Templates for Joseph’s Coat from Inklingo

We have added a second size of templates for Joseph`s Coat. With the shape collections from Inklingo, you can print, cut and sew these gentle curves.

Templates for Josephs Coat 8 inch

The design goes back to the olden days. The size is new. This circle is 8 inches across. With the original Inklingo shapes, the circle would be 12 inches.

In 2011, I published the first Joseph’s Coat Inklingo shape collection. Over the years, I have started shape collections for more sizes—but never finished. Sometimes I am distracted when quilters request other designs.

Joseph's Coat Caroline in Belgium

Recently I took an inventory of the dozens of semi-finished shape collections for different designs on the computer and realized that a 4 inch Joseph’s Coat was close to finished.

By serendipity, an old friend shared a photo of a gorgeous scrappy antique Joseph’s Coat on Facebook (above). It is scrappy and happy. I love the look!

templates for Josephs Coat


This beautiful design is unusual. When I learned that Caroline’s quilt used 4 inch shapes it seemed to be meant to be, especially since I recently posted a video about hand piecing curves,  Everything told me I had to finish this one right away.

Print Templates for Josephs Coat on charms


Joseph’s Coat is perfect perfect for Inklingo and a great way to use up scraps. With the new size, you can print 3 melons or 1 of the background shape on a 5 x 5 charm. (I cut the freezer paper 5.25 x 5.25.)

Joseph’s “Coat of Many Colors” in the Bible is made of many fabrics, like Caroline’s, but it also works with just two fabrics.

In the Bible, Joseph’s Coat caused envy. You won’t have to envy Caroline or anyone else if you make this quilt for yourself with Inklingo,

Sew Joseph's Coat by machine

These gentle curves are easy to sew by machine thanks to the cutting and stitching lines printed on the fabric,

Sew Joseph's Coat by hand

The curves are so gentle that it is not even necessary to clip the seam allowances, and they are pure joy by hand. (In the video, I clip the curves for Apple Core blocks.)

I usually sew some seams by hand and some by machine, depending on where I am and my mood.

Applique Joseph's Coat

I know that some quilters would rather appliqué this design, so I included two layouts for back-basting plus layouts to print to make freezer paper templates. You have a choice.

Joseph's Coat 4 inch templates   Joseph's Coat 6 inch templates


Whichever size you choose, it is easier than it is with traditional methods when you print with Inklingo. See Why I don’t sell acrylic templates or scrubbing boards.

Templates for Josephs Coat 12 inch ring

With the first Inklingo Joseph’s Coat shape collection you can make 12 inch blocks, so the melons can be printed on Jelly Rolls and small scraps too, but not on 5 x 5 inch charms.

Both shape collections include instructions, like tips for selecting fabric, sewing tips, pressing technique (a little surprise here), yardage info, worksheets and design ideas.

As usual, you can get a special LOW price for the first few days only. Don’t miss out! Only $20.

Joseph's Coat quilt row

I love this design. I hope you enjoy sewing these lovely curves as much as I do.

Please stay tuned for a video about designing a Joseph`s Coat Quilt.

Linda & Monkey

6 thoughts on “Templates for Joseph’s Coat from Inklingo”

  1. Oh my, now I’m wondering what a “scubbing board” might be? Would this be what I call a Sandpaper board? I use one for marking match points on non-Inklingo work from time to time. Keeps my fabric from slip sliding away as I pencil marks on the fabric seam allowance!
    PS, While I love that 4″ size, it’s just a wee bit too small for me – I am making scrappy 6″ Lemoyne stars right now, and think that’s a small as I ever need to go! (No Dear Janes for me in this quilter’s life – LOL!

    • Hi Karen, A scrubbing board is how our grandmothers and great grandmothers washed clothes. It is not something any of us want to use today. LOL It is just as outdated as acrylic templates imho.

  2. Hello Linda,

    I love this collection, I wanted to make one many years ago. But like you said, there is always something else that is more urgent to do.

    I purchased the pins from Karen K Buckley. Wow those are seriously thin pins. But they work great and I love them.

    So thank you for everything as always.
    Best regards


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