This review goes hand in hand with my review of the Inklingo™ Shape Collections which can be found below in the Tool Review. Be sure to read them both!
This Handbook is a great reference book for making quilts with any Inklingo Shape Collection of which there are 8 now, with many more to come! You can start with any collection, depending on the shapes and sizes you need, but Linda recommends the FREE download first, because it includes the first chapter of the Inklingo™ Handbook too!
The first three Inklingo™ Collections were published on CD (# 1, # 2, # 3) but since September, Inklingo™ Collections are downloads. So far, there are five with several shapes each: LeMoyne Star (free) (triangles and squares), The Jane Austen Patchwork (On sale! – Make an authentic replica!), 1.25 inch Grandmother’s Flower Garden (GFG) (hexagons and related shapes), 0.5 inch for GFG, 0.5 inch for Seven Sisters (diamonds and related shapes).
There are 5 chapters included: Printing with Inklingo, Piecing with Inklingo. Appliqué with Inklingo (including the back-basting and needleturn methods) Pressing and Trimming, and Using Patterns with Inklingo.
Like all of Linda’s books and work, it is extremely well done with wonderful colour photos and illustrations on just about every page – clear, well-written, complete directions – yardage calculations – and it has holes already punched in for placing in a binder for easy use and access. When I think of Linda, I think of quality and perfection! Her books and tools are a joy to own and use!
You can take a peek inside this Handbook and buy it on Linda’s website. You can also download the free LeMoyne Star here. If my review isn’t enough to convince you of how great Inklingo™ Shape Collections are, this free sample will!
Publisher: Linda Franz
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