Thank you, Northcott!

I am interrupting our regularly scheduled program (Modern Baby Quilt) with some fun news!


Northcott Fabric Starry Night

The big brown truck delivered Stonehenge Starry Night to our house! It is better than getting chocolate from the Easter Bunny!


Northcott Fabrics

Northcott is sponsoring the fabric that I send with book orders to new Inklingoists! Thank you, Northcott!

Northcott Fabrics make cottons that feel like silk. Just touching the fabric makes it impossible to resist.


Northcott Fabrics Starry Night

Patti Carey at Northcott offered me a choice, so I asked for dark fabric.

Stonehenge Starry Night is lovely. It is a rich, dark color on the front and much lighter on the back, which is typical with cotton fabric.


Inklingo Test Page

I suggested a dark fabric because before they actually try Inklingo, many quilters imagine that you can only print light fabrics.

Not so!

Even dark fabrics are often light enough on the wrong side to see the lines. I print a Test Page first to see which of the 20 ordinary Inkjet ink colors used by Inklingo would be the best.

One of the Top Ten Tutes (tab above) is about printing on dark fabric.


Keep Calm and Sew Instead

Last night I “watched” some March Madness with Russ. I am not a big fan of the squeaky shoe show, so I set up the ironing board in front of the TV and ironed sheets of freezer paper to Starry Night.

Hot dry iron, trim around the FP with shears as I go. Zip. Zip. Zip.

After an hour or so I had about 50 sheets of fabric ready to print.

I could have done more, but some of the game highlights were irresistible and then there was another show I wanted to actually watch, so I turned off the iron. LOL


Stack of fabric printed with Inklingo

This morning, I put a stack in the printer and they all printed while I was writing this article for the blog.


Inklingo Combo layout printed on dark fabric

The lines don’t photograph well (click for a larger view), but I can see the lines well enough to rotary cut the rows and then cut the shapes apart.



I also print some info on the Freezer Paper. (Click for full size.)


Free shape collection - Combo 2

I print these samples with the “combo” layout from the free Diamond Triangle Square shape collection. It introduces the idea of a Custom Page Size (6.75 x 9.75) to use fabric efficiently.

Printing a Custom Page Size is one of the 3 Key Ideas that make Inklingo work.


Inklingo LeMoyne Stars

If you print the same shapes on a contrasting fabric, you have enough shapes for two mirror image LeMoyne Stars.

(There are so many cool things about Inklingo. I love the combos!)


How to sew stars by machine with Inklingo

There is even a one-page guide showing how to sew stars by machine.

Of course, the stitching lines are printed on the fabric too, so you can also sew these stars by hand with a running stitch—maybe during the Masters this week.


Keep Calm and Print Fabric Now

The Masters is my favorite tournament of the year but there is plenty of time to sew between shots. I love sewing and watching golf on TV.

If you haven’t tried Inklingo yet, it’s time to print on fabric with the free shapes.


I will write more next time about the Modern Baby quilt design you can make with the new Inklingo for Quilted Diamonds shape collection. Please subscribe (top of right sidebar), so you don’t miss anything.

In the meantime, I share photos on the Inklingo Facebook page too. If you are on Facebook, please “like” and “comment” and “share” my photos. It helps.

Russ will be delivering book orders to the Post Office in Niagara Falls NY early tomorrow morning. (USPS is open on Easter Monday!) Some of the orders will include this great fabric.

Thank you, Northcott Fabrics and thank you for visiting. See you again soon?

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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3 thoughts on “Thank you, Northcott!”

  1. Yes, Linda, I’m glad you send a sheet of printed fabric with book orders. I have peeled off the fabric from the freezer paper sheet and used it to iron my own fabric on it, which is a perfect way to get started. Presto! Ready to cut and sew!

    This fabric is gorgeous!

  2. Hi Linda,
    Yes, I do send one sheet of printed fabric with book orders but the point is to encourage quilters to print for themselves with their own scraps and the free shapes, so I do not send enough to make anything unless you print some fabric yourself. Quilters who are not interested in learning how to print on fabric are not potential Inklingo quilters.

    Anyone can cut and sew with the lines on the fabric. The trick is to print that first sheet for yourself. I sometimes hear from quilters who say they were “over-thinking it” and wish they had just started printing sooner. I hope you will print a sheet of fabric with free shapes soon. This is a step-by-step.

    Once you know how to print on fabric, you can sew any Inklingo quilt design. Every step is simpler with the lines on the fabric but it only works for quilters who print.
    Hugs, Linda & Monkey in Canada

  3. Have you ever wondered about having an inklingo starter kit. Maybe a couple of sheets printed with enough for a star block. I don’t know how much that would cost to do and send. I for one would spend 5 to 10 to try. It would be from free collection. You would have to cut them and sew. Just a thought Lind gerig


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