Are you ready to have some fun?
The new Inklingo Basket Shape Collections are full of fun—full to the brim!
There are at least seven things that make Inklingo Baskets extra special.
1. COMBO LAYOUTS
You may already have Inklingo triangles in other shape collections, but the seven combo layouts make these new shape collections amazing.
For example, Combo 4 (above) prints all the shapes at once (5 x 11) so you can mix and match for scrappy 4.5 inch Baskets.
2. PIECED HANDLE
If you piece the handle, you can have a different fabric below the handle to make it look as if the basket is full of flowers or space aliens. (Check your stash for frogs and cats.)
Matching marks! Can you imagine piecing a handle like this without matching marks? I can’t!
With the lines printed on the fabric with Inklingo, the whole block can be pieced. This is fabulous for quilters who normally avoid appliqué but love baskets.
Monkey and I started piecing the handles when I was making Quilted Diamonds more than a decade ago. We used freezer paper templates in the olden days. It is even better when you print the shapes on fabric with Inklingo.
We rotary cut the curves too. Easy peasy. (Video)
An appliqué template can shift.
If the handle on a small block shifts 1/8 of an inch it can spoil everything.
Hooray!! If you piece it, you know the handle is positioned precisely. WOW.
3. BACK-BASTING APPLIQUÉ
This is exciting!
If you haven’t tried back-basting appliqué yet, these baskets are full of treats!
Why do we rave about back-basting appliqué? There is less preparation and each piece is always perfectly positioned.
We think you will be amazed how fast it is to back-baste the handles, and we have added hearts and flowers to tempt you too.
We might even convert a few die-hard piecers to appliqué lovers!
There is a whole chapter about applique in The Inklingo Handbook and it focuses on back-basting.
(Monkey’s Tip: Buy The Inklingo Handbook first, get the $10 coupon and then use it on your next order to buy some baskets!)
4. CHOICE OF SIZES – 6 inch, 4.5 inch, 3 inch
One thing leads to another.
Is 3 inches too small? I had to try it.
Oh me, Oh my! 3 inch Baskets are so cute I can hardly stand it, but they are not for sissies. The pieces are small. You will either love them or hate them.
This means a new shape collection for On-Point 3 inch Triangles is coming soon too.
Blame it on Monkey, okay?
Basket blocks have been popular for a very long time and it is no wonder.
There are a gazillion ways to use baskets. We included a few worksheets to get you started.
6. ALL THE USUAL ADVANTAGES OF INKLINGO
Faster preparation, no measuring, no templates, perfect straight grain, efficient use of fabric, exciting designs.
These baskets have all the usual advantages you expect from Inklingo.
7. SPECIAL INTRO PRICE
$25 is great value, but $20 is even better. How can you resist?
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Please tell your friends about the new baskets. We think they will thank you!
Stay tuned, okay? Our baskets are full of ideas.
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.
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