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Tarantella 1.5 inch
Willyne Hammerstein






System Requirements
Print shapes on fabric with any ordinary Inkjet printer.

This Inklingo PDF includes the shapes for Tarantella.


La Tarantella quilt (Willyne Hammerstein)

La Tarantella is one of the stunning designs in Millefiori Quilts 3 by Willyne Hammerstein, published by Quiltmania. Quilters asked for the design to be made Inklingo-able, so they would have the option to sew with a running stitch OR with English Paper Piecing.


Large templates for Tarantella quilt

5 of the shapes are the same as the ones for Passacaglia, so if you already have the Passacaglia shapes, you don't have to buy them again. You only need the "Add-On" shape collection to get the two additional shapes.

Large templates for Tarantella quilt

The shapes in this collection are LARGER than the templates in the book. The original size is also available (note below).

Most quilters hand piece this design, but you can machine piece, if you prefer.


La Tarantella quilt rosette

Features of this Shape Collection (PDF)

  • shapes to print on fabric
  • diagrams showing how much fabric you need
  • shapes without seam allowances to print on paper or freezer paper (just in case you want templates)


La Tarantella quilt rosette

& More

  • use a rotary cutter or scissors
  • two combo layouts to save fabric and save time
  • optional scissors layouts to save fabric
  • precision corners and matching marks to make the sewing easier
  • ideal for fussy cutting
  • shapes fit on Jelly Rolls and small scraps
  • choice of methods—running stitch or English Paper Piecing
  • an impressive, unusual, intriguing design
  • complimentary 70-page Hexagon Quilt Design Book 


Millefiori Quilts 3  Book-on-paper

Detailed diagrams for the rosettes and assembling the quilt top are in Willyne’s gorgeous Millefiori Quilts 3 book. (The third book is my favorite!)

This Inklingo shape collection does not include instructions. Sewing pentagons and diamonds into rosettes is similar to sewing hexagons, so when you order this shape collection, you also receive the Hexagon Quilt Design Book ($20 value, PDF download). There are short videos showing how to sew hexagons by hand or by machine on the Main Hexagon Page.

Compared to sewing hexagons, there is an added layer of complexity with Tarantella because the rosettes interlock and overlap each other. 


With the Tarantella 1.5 inch shape collection, the center of the quilt without borders is approx 64 x 82 inches.

The original size is also available. The center of quilt without borders is approx 50.5 x 64.5 inches.


Print Tarantella shapes on fabric or paper

Love the lines. Quilt more!


Quilted Diamonds 2 with DVD lesson


If you are learning how to hand piece, Quilted Diamonds 2 is the book I recommend because it includes the two-hour DVD lesson for the price of a book alone. It is a great value.

The DVD is like taking a private lesson with me. Discover the advantages of sewing with a running stitch!


The brilliance of Willyne’s design is in the way she used the shapes to create interlocking rosettes. 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 (TWO methods of fussy cutting) and sew with a running stitch. You can probably start and finish 3 rosettes with Inklingo in the time it would take to make ONE with EPP.

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


Wild is the Wind with Inklingo

SEPTEMBER 2017 - The diamonds are also used for Moncarapacho in Millefiori Quilts 3 and in Wild is the Wind in Millefiori Quilts 1.

Willyne uses the same shapes in other designs in all three Millefiori Quilts books.

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