Friday, June 14, 2013

Inklingo

I'd like to make a hexie quilt, something like this one from the Fat Quarterly quilt along.  I've tried English paper piecing and am not a big fan.  So I put off starting a hexie project, afraid I'd get into it but never finish - like planning for a UFO.


But I recently discovered something called Inklingo, which might be a good alternative for me.  I discovered Inklingo when, following the trail of a picture I saw on Pinterest,  I ended up at the Inklingo website.

Inklingo sells downloadable shapes to print on fabric.  It reminds me of how I initially learned to quilt, though that was before downloadable anything.  In my first quilting class, we used cardboard window templates to draw both the cutting line and sewing line on the wrong side of fabric, cut out the shapes on the cutting line, then hand sew them together on the sewing line.  It was great fun at the time and I made a few pillows and a wall hanging.  But I was in my mid-twenties, getting started on my career, looking for a husband, buying a condo, volunteering at the library - in short, I had little time to spare for hand sewing and quickly figured that making a bed size quilt this way would involve a lifetime of spare time.  A few years later, I discovered rotary cutting and machine sewing in a class called Quilt In A Day (turned out to be more like a month in my case) and have never looked back.  But the idea of hand sewing has some appeal to me now, not that I have any more spare time than before (though I am no longer husband hunting).  And the Inklingo technique does away with the tiresome drawing around templates step and includes directions for rotary cutting the shapes out after printing on the fabric.


Does anyone have any experience with Inklingo?  Should I give it a go?




5 comments:

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

give it a try - there is a free shape collection for beginners to Inklingo to give it a try - it is on Linda's site. I bet you will like it.

Kyle said...

Afraid I don't know anything about that product, but I smiled at the thought of a planned UFO.

NotionNanny said...

I love inklingo. You should define toy give them a try!

NotionNanny said...

I hate auto correct. Definitely give them a try

Teri said...

OMGosh....I had never heard of inklingo.....after reading your blog I went and looked it up and read all about it.....I think I'm going to really check it out.....I have a GFG that I would like to finish and I think I might try inklingo to finish it....they show you how to incorporate English paper piecing and inklingo....I also think you need to go for it.....it might be fun....