper or freezer paper with a choice of layouts and sew by hand or by machine.


Moncarapacho quilt


There are a LOT of articles in the archives and videos that apply to Moncarapacho. You might want to pour a coffee, sweeten it with chocolate milk, and review a few of these.

VIDEO There is a video on the Main Millefiori Page (under the Shop tab) showing how to sew Passacaglia with a running stitch. Willyne teaches hand piecing with a running stitch (not English Paper Piecing, as I originally thought) and sewing with a running stitch is even faster and easier if you print the shapes on fabric with Inklingo. It speeds up the preparation, and printing the cutting and stitching lines on fabric with your Inkjet ensures accuracy.

FUSSY CUTTING  Passacaglia with Inklingo.
Fussy cutting Patchwork of the Crosses with Inklingo (No acrylic!)

HYBRID PIECING The technique of combining hand and machine piecing for Celestial Star can be used for Moncarapacho too.

VIDEO  The video for sewing 6-pointed stars will help you get perfect intersections on 5-pointed and 10-pointed stars too.


Introduction to Inklingo

If you are new to Inklingo, this VIDEO on the Welcome to Inklingo page on the website explains how to print on fabric with your Inkjet printer.


Print templates with Inklingo


There is exciting news coming soon about Millefiori Quilts 3, so please subscribe (top of right side-bar), so you don’t miss anything.


Moncarapacho quilt

Millefiori Quilts 3 is at low intro prices for a little while but it won’t last forever, okay?

A friend asked me whether I really like Millefiori Quilts 3 the best. Yes! Really! I love the first two books but 3 is my favorite!

Are you practicing your pronunciation?

Linda & Monkey


7 thoughts on “Moncarapacho Quilt with Inklingo”

  1. Hi Kelly,
    Good news. The 3cm Ballet shapes match exactly with Pacho. I also did the larger size (1.5 inch) but you can use the original instead, if you prefer. (Notice the original is in cm and the other is in inches.) I am very interested in seeing what designs everyone requests. I have my favorites too. 🙂

  2. Linda, I completely agree with you that book 3 is by far the best! I also agree with Candy that it is super wonderful that you let us know that we already have, possibly, inklingo options to make Moncarapacho. I looked at Ballet and it’s shapes sizes in inches was different then the ship sizes for Pacho. I’m assuming they’ll just end up a little bigger or smaller. It also seemed like Lucky Stars, The Can-Can and La Tarantella might have the same shapes or at least some. Actually, La Tara seemed a lot like La Pas & Can-Can like Ballet.

    You had asked what one we might like to do the most. For me, it would be perpetuum mobile. However, there are 10 others not including the ones mentioned above that I’d also be interested in doing.

    The ones that I am NOT interested in doing, include Ietsie Pietsie, La Grand Desert, Sur le pont, and possibly Rondo.

  3. Hi Candy, Thank you very much for your order for Millefiori Quilts 3. Good news. I just checked the tracking and your copy of Millefiori Quilts 3. It was mailed on Friday and was delivered to your PO Box on the 18th (Monday), so you can start whenever you are ready!

  4. You know Linda, other vendors would crank out a whole ‘nother set of shapes to sell for the new book, but YOU tell us we already have them! How sweet is that! Waiting for my copy of #3 to arrive

  5. I am VERY tempted by Pacho (that’s what I’m calling it) as I have identified a fabric that I think I’d use for a lot of fussy cutting/printing and have a vision of what I’d do with this – but I’m going to resist until after I finish my Gardens Gone Wild quilt and see what other exciting news is coming about Millefiori Quilts 3!


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