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Introduction to Inklingo

Introduction to Inklingo
This short video explains how Inklingo works.

I send a Welcome email to every new Inklingo quilter, but sometimes it is filtered into junk/spam. 

Most quilters order at least 2 FREE PDFs from the Main Beginner's Page:

If a quilter doesn't order those two, I add them. (When you log into your account, you will see them under the heading New For You at the top of the right-hand column.)

I have been tweaking my Welcome email for years, adding and removing and updating. If you have suggestions, please let me know!  Mail to Linda 


How to print on fabric VIDEO

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



Welcome to Inklingo!

Inklingo is the quilting tool we've always wanted and most quilters download and open within a few minutes of ordering. However, if you have questions about downloading, opening, or using Inklingo, please ask.

The quilters I worry about are the ones who have questions but who don't contact me. I am a quilter too and I am happy to help, so you can enjoy using this amazing tool. 

I always recommend starting with the FREE Diamond Triangle Square shape collection because it includes the first chapter of The Inklingo Handbook (pages H5 - H48) and some great shapes to print on fabric ($20 value).

Ordinary Inkjet Printer

I have drawn the layouts of shapes so you can print them. It is as simple as possible.

Please follow a step by step example using the free Diamond Triangles Square shape collection to print shapes on fabric.

The example uses the free shape collection because everyone has it, but the steps are the same for any other shape collection.

The shape collections are big PDF files. It is necessary to open with Adobe Reader (free) and not a browser or a different PDF viewer. (Download Instructions.)

Inklingo Test Page


The video at the top of this page explains the 3 key ideas that make Inklingo work.

(1) There is a test page for the ink. 

(2) The pages are 13 x 19 but we use an ordinary 8.5 inch wide printer, because 


Custom Page Sizes

(3) we print Custom Page Sizes to get exactly the number of shapes we need without waste. (We never print the whole 13 x 19 inch page.)


All About Inklingo blog

When you are ready, there are short lessons on the blog under the tab Top Ten Tutes. They include topics like:

  • how to print a test page
  • how to print on small scraps
  • how to avoid jams
  • how to print on dark fabric
  • how to fussy cut
  • and more!

You can look at those tutes (tutorials) in any order. The blog is also searchable. The new mystery Case of the Stranger in Margaritaville is a good intro for beginners.

I hope you will print a sheet of fabric with free shapes soon. That is Step 1 above.  I sometimes hear from quilters who say they were "over-thinking it" and wish they had just started printing sooner. 

If you have any questions as you go along, please ask. I always answer as quickly as possible and I am happy to help.

If you don't hear from me quickly, please check your spam or junk folder.

Linda & Monkey in Canada
You don't have to have a Facebook account to see what I share there.


Print on fabric or on paper

Learn to print on fabric with the free shape collection and then you will be ready for hexagons or any other shapes.

The steps are the same, so you only have to learn one simple technique to make any quilt.

"Today I actually printed on fabric. It is great! My husband is more than surprised that printing on fabric comes out so neat. I'm reading your newsletter/blog and love it." -  Birgitt in Germany



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