LeMoyne Star 3 inch has been added to the Main Stars Page! Let’s make some stars!
I started this shape collection almost a year ago but was distracted by other requests.
The window template showed me that the design in Subtle Skies had the right scale to be perfect for Inklingo No Waste Fussy Cutting these diamonds.
You can make this 6 inch block with the new shape collection too!
By printing only 8 sheets of diamonds, I had enough diamonds for 42 fussy cut stars to sew by hand, a fabulous portable project! Twinkle Twinkle Little Stars!
If you are new to Inklingo, 0.88 inch diamonds may sound strange but it is exactly the right size for a 3 inch finished block.
All Inklingo shapes are named with the finished size. Index of Shapes
With Inklingo we are not limited to “easy to measure” shapes or templates because we print precise shapes on fabric.
HOW TO SEW THE STARS
I love sewing with a running stitch because one simple technique works for ANY design and any shape—hexagons, diamonds, pentagons, squares, triangles, and on and on.
The two-hour DVD lesson with the Quilted Diamonds 2 book is like taking a private hand piecing lesson with me. It covers everything you need to know about hand piecing including:
- choosing fabric
- needles, thread, threading the needle, quilter’s knot
- rotary cutting
- sewing kits
- running stitch
- sewing sequence
- mirror image
- scant quarter inch seams
- continuous stitching
- circling the intersection
- inset seams
- sewing curves
- pressing & trimming
- designing with diamonds and hexagons, etc.
Hand piecing should be relaxing and portable and it can be easier to get precise results than by machine.
Quilted Diamonds 2 is the book that inspired me to invent Inklingo. I reprinted QD2 this spring because I hear from so many quilters who have recently been introduced to English Paper Piecing but find it too slow or too tedious or too hard on their hands/wrists or who don’t like the look of it from the front.
When you learn how to sew with a running stitch, you can sew anything!
Too slow and imprecise for me:
English Paper Piecing (English Paper Piecing Rescue!)
Slow & precise & relaxing:
Freezer paper templates and a running stitch (the method in QD2)
Faster & relaxing with ultimate precision:
Print on fabric with Inklingo and sew with a running stitch (the method in QD2)
Even if you don’t intend to sew one of the 101 beautiful diamond designs in the beautiful 144 page book (and I think you will), the QD2 DVD is worth the price.
FACEBOOK VS THE BLOG—ARE YOU SUBSCRIBED?
If you are following Inklingo on FB, you knew this new shape collection was coming today!
You do NOT have to have a Facebook account to see what I post there if you go directly to
However, Facebook only shows my photos to about 20% of the quilters who have “liked” the Inklingo Facebook Page, so the best way to stay up to date is to subscribe to the blog (top of right sidebar).
I hope you will have a look at the photos I have posted in the last week or so.
If you are on Facebook, please “like” and “comment” and “share” my photos. It makes it more fun for everyone.
INTRO SALE PRICE
The new LeMoyne Star 3 inch shape collection is at a special low price until Monday night at midnight, May 25 (Memorial Day in the USA).
I’ll be printing more diamonds and loading up my portable kit, so I can sew on the front porch this summer. Little stars are the perfect answer if you need a portable project this summer too!
NINE YEARS ALREADY!
It has been NINE YEARS since I published the first Inklingo shape collection. You can see all of the shape collections I have published since then in the Shop.
If you haven’t tried Inklingo yet, please start with the 4.5 inch stars too with the FREE Diamond Triangle Square shape collection.
Thank you for visiting!
Linda & Monkey
New to Inklingo? Order and download free shapes and start sewing in the next few minutes. Quick Start (Always FREE.) There are triangles, diamonds, and squares in the free collection—great for dozens of different blocks.
$10 Coupon! 9 Year Anniversary Special on the handbook