Printing on fabric can be intimidating but it doesn’t have to be. With Inklingo, you can overcome your fear, print on fabric, and create your best quilts—and impress everyone (even yourself).
You Are Not Alone
Are you intimidated by the idea of printing on fabric? You are not alone.
Many quilters share this fear but with Inklingo, you can overcome it and unlock a whole new level of creativity.
Tens of thousands of quilters in more than 65 countries have gone first. I learned from their questions and concerns and wrote Six Simple Steps with Scraps to give you an easy introduction.
Printing on fabric gives you the confidence to create stunning designs. It elevates your quilting to the next level.
Scraps of Fabric
Some quilters have had bad experiences with printing photos or labels on fabric (special fabric, complicated instructions, colors that fade, messy chemicals) but the Inklingo method is much simpler than printing images.
Printing the outlines of quilt shapes on the fabric takes less time than preparing fabric shapes with traditional tools and templates and does not require pretreated fabric, special ink, a new printer, or chemicals.
The only risk is that when you have printed on fabric with the Diamond Triangle Square shape collection (free), you will never go back to the old ways.
Print a Simple Test on a Scrap
Testing the ink in your printer is simple but the benefits are huge.
A simple test allows you to use the printer and ink you already have.
Testing is the first step of Six Simple Steps with Scraps. Every detail is explained and illustrated, including how to iron scraps to freezer paper, the settings in the Print Dialog Box, and how to choose which of the 20 Inklingo ink colors is most appropriate.
Avoid A Common Mistake
One common mistake is not properly prepping the fabric before printing. Wash the fabric to remove sizing and use a HOT, dry iron so the freezer paper sticks firmly and still peels off neatly to be used over and over again.
Printer manufacturers know we print on fabric. Quilters have been doing it for decades. You don’t need to worry about ruining your printer and there are some simple ways to avoid jams.
Most jams are caused by the fabric feeding at an angle or by the freezer paper loosening from the fabric in the printer. Both are easy to avoid.
Experiment with New Techniques
The other 5 steps in Six Simple Steps with Scraps introduce you to new techniques that are only available when you print on fabric with Inklingo and you just need the free Diamond Triangle Square shape collection.
By using scraps, you can start small and gradually work your way up to more complex designs, sewing by hand or by machine, or both.
Expand your skills and learn better ways of sewing with precision.
Printing on fabric can be daunting, but by following a few key tips and tricks, you can overcome your fear and create beautiful quilts.
Just start! Use the correct settings, avoid common mistakes, and experiment with new techniques to create stunning designs that take your quilting to the next level.
Don’t let fear hold you back from trying something new and exciting.
Go Forth and Print with Confidence
When you follow Six Simple Steps with Scraps you have the skills and knowledge to create stunning quilts that truly stand out.
Does this help you overcome your fears? Are you ready to print on fabric now?
1. DOWNLOAD, SAVE, and OPEN the Free Diamond Triangle Square shape collection first.
2. VISIT the Welcome Page on the website.
3. ORDER Six Simple Steps with Scraps to get a head start with all the info you need in one PDF. It has never been easier.
4. SUBSCRIBE for occasional updates.
Please leave a comment if you have words of wisdom for the quilters who want to overcome the fear!