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Getting started with Inklingo



Most quilters just need to see their first shapes on fabric to realize that Inklingo is the quilting tool we've always wanted. That's why I want to make it easy for you to print in the next few minutes.

Introduction to Inklingo

VIDEO Introduction to Inklingo
This short video explains how Inklingo works.

How to print on fabric VIDEO

Preparing the fabric sheets and printing - Clip from Live Video 07 March 2018 


I'm sending a fabric sample printed with the free shapes to new-to-Inklingo quilters! (USA & Canada only) Please put "free fabric sample' in the comment on your order. Normally, address is optional on free orders but of course, I need it if you want the fabric sample.

"I am enjoying Inklingo so much so far. There is something about the way this works that appeals. Also, everything is explained so thoroughly. I love this!" – Patty in CA, 18 Feb 2013

"I have been printing up inklingo storms and using it to complete quilt tops and convert patterns. It has been fantastic." – Pam M in Australia, 21 Mar 2013

"I hate to admit that I sat on my Inklingo purchases until I finally pulled out the fabric sample you included in the book . . . cut it up, and sewed a star together. I'm not sure why I had such a fear factor going on about it, but after I hand sewed the sample, I felt silly about not just 'doing it!'" – JoJo in Oregon, July 2013

"I have finished my first sample and found the technique very easy and it is the first time I have completed a star of any kind without a botched up centre. Very pleased with Inklingo!" - Glenda in Victoria, Australia, Oct 2015

Love the lines. Quilt more!

I made some great shapes available for FREE.
Since they are downloads, you can start now.

Order and download at least three things (below):

  • Free Shape Collection with Diamonds, Triangles and Squares
  • Guided Tour
  • Tilde's Tiny Totes

It is just like placing a normal order (add to cart, check out), except that it is free, so you will not be asked for payment information.

Please click on the covers for detailed descriptions.

Thank you for visiting my site. Linda

All prices in US dollars.

FREE Diamond Triangle Square
Downloadable Shapes
$0 (FREE!)

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Guided Tour
Downloadable Pattern
$0 (FREE!)

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Tilde's Tiny Totes
Downloadable Pattern
$0 (FREE!)

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Circle of Hearts Appliqué
Downloadable Shapes
$0 (FREE!)

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Printing Instructions
Downloadable Pattern
$0 (FREE!)

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Emma's Butterfly Stars
Downloadable Pattern
$0 (FREE!)

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Passacaglia Table Runner
Downloadable Pattern
$0 (FREE!)

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Pine Cone Quilt Design Book
Downloadable Book
$0 (FREE!)

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Cleopatra's Fan Design Book
Downloadable Book
$20.00 10.00

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The Inklingo Handbook
Autographed Book

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The Inklingo Handbook (bound)
Autographed Book

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Why do I have to place an order before I download?

Free downloads have the same copy protection as the others, so when you decide to pay for an Inklingo download there are no surprises. This free offer is an incentive to learn how to download. You are only asked for your email address and password, and nothing is ever shared. (There is a link to the privacy policy at the bottom of every page.)

When you discover the benefits of Inklingo as a quilting tool, we know you'll be back.

Inklingo for Beginners (below) answers some basic questions.

The info in my Welcome Email guides you through the first steps. If you don't receive a welcome email soon after you place your order, please check your spam or junk folder or visit that page online.


Inklingo is a simple and economical way to save time and make better quilts by machine or by hand, pieced or appliquéed.

Inklingo uses digital files (PDFs) to print shapes on fabric with any ordinary Inkjet printer.

Inklingo replaces measuring tools and templates. It is so innovative it is patented!

When you print the shapes on fabric with Inklingo:

  • It simplifies the cutting
  • It simplifies the sewing.
  • It allows you to cut with scissors, or cut several layers at a time with a rotary cutter.
  • It allows you to make simple or complex designs more easily.

More info > What is Inklingo? (more detailed description)
All About Inklingo Blog (indexed and searchable)
Inklingo Quiz (just for fun)


Fabric printed with Inklingo


Almost any cotton quilting fabric is suitable for Inklingo. When it is ironed to freezer paper, it goes through a printer safely, just like paper.

The 20 different colors of Inklingo ink which are used in the PDFs will show on almost any fabric and are likely to wash out completely. There are tips for dark fabric in The Inklingo Handbook and on the All About Inklingo blog.

Any ordinary Inkjet printer allows you to print “custom page sizes” to minimize waste, so Inklingo uses fabric very efficiently. In some cases, “combo layouts” allow you to use less fabric than with traditional methods.

More info > How to Print Your First Custom Page Size

Test Pate


There is a simple test page with all 20 Inklingo ink colors, so you can test to be sure that the ink in your printer will wash out, and that a color does not show through the front.

More info > The Inklingo Handbook, Chapter 1 (pages H1 to H48 the free shape collection)

Smart Shopper's Idea Book


There are so many choices that it can be hard to decide!

The Inklingo Smart Shopper’s Idea Book (free download) summarizes the shape collections which are available now and the shapes which have been requested. It complements the info on the website and is updated whenever new shapes are added.


Order and download the free shape collection and print your first shapes in the next few minutes!


Inklingo IO Group (previously on Yahoo, very friendly)
Inklingo Quick Start GuideSeveral pages under the Support Tab

The Case of the Secret Garden

See the clues for the Case of the Secret Garden (COTSG) on the All About Inklingo blog. It's perfect for Inklingo beginners.


Printed with Inklingo


Yes, Inklingo is, accurate, and fun!!! Wish I had known about it sooner ( first started using it in 2013) and wish there were more quilting hours in my day. But, with Inklingo, I can accomplish more in less time! - Betsy in MA on the blog

Just want to let you know how happy I am with the free download. I've watched all your videos (several times), read your site and your blog, and made 4 little 8 pointed star squares from your free pattern. I am so pleased that I've found this way to hand piece without all the prep work.  As someone else commented, I've been quilting for many years and I can't remember when I've been this excited about a new (to me) technique! Carolyn in Mississippi 


Inklingo table runner by Birgitt in Germany

"I finished my first table runner using inklingo. I used fabrics, which I actually really didn't like, in case the fabric would be messed up. But it wasn't. My hubby was so surprised that I could print on fabric, you should have seen his face! Well, anyhow, I took the diamonds, triangles and squares everywhere, to the dentist's waiting room, the hairdresser's anywhere I expected to have to wait. And this is the result. As soon as I have finished some of my UFO's, I'll start inklingoing again!" - Birgitt in Germany 2016

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