On the Road to the Castle Wall

Inklingo Castle Wall

Castle Wall (Beyer 295-1) is a wonderful old design which was first published by Kansas City Star in 1931.

It is perfect for modern quilters who need a portable project. I like it so much I decided on 3 sizes!

Inklingo’s precise lines for stitching and cutting make it easier, faster, and more precise than with templates.

There are at least 8 reasons to join me on the road to the Castle Wall! It’s going to be a wonderful journey.


  • Tips for using Inklingo
  • Inset seams—Why quilters who hand piece love them!
  • Suggestions for sewing by hand and by machine or both (hybrid)
  • Fussy Cutting with Inklingo
  • Design ideas for blocks using stripes or scraps
  • Back-basting with Inklingo
  • Setting ideas
  • Monkey’s Cheat Sheets, and more!

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Free Diamond Triangles Square Shape Collection

IMPORTANT  If you are new to Inklingo, I recommend starting with the FREE Diamond Triangle Square shape collection.

It includes the first chapter of The Inklingo Handbook. The Top Ten Tutes on the blog, you get you started too.

Inklingo - Print shapes on fabric with your Inkjet


Faster preparation, no measuring, no templates, perfect straight grain, efficient use of fabric, exciting designs.

Castle Wall has all the usual advantages you expect from Inklingo.

For example, it is simple to decide how much fabric you need because there are diagrams for every shape. Shop your stash for scraps, or get the latest fabric from a quilt shop when you’re “on the road.”

You can use a rotary cutter to cut several layers at a time (fast) or use scissors (portable). Just cut on the lines.

Inklingo Castle Wall Combo Layout


Combo layouts allow you to print all of the shapes for one fabric at once. Inklingo quilters love them!

Combos save time and fabric. It is also perfect for mixing and matching scraps from your stash.

Monkey insisted on SEVEN combos this time!

Inklingo Castle Wall Variations


Every block includes the same shapes but we think we can surprise you with the variations, even without the bonus shapes!

Inklingo Castle Wall Bonus Shapes


This is exciting!

If you haven’t tried back-basting appliqué yet, let us introduce you!

Why do we rave about back-basting appliqué? There is less preparation and each piece is always perfectly positioned.

There is a whole chapter about appliqué in The Inklingo Handbook and it focuses on back-basting.

Inklingo Castle Wall Sizes


When we started down this road, I just planned on making 9 inch Castle Wall.

One size is enough, but 4.5, 6 and 9 inch blocks can be combined to make some fabulous settings. (See what we did with Drunkard’s Path and Winding Ways!)

One size leads to another. This trip promises to be memorable!

Inklingo Castle Wall Quilt


Each shape collection includes a few worksheets to get you started.

Inklingo Castle Wall 4.5 inch   . . . Inklingo Castle Wall 6 inch . . . Inklingo Castle Wall 9 inch


$25 is great value, Monkey has an even better idea. Buy The Inklingo Handbook first and use the $10 coupon code when you buy Castle Wall!

Thank you for visiting.

Linda & Monkey

14 thoughts on “On the Road to the Castle Wall”

  1. I agree with Jeannette! I thought you were quiet too long also! 😀 Fabulous block, Linda, and Monkey, already I’m wondering if a certain fabric will fit the large octagon…


  2. Another must have collection! Love it Linda, can’t wait to get started on this one which means I’m going to have to get all 3 sizes!

  3. How beautiful! And great timing for me. I’m finishing the piecing of Bonnie’s Celtic Solstice, using the Inklingo collection and am so happy about how the blocks are going together. So-I’m ready for a new adventure and Castle Wall looks lovely.

    • Hi Lin, We chose this for Mickey because she wanted an On The Road portable project, and Castle Wall shows off the advantages of hand piecing perfectly! It is a hand piecing dream because it is so great for “continuous stitching.” I would definitely hand piece most of the seams in the 4.5 and 6 inch blocks, but you could machine piece crosshair to crosshair for the 9 inch size. There is a video for machine piecing hexagons with Inklingo on YouTube that might help you decide whether you want to sew by machine or not.

      Love the photo of your Celtic Solstice blocks on your blog today!http://linsquilts.blogspot.ca/2014/01/the-meaning-of-life.html Hugs, Linda & Monkey

  4. I made this block last week for Jennifer Chaiverini’s “Loyal Union Sampler”. I hand pieced it drawing the lines by hand. If only I’d waited a week. LOL. Thanks for the new collections Linda.

  5. Wow. Another new collection. Another new project to start, no wonder it takes me so long to finish some projects. I can’t help myself. At least I can says I don’t get bored and have nothing to do with something on the go all the time. Thanks Linda. I can’t wait to start.

  6. Oh, my goodness — these collections are fantastic! Just looking at the pictures I’m planning fabric selections and continuous stitching possibilities and — oh, my! I’m totally sunk! I can’t wait to get started!

    These are exciting collections — thank you for lifting us out of the winter doldrums with these beauties!

  7. Oh, I’m so in love. Linda you, and clever Monkey, make it absolutely impossible for me to stay focused on one project (well, a dozen projects at a time in reality)!!! Thank you Mickey and Linda. I’m looking forward to participating in this year’s Castle Wall adventures. Perhaps this will be my sampler quilt instead of the Dresden Plates… challenges, challenges, challenges.

  8. If all the blocks turn out as lovely as the pink one with the fussy cut roses I know I won’t be able to resist…but what size to choose?
    Gonna think and then buy one
    Thanks again for a wonderful new adventure!


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