Thank you to everyone who left a comment in the draw!
Diane H won the $50 Gift Certificate. I have emailed the Gift Certificate number to her. Diane wrote:
“I’m so excited to be starting Bonnie’s new quilt and with Inklingo!
Can’t wait for the fun to begin! Thank you for the samples!”
Thank you to everyone who wrote a comment.
Your comments and reviews on the website are just the right encouragement for quilters who have not tried Inklingo yet.
BONNIE HUNTER’S CELTIC SOLSTICE MYSTERY
If you are like Diane and can’t wait for the first clue, we recommend that you start with the free shape collection—now!
If you follow the Quick Start Guide, you will be ready to start printing on the 29th.
Bonnie’s custom Inklingo shape collection is fabulous. We can hardly wait to show you!
Inklingo is optional for the mystery but it makes everything simpler and easier—and you don’t need any weird rulers. LOL
What is Inklingo in TQPM
ARTICLE ON TQPM
The draw for the $50 Gift Certificate started with the article I wrote for The Quilt Pattern Magazine. If you took the opportunity to sign up for the free subscription, you can read “What is Inklingo” too.
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If you have found traditional needle-turn appliqué difficult, it is time for you to try back-basting.
Kathy in Maryland back-basted the handle on this one. She was a little skeptical about making a 3 inch basket (sensible lady), but now she is hooked. She wrote:
“I just made my first 3″ basket and it is stinkin’ cute!!!
I back basted the handle and it was very easy. Love it!”
We think it is stinkin’ cute too.
Back-basting makes it easier to position the patches and to turn under the edges accurately. You will be amazed by the difference it makes, and I think you will understand why this old technique has become popular again.
Inklingo has advantages with all appliqué methods, whether you are printing on freezer paper for templates or printing shapes on the patch fabric or on the background fabric.
Cathi in Toronto pieced the handles on hers so she could use a different fabric below the handle.
Aren’t they adorable (and stinkin’ cute)?
You can see more of Cathi’s gorgeous baskets—front and back—on Quilt Obsession.
There is a complete chapter on appliqué in The Inklingo Handbook, including illustrated instructions for back-basting layered designs, stitching direction, needles, thread, invisible stitches (tack stitch and ladder stitch), inner points, outer points, etc.
If you like needle-turn appliqué, you will LOVE back-basting with Inklingo, especially since it eliminates all positioning issues.
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- tips for piecing baskets
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Russ took the photos of our anemones this week. We love having blooms and new buds in November.
ARE YOU BUSY?
If you have a minute, you can make a difference:
- If you like the lesson on QuiltingHub, please register or log in (just email and password) so you can rate the lesson and the Inklingo page on QuiltingHub.
- If you have made a basket with any of the new shape collections, please write a review for the website on the appropriate page (3 inch or 4.5 inch or 6 inch).
- If you have a photo of your basket, please let us see it the way Kathy and Cathi did. (Thank you!)
- If you have a link to a great basket quilt or layout, please let us know.
- As usual, Monkey loves it when you like Inklingo on Facebook. We are trying to share photos there more often.
Please tell your friends about the new baskets while they are still on sale!
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.
$10 Coupon! 7 Year Anniversary Special on the handbook