Millefiori Quilts 5 by Willyne Hammerstein

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The designs in Millefiori Quilts 5 are NOT just for quilters who like English Paper Piecing (EPP).

Willyne sews with a running stitch to make her exceptional quilts. Some quilters are using EPP instead.

Quiltmania—one of the most beautiful quilt magazines in the world—published all five of Willyne’s Millefiori Quilts books and there will be a sixth one too!

Inklingo Shape Collections for Millefiori Quilts 5

See all 17 quilts in Millefiori Quilts 5.

I have started working on the shape collection for the 17 lovely quilts in this book. I am interested in hearing which ones you would like to see first and whether you would like the shapes the same size as the book or larger.

The ones marked with * are identified as the simplest, for debutantes (beginners). Some are marked ** and ***. They are all more achievable when you print the shapes on fabric.

Buona Sera *** Requested in Original Size

Dance the Night Away ** Ready!

When there is Shadow * Ready!

Symphonie des Fleurs ** Requested in Original Size

Farandole ** Requested in Original Size

Peasant Wedding **

Gracias a la Vida ** Ready!

Pieces of Joy ***

When Neckties Could Talk * Ready

Azeulos **

Stelle di Mare ** Requested in Original Size

Let’s Twist Again (cover) ** Ready!

Somewhere Over the Rainbow **

Canto *

Jouer à Cache-Cache ***

Floriade ***

Night and Day * Requested in Original Size

See all 17 quilts in Millefiori Quilts 5.

Why I don’t sell acrylic templates

Whether you use Inklingo or not, you do not need acrylic templates for any of Willyne’s designs, just the book, some freezer paper, and your favorite fabrics.

Sewing by hand with a running stitch is less expensive than EPP. Freezer paper also works better than acrylic for fussy cutting.

Every one of Willyne’s designs in Millefiori Quilts 5 is exceptional! When you have an Inklingo shape collection for Millefiori Quilts, you can start AND finish Willyne’s elaborate designs in a reasonable amount of time.

Millefiori Quilts All Around the World

We are very lucky to be quilters in the twenty-first century! Willyne was born and lives in The Netherlands and she named her book Millefiori which is Italian for a thousand flowers. She was inspired by the tiling designs of an English mathematician and the book was published by Quiltmania in France. Then it was shipped across the Atlantic, so I can mail it from the USA (Niagara Falls NY) to you—wherever you are in the world.

Not only that but you will be able to order and download Inklingo shape collections for many of the designs from my site in Canada.

Print on fabric and make your best quilts!


GOOD NEWS  The quilts in the Millefiori books are not just for quilters who like English Paper Piecing.

Willyne hand pieces with a running stitch—and NOT English Paper Piecing, as I originally thought. MessyJesse took a class from Willyne Hammerstein and shares photos on her blog.

“I have been brainwashed recently into thinking I needed to EPP everything (hurts my hands) or buy expensive templates! I really enjoyed your post on why they aren’t necessary!” Elaine in England

Sewing pentagons and diamonds is similar to sewing hexagons, so you can follow those instructions for continuous stitching by hand, precision machine piecing, and hybrid piecing (hand + machine) for the best of both worlds. Speed AND portability.

If you intend to sew by machine, choose the larger sizes.

By hand
Quilted Diamonds 2 with DVD

Learn to Hand Piece

The two-hour hand piecing lesson in Quilted Diamonds 2 is like taking a private lesson from me. The beautiful book and DVD are available again.

There are also hand piecing videos on my YouTube channel.

GOOD NEWS The brilliance of Willyne’s design is in the way she used the shapes to create interlocking designs. She teaches hand piecing with a running stitch.

It is NOT necessary to use EPP unless that is the method you prefer. It is much easier to print the shapes on fabric with Inklingo and sew with a running stitch.

On the other hand, there are 8 Good Ways to Use Inklingo for EPP if that is the method you prefer.

The three videos below focus on other designs but the info also applies to designs in the Millefiori Quilts books.

January 2020 – How to combine hand and machine piecing.

January 2020 – Two methods of fussy cutting with Inklingo.

January 2020 – Why freezer paper templates are better than acrylic templates.

This video was recorded live on Facebook in February 2018 and added to YouTube in December 2018. Details on the blog. 

See All 17 Designs

There are images of all 17 quilts in Millefiori Quilts 5 on the blog.


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