Squares to Love!

Monkey says some squares are easy to cut and sew without using Inklingo.

Inklingo quilters often mix Inklingo and non-Inklingo shapes.

For example, if you need a 4.5 inch square to use in a setting with 4.5 inch LeMoyne Stars (free Inklingo Shape Collection), it’s easy to cut 5 inch squares (finished 4.5). You can cut and sew without printing every shape.

However, the squares in this new shape collection are the ones you’ve always wanted, but found difficult to measure.


There are 12 sizes in the new Squares 00B shape collection, and they work perfectly with the 12 sizes of triangles in the HST 00B shape collection.

Print, cut on a line, sew on a line.

73 x 73

This example uses Square in a Square blocks in 4 sizes—1.5 inch, 3 inch, 4.5 inch, and 6 inch. There are 8 more sizes in the new shape collection too.

  • No measuring
  • No weird rulers (and no shipping cost or waiting)
  • Use a rotary cutter or scissors (portable)
  • Sew by machine or by hand
  • Safer, because you aren’t distracted by measuring, and the blade is planted first, so it is less likely to jump the edge of the ruler.

Without Inklingo, these blocks are tricky to cut and measure. Let me give you an example.

If you want a 4.5 inch block, do you know what size to cut the inside square? Does 3.18 inch + seam allowances ring a bell? Probably not. LOL It’s not a number that we use very often.

Inklingo makes it easy. The math is all done for you, so you just need to print, cut, and sew.

(If you are a math junkie, then you might know that 4.5 divided by the square root of 2 (1.414) is 3.18.  And 3.18 + 0.5 for seam allowances = 3.68 inches.)

It’s not easy to measure 3.68 with rulers marked in eighths and quarters, so traditionally, these blocks were paper pieced.

With Inklingo, you can sew fabric, not paper, and have

  • a line to cut on
  • a line to sew on
  • straight grain in all the right places
  • print one fabric to cut several layers at a time (“Layer to Cut”)
  • no paper to pick off afterwards
  • less fabric waste
  • fussy cut for great effects

I have several more quilt examples to share in the next few days, but these two should get you thinking.

If you can’t wait, and are designing with EQ, you can start with the block library: 01 Classic Pieced > Diamond in the Square.


There is a special sale price on the new shape collection until next Sunday, and you can save even more if you buy the HST shape collection on the same order.

HST 00B and Squares 00B are each regularly $20, but if you buy both on the same order before next Sunday, your total will be manually adjusted to $30.

We think that is a fabulous deal on shapes you will use over and over again. All the details are on the website:  Squares 00B

My plan is to be back with more quilt examples this week.

Thank you for visiting!

Linda & Monkey in Canada

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6 thoughts on “Squares to Love!”

  1. These squares are going to be hard to resist when you see some of the possible quilt layouts. LOL If I had realized how much fun this would be, I might have tried to do it sooner!
    We are so lucky to be quilters. Creative inspiration everywhere.

  2. WOW! Thank you Linda & Monkey – this new collection looks rather intriguing. It is just one more collection to add to my wish list lol.

  3. I SO welcome this collection! I’ve had a few designs in mind but hadn’t taken the time to figure out what size HSTs to use with the squares to get the look I wanted. This will make it so much easier.

  4. This couldn’t have come at a better time!! I’ve been looking at a set of charm squares for ages wondering what to do with them, and now this? Perfect solution! I’ve printed a few of them now with squares and a neutral with the HSTs to go with and can’t wait to get it started!!

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

  5. THANK YOU!!!! Just what I was looking for!

    I am making 2″ Square in a Square blocks (for years… ) for a scrap quilt I found in an old, old magazine. The instructions only had templates to trace as a pattern. I tried paper piecing, but prefer to sew by hand in front of the TV for this quilt. Without Inklingo patterns, I was fudging the seams. Who knows how this will all fit together in the end!

    Then I found the tris and the squares in the early Inklingo CDs, then in a download, but always had trouble remembering where they were. The 00B collections go together nicely. It’s easy to remember now.

    My quilt and I thank you!


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