The first Inklingo shape collection was published SIX years ago—May 2006!
Inklingo has come a long, long way since that first CD.
Monkey seems to have decided that we will have a BIG celebration.
I’m not sure he has cleared this extravaganza with the CFO.
Oh, well. We’ll think about that tomorrow.
Today, we celebrate. You get the gifts.
1. Save $10 (TEN dollars!) when you buy The Inklingo Handbook
No kidding! Nice gift, eh?
The Inklingo Handbook is a great resource, and should be in every quilter’s library. The first chapter about printing on fabric is so important it is included in one of the free shape collections. There are sample pages on the website too.
The chapters on Piecing (machine and hand), Appliqué, Pressing, and using pre-Inklingo patterns are designed to help you get the most out of the new methods that Inklingo makes possible.
The handbook is an incredible value with this offer. In effect, the $10 coupon means the handbook is less than $20! (We must be crazy.) Coupon details.
We have not decided yet how long this offer will last.
By the way, if you bought The Inklingo Handbook recently (in May), if you order an Inklingo download before July 24 and mention the anniversary deal in a comment on the order, I will manually apply a $10 coupon for you too.
2. Top Ten Tutes
We believe that the best gifts are homemade, so we made something too.
It’s a new page on the blog listing our Top Ten Tutes (tutorials). See the tabs above the blog header.
The blog is searchable, but what if you don’t quite know what you are looking for?
We think the new Tute summary is nice for everyone—newbies, long-time Inklingoists, designers, shop owners, and other Affiliates.
Printing on fabric with Inklingo has changed the lives of thousands of quilters in more than 60 different countries in the past 6 years.
- We enjoy piecing by machine and by hand even more, because we know we will be thrilled with the results.
- We enjoy appliqué more because the preparation is so fast and easy. We go straight to the fun part—the stitching.
- We talk about “doing the inklingo,” inklingoing, and being an Inklingoist.
We make more quilts, sometimes designs we would have thought would be only for experts before.
We are more adventurous in our designs because we know we can make anything with the cutting and stitching lines printed on the fabric.
We buy more fabric and finish more quilts!
We download instantly anywhere in the world, including thousands of pages of shapes to print on fabric and 8 Design Books—Double Wedding Ring, Dresden Plate, Drunkard’s Path, Feathered Star, Hexagons, Storm At Sea, Sunflower, and Winding Ways so far.
We enjoy designing beautiful layouts using Electric Quilt, because we know that anything we design is actually something we can sew—and finish.
We learn and share with more than 1800 quilters in the Inklingo Yahoo Group.
We use up scraps and jelly rolls and use more of our stash than ever before!
We tell our friends about Inklingo and earn credit with the Affiliate Program.
6 Years from Now?
In 2018, my birthday falls on the holiday Monday again! LOL I intend to use the photo of me at 5 years old on the blog again.
- Pattern designers will expect most quilters to print on fabric with Inklingo.
- Patterns and magazines will always include the finished sizes, no matter what method they teach.
- Quilt Magazines will never need pull-out pages of templates!
- Quilt Shops will demo and teach Inklingo as commonly as they teach rotary cutting now, and will earn as Affiliates. Inventory dollars will be spent on fabric instead.
- Fabric manufacturers will sell more fabric than ever before, because quilters finish quilts faster with Inklingo. They will make even more dark fabrics that are light enough on the wrong side to print with one of the 20 colors. (You can print on many dark fabrics now.)
- Online fabric sellers will describe dark fabric in terms of whether it is “inklingoable” (lighter on the wrong side).
- Quilters will combine hand and machine piecing more often in “hybrid” quilts. (Hand for relaxation and portability, machine for speed.)
- A Very Big Company will probably own the Inklingo Patent, and Monkey and I will have more time to make quilts.
In 2018, there will be more quilters than ever before, because Inklingo makes it easier and less expensive to get started, and easier and more exciting to keep quilting after an excessive number of birthdays.
Thank you for being an Inklingo quilter and for telling your friends about it.
From Day 1, you have been our best “advertisers!”
You have requested hundreds of new designs, and we are doing our best to keep up.
I have a few more surprises up my sleeve.
We’ll be back soon, and we hope you will be too. If you don’t want to miss anything good, you can subscribe (right sidebar) to receive an email when we add something new.
Thank you for your birthday wishes on Monday, and for celebrating six years of Inklingo with us today.
Okay! I’m almost afraid to ask. What would you like to see next?
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.
Linda & Monkey