Tarantella 3 cm Willyne Hammerstein
Print on fabric with Trarantella 3 cm to sew Willyne Hammerstein’s rosettes for better results than with traditional Tarantella quilt templates.
Sew by hand with a running stitch or by machine or both (hybrid) or print templates for EPP.
Print on fabric with Tarantella 3 cm to sew this intriguing design in Millefiori Quilts 3 by Willyne Hammerstein, published by Quiltmania.
Tarantella 3 cm is the original size. The same shapes are available in a larger size (1.5 inch). All Inklingo shape collections for Millefiori Quilts are listed in the Index of Shapes.
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 Tarantella Add-On shape collection to get these two additional shapes.
Features of the Tarantella 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 Tarantella 3 cm
- use a rotary cutter or scissors
- two combo layouts to save fabric and save time
- 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. There is an added layer of complexity to Tarantella because the rosettes interlock and overlap each other.
Detailed diagrams for the rosettes and assembling the quilt top are in Willyne’s Millefiori Quilts 3 book.
Even with fussy cutting, you can get a faster finish with Inklingo than with traditional methods. There are two methods of fussy cutting with Inklingo and neither uses acrylic templates. (Why I don’t sell acrylic templates.)
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.
Video 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.