You can sew Ballet with Kaffe Fassett with Inklingo now.
Quilters are already using Inklingo to sew Willyne’s Passacaglia, Midnight Fireworks and Valse Brillante (all in Millefiori Quilts, the first book). . .
but. . .
of course. . .
Carol Veillon, editor of Quiltmania and publisher of Millefiori Quilts and Millefiori Quilts 2 made it possible!
The templates in the book are 3 cm, and you can print with Inklingo and sew the same size Willyne used for her amazing quilt.
There is choice of layouts. This one uses the fabric very efficiently. There are two others for this kite shape—including one for directional fabric!
The shapes on all of the layouts are arranged so you can rotary cut several layers at a time OR cut with scissors.
Print the shapes on fabric with your ordinary Inkjet printer, cut and sew! It couldn’t be simpler! No templates, no basting.
There is also an Inklingo shape collection with larger shapes. This is ideal if your fabric has larger designs or if you want to sew some of your quilt by machine.
It makes me feel like dancing!
I know you have been anxiously waiting for these shapes, so here are the links!
I am thrilled that Carol Veillon and the wonderful people at Quiltmania understand that quilters want to be able to make the beautiful designs in their books and magazines with Inklingo!
Quiltmania has been good to Inklingo since their first review, 50 issues ago (Issue 58): “It helps you prepare your pieces quickly and precisely before hand or machine sewing them.”
I could not resist Quiltmania even when it was not translated into English! The photography and the designs are stunning.
Quiltmania No. 108 features wonderful artists (including Willyne) and
beautiful quilts from shows all over the world. They also give us a peek into quilters’ homes and unique quilt projects.
Printing with Inklingo makes it possible to sew Ballet by hand with a running stitch, by machine, or with English Paper Piecing (EPP).
Willyne Hammerstein sews her amazing designs by hand with a running stitch (not English Paper Piecing).
There is a video on the Main Millefiori Page showing how to sew Passacaglia rosettes by hand and it works the same way for Ballet.
There are also a few Inklingo lessons which you may find helpful for this dancing design:
- fussy cutting with Inklingo
- how to sew hexagons by machine (includes video)
- how to use Inklingo for English Paper Piecing, 8 Good Ways!
If you are just learning the pleasures of hand piecing for Ballet, the two-hour QD2 lesson makes it easy. (FAQ about Quilted Diamonds)
FACEBOOK VS THE BLOG—ARE YOU SUBSCRIBED?
If you have been following the Inklingo page on Facebook, you had advance notice that Ballet was coming.
I post a photo or two on Facebook almost every day. It is usually about quilting, but sometimes it is something happening at Inklingo Headquarters. I love to share photos of your Inklingo blocks too!
You do NOT have to have a Facebook account to see what I post there if you go directly to https://www.facebook.com/inklingo
However, Facebook only shows my photos to about 20% of the quilters who have “liked” the Inklingo Facebook Page, so the best way to stay up to date is to subscribe to the blog (top of the right sidebar).
If you are on Facebook, please post photos of your Inklingo blocks on my page and please “like” and “comment” and “share” my photos. It makes a difference.
It is Week 3 of the EQ7 Seasons Row-A-Long too! (Completed)
I hope you enjoy sewing Willyne’s fabulous rosettes as much as I do!
Linda & Monkey