Dear quilting friends,
You need to watch this great "quilting in space" video!!!
WOW! Just think what she could have done with INKLINGO to make it sooooooo easy to create a quilt block in space! She wouldn't have needed all that paraphernalia, plus, accuracy would not have been an issue since Inklingo is so accurate for both hand and machine piecing. Watch this video, then read more on the subject, below the video.
After you watch the video, go check out Inklingo.com to see how it would have made her quilting in space more convenient. You can see some Inklingo videos here: http://www.youtube.com/user/LindaFranz
You can read about the rules for the Astronomical Quilts Block Challenge here: http://quilts.com/home/contests/viewer.php?menu=entries&page=../../contests/y2013/2013AstronomicalChallenge
My blog today is focused on how I work with my Canon Pixma printer in setting up a custom sized sheet to print for my Inklingo fabric printing. Perhaps these steps will help you to see what you would look for on your specific printer.
Although there may seem to be many steps to my process, please don't let it alarm you. Once you understand what to do, you will go through the steps quite fast. In addition, once a specific size is set up, you don't need to repeat the steps, you simply choose the size that you previously set up.
Note that "suggested custom page sizes" are included in every Inklingo shape collection for every layout, so you don't have to figure it out for yourself. Custom page size makes efficient use of the fabric AND the illustrations make it easy to see how much fabric you will need for any number of shapes. My information here is just to illustrate how you would go about making a variety of custom sizes. Many times I am using scraps of fabric in odd shapes, so I personally use many custom sizes.
When you open your Inklingo PDF in Adobe Reader, it will look something like this. The picture is currently on page 65 of the Celtic Solstice design package, and I am ready to print this page.
Click the little "printer" symbol in the top left side of the screen to go to the next screen.
Click the "Read More" button below to see the remaining instructions.
Steps I took to do this process - see pictures associated with steps.
1. Rough-cut Inklingo Basket for 2 basket tops. Scissors point to bias line.
2. Basket Handle Fabric layered over background and basted on Inklingo printed lines.
3. Basket Handle Fabric layered over background, basted on Inklingo printed lines, trimmed to scant quarter seam width, and cut where the 2 handles separate (see scissors).
4. One handle needle turned.
5, Both handles needle turned.
6. Pieces trimmed and separated into 2 basket handle tops.
OK, now I am excited! I just purchased the new Inklingo "Baskets" designs, and after looking through the download, I can't wait to get started. There are so many options to choose from, meaning there are so many ways to design baskets. Fun, fun!
This is just a short entry to present this video about cutting curves with a Rotary Cutter. I am beginning several more Inklingo projects -- both of which contain curved pieces -- so I thought I would share my curve cutting experiences with you. Enjoy!.
NOTE: Depending on the speed of your equipment, the video may be slower than others in loading. You may wish to begin the video and then click the pause for a moment or so to allow it to load, then play it through.