The Inklingo Handbook
The Inklingo Handbook is for every quilter who is interested in printing on fabric.
128 pages, softcover
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The Inklingo Handbook includes general info and great tips for printing on fabric. Chapter 1 is essential to your enjoyment of Inklingo, so the chapter is included in the FREE Diamond Triangle Square shape collection. Please tell your friends, so they can start enjoying Inklingo too.
“Thank you so much for Inklingo. Now I’ve started I’m hooked forever with this wonderful technique. I’ve been able to adapt most of the shapes to use in my Farmers sampler quilt and now all my blocks are perfect size and as I hand piece its much faster.” Jillian in Australia
If you arrived here from Quiltmaker’s Quilty Pleasures blog, you might want to start with the Main Hexagon Page or the Inklingo Quick Start Page.
Chapter 1 – Printing on Fabric
General info and great tips for printing on fabric.
Chapter 2 – Piecing
Our best tips! 1. by hand 2. by machine 3. hybrid
Chapter 3 – Appliqué
Inklingo makes appliqué better than ever before. Back-basting, needleturn, FP appliqué, and more
Chapter 4 – Pressing and Trimming
Great strategies for pressing and trimming for hand and machine pieced seams
Chapter 5 – Using Patterns with Inklingo
Inklingo is compatible with any pattern that uses the same shapes and sizes. There is helpful information about shapes, dimensions, yardage calculations—complete with examples.
The Inklingo Handbook was first published in a loose-leaf version in 2008 (sold out) when shape collections became downloadable (previously on CD) and was then reprinted in a beautiful bound version which is still available today.
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Answers to 5 Beginner Questions
The info in my Welcome Email guides you through the first steps. If you don’t receive a welcome email soon after you place your order, please check your spam or junk folder or visit that page online.
1. WHAT IS INKLINGO?
Inklingo is a simple and economical way to save time and make better quilts by machine or by hand, pieced or appliquéed.
Inklingo uses digital files (PDFs) to print shapes on fabric with any ordinary Inkjet printer.
Inklingo replaces measuring tools and templates. It is so innovative it is patented!
When you print the shapes on fabric with Inklingo:
- It simplifies the cutting
- It simplifies the sewing.
- It allows you to cut with scissors, or cut several layers at a time with a rotary cutter.
- It allows you to make simple or complex designs more easily.
More info >Inklingo Quiz (just for fun)
2. WHAT FABRIC CAN I USE?
Almost any cotton quilting fabric is suitable for Inklingo. When it is ironed to freezer paper, it goes through a printer safely, just like paper.
The 20 different colors of Inklingo ink which are used in the PDFs will show on almost any fabric and are likely to wash out completely. There are tips for dark fabric in The Inklingo Handbook and on the All About Inklingo blog.
Any ordinary Inkjet printer allows you to print “custom page sizes” to minimize waste, so Inklingo uses fabric very efficiently. In some cases, “combo layouts” allow you to use less fabric than with traditional methods.
More info > How to Print Your First Custom Page Size
3. WILL THE INK SHOW?
There is a simple test page with all 20 Inklingo ink colors, so you can test to be sure that the ink in your printer will wash out, and that a color does not show through the front.
4. WHAT CAN I MAKE?
There are so many choices that it can be hard to decide!
The Inklingo Smart Shopper’s Idea Book (free download) summarizes the shape collections which are available now and the shapes which have been requested. It complements the info on the website and is updated whenever new shapes are added.
5. HOW DO I START?
Order and download the free shape collection and print your first shapes in the next few minutes!
See the clues for the Case of the Secret Garden (COTSG) on the All About Inklingo blog. It’s perfect for Inklingo beginners.
LOVE THE LINES! QUILT MORE!
Yes, Inklingo is wonderful……fast, accurate, and fun!!! Wish I had known about it sooner ( first started using it in 2013) and wish there were more quilting hours in my day. But, with Inklingo, I can accomplish more in less time! – Betsy in MA on the blog
Just want to let you know how happy I am with the free download. I’ve watched all your videos (several times), read your site and your blog, and made 4 little 8 pointed star squares from your free pattern. I am so pleased that I’ve found this way to hand piece without all the prep work. As someone else commented, I’ve been quilting for many years and I can’t remember when I’ve been this excited about a new (to me) technique! Carolyn in Mississippi
“I finished my first table runner using inklingo. I used fabrics, which I actually really didn’t like, in case the fabric would be messed up. But it wasn’t. My hubby was so surprised that I could print on fabric, you should have seen his face! Well, anyhow, I took the diamonds, triangles and squares everywhere, to the dentist’s waiting room, the hairdresser’s anywhere I expected to have to wait. And this is the result. As soon as I have finished some of my UFO’s, I’ll start inklingoing again!” – Birgitt in Germany 2016