Passacaglia 3 cm Willyne Hammerstein
Print on fabric to sew Willyne’s rosettes for better results than with traditional Passacaglia quilt templates.
Sew by hand or machine or both (hybrid) or print templates for EPP.
- Learn to Hand Piece
- Quilters Like You
- Size Comparison
- Other "Passacaglia" Designs
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Passacaglia 3 cm is the original size (1.18 inch). La Passacaglia with Mr Penrose is the exquisite quilt on the cover of Millefiori Quilts 1 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 instead of English Paper Piecing. Quiltmania graciously agreed. You can print on fabric instead of using acrylic templates.
This shape collection includes the shapes for Willyne Hammerstein’s Passacaglia (Millefiori Quilts 1) in the original size.
The same shapes are available in larger sizes (1.5 inch and 2 inch). Inklingo shape collections for Millefiori Quilts are listed in the Index of Shapes.
Willyne’s Favorite Shapes?
Wild is the Wind (Millefiori Quilts 1), Ballet (Millefiori Quilts 2), Moncarapacho (Millefiori Quilts 3), Tarantella (Millefiori Quilts 3), and Swinging Swinging Old Lady (Millefiori Quilts 4) all use these same diamonds!
Features of the Passacaglia 3 cm 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)
& More Good Things about Passacaglia 3 cm
- use a rotary cutter or scissors
- choice of layouts for different straight grain and directional fabrics
- precision corners to make the sewing easier
- ideal for fussy cutting (2 Inklingo methods)
- small shapes fit on Jelly Rolls and small scraps
- choice of methods—running stitch or English Paper Piecing by hand
- an impressive, unusual, intriguing design
- complimentary Hexagon Quilt Design Book ($20 value)
When you buy this shape collection, I manually add the Hexagon Quilt Design Book (70 pages) as soon as I see your order, so you can download it too. The design book focuses on 60° hexagons but the sewing and pressing instructions also apply to these shapes.
Detailed diagrams for the rosettes and assembling the quilt top are in Willyne’s book. There is an added layer of complexity because the rosettes interlock and overlap each other.
However, you can get a faster finish with Inklingo than with traditional methods even with fussy cutting.
There are two great methods of fussy cutting with Inklingo. You can use traditional Swiss cheese fussy cutting with two-part freezer paper templates (printed with Inklingo). If you have the right fabric, Inklingo No Waste Fussy Cutting is a fabulous choice. Print identical sheets of fabric for No Waste Fussy Cutting, similar to Stack n Whack™.
The brilliance of Willyne’s design is in the way she used the shapes to create interlocking designs. She teaches hand piecing with a running stitch.
It is much easier to print the shapes on fabric with Inklingo and sew with a running stitch. On the other hand, there are 8 Good Ways to Use Inklingo for EPP if that is the method you prefer.
Love the lines. Quilt more!
Is this your first time using Inklingo? Please start with the Free Diamond Triangle Square shape collection. Click on the Getting Started tab > Main Beginner’s Page.
Learn to Hand Piece
GOOD NEWS The quilts in the Millefiori books are not just for quilters who like English Paper Piecing.
Willyne hand pieces with a running stitch—and NOT English Paper Piecing, as I originally thought. MessyJesse took a class from Willyne Hammerstein and shares photos on her blog.
“I have been brainwashed recently into thinking I needed to EPP everything (hurts my hands) or buy expensive templates! I really enjoyed your post on why they aren’t necessary!” Elaine in England
Learn to Hand Piece
The two-hour hand piecing lesson in Quilted Diamonds 2 is like taking a private lesson from me. The beautiful book and DVD are available again.
There are also hand piecing videos on my YouTube channel.
GOOD NEWS The brilliance of Willyne’s design is in the way she used the shapes to create interlocking designs. 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 and sew with a running stitch.
On the other hand, there are 8 Good Ways to Use Inklingo for EPP if that is the method you prefer.
The three videos below focus on other deigns but the info also applies to designs in the Millefiori Quilts books.
January 2020 – How to combine hand and machine piecing.
January 2020 – Two methods of fussy cutting with Inklingo.
January 2020 – Why freezer paper templates are better than acrylic templates.
This video was recorded live on Facebook in February 2018 and added to YouTube in December 2018. Details on the blog.
Quilters Like You
“I can’t even imagine doing these quilts without Inklingo.” – Aileen in Illinois
“Inklingo made it possible for me to do the Millefiori quilts! I am getting ready to start my 3rd, and I would never have done any of them without Inklingo!” – Erin in Virginia
The shapes in Willyne’s original Passacaglia have 3 cm sides (1.18 inch). Shapes with 1.5 inch or 2 inch sides are larger and easier to sew by machine.
This diagram shows the size comparison for one of the rosettes. When you follow the instructions in Willyne’s Millefiori Quilts book, you will see that some of the rosettes have a different number of rings.
Size of center without borders:
3 cm shape collection, approx 46 x 58 inches
1.5 inch shape collection, approx 58 x 74 inches
2 inch shape collection, approx 77 x 98 inches
Size with borders:
3 cm shape collection, approx 57 x 70 inches (144 cm x 176 cm)
1.5 inch shape collection, approx 72 x 90 inches with borders in the same proportions as the original
2 inch shape collection, approx 96 x 120 inches with borders in the same proportions as the original
Other "Passacaglia" Designs
Passacaglia is a Baroque music form from the 1600s which was destined to cause confusion for quilters in the twenty-first century.
1. Some quilters mistakenly think La Passacaglia is called Millefiori because it is on the cover of the Millefiori Quilts book.
2. There is also a Millefiore Quilt Along based on a book by Katja Marek, which uses different shapes.
3. Lucy Boston made a quilt called Passacaglia, which is in The Patchworks of Lucy Boston book.
4. There is a free Inklingo pattern by Tilde in Denmark called Passacaglia, which was published in 2009.