Progress on Perfect Purple Pickles

Inklingo Pickle Dish will be ready this weekend!

Pickle Dish Quilt Block

Pickle Dish Quilt Blocks

Q.  Is it an add-on to DWR, or is it a stand-alone collection?

A.  BOTH!!

Pickle Dish Quilt Add-On shape collection PDF

Option 1  An add-on to Double Wedding Ring  (DWR)
Perfect!  This is ideal for Inklingo friends who already have the Inklingo Double Wedding Ring Shape Collection PDF.

Pickle Dish Quilt shape collection PDF

Option 2  A stand-alone Pickle Dish
Perfect!  This is ideal for Inklingo friends who just want to make a Pickle Dish Quilt, and don’t need the shapes for all the different arcs and options in the DWR shape collection.

We hope that makes everyone happy.

Pickle Dish quilt block detail

It looks as if each Pickle Dish arc is made of three different triangles, but they aren’t triangles—because one side of each has a slight curve.

Pickle Dish "triangles" have one curved edge

When you print shapes on fabric with Inklingo, you have perfect cutting and stitching lines, and no need for acrylic or paper templates. (Why I don’t sell acrylic templates.)

The curves are easy with a rotary cutter, but you can use scissors if you prefer.

As if that is not enough choice, an updated and revised Inklingo Double Wedding Ring Design Book (free) will be published at the same time, and it gives you a choice of methods.

Sew Pickle Dish Quilt Designs by Hand

Pickle Dish arcs are ideal for hand piecing, because you can sew from crosshair to crosshair, turn a corner at the end of each seam, and keep going, without breaking the thread.

Sew Pickle Dish quilt blocks by hand

This is “continuous stitching” and it is very relaxing, portable, and accurate. We love continuous stitching, thanks to the precise stitching lines, matching marks, and crosshairs printed on the fabric with Inklingo.

There are instructions for continuous stitching in The Inklingo Handbook, and you can see a close-up, detailed video in the DVD lesson with Jane Austen’s Writing Table Quilts (at a sale price too).

Sew Pickle Dish Quilt Designs by Machine

Other quilters prefer to machine piece the arcs.

Arcs for Pickle Dish quilt blocks

You can organize all of the shapes beside the sewing machine, and chain piece from edge to edge. It is fast and efficient.

Inklingo Hybrid Piecing  (Hand + Machine)

Some of us like to hand piece the arcs because they are so relaxing and portable, but then assemble the quilt top by machine, using Inklingo’s correct curves and matching marks. We call it hybrid piecing, and it is our favorite.

Paper Piecing by Machine

Even though Monkey and I don’t understand sewing backward in a nest of unusable scraps, and prefer to sew fabric, not paper, we understand that some quilters like paper piecing.

Paper Piecing Pickle Dish arcs

The new Pickle Dish collections include a paper template so you can print Pickle Dish arcs for foundation piecing, using your favorite method.

Stay tuned, okay?

The collections and updated design book will be ready this weekend, so maybe you should start thinking about how you want to make your perfect Pickle Dish—by hand, by machine, as a hybrid, or with paper piecing.

Pickle Dish Quilt Block

Monkey thinks it is time to get back to work. We’ll let you know as soon as everything is ready for you.

Thank you for visiting.

Linda & Monkey

4 thoughts on “Progress on Perfect Purple Pickles”

  1. Thank you… Thank you… Thank you… A great new collection and as an add-on to a collection I already have! I will be waiting by the keyboard with credit card at the ready. I know I will never beat Tilde or Cathi, but I’m hoping to be in the running.

  2. What a fabulous collecetion — either just Pickle Dish or as an add-on for those who already have the DWR collection!! I’m really looking forward to printing and stitching a red and white pickle dish. Those wonderful triangles will be such fun to stitch!

  3. This is an amazing collection. I look forward to putting pickles in my pickle dish! Even your blog has a wealth of information. Thank you for all your contributions to the world of quilting.


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