Do you EQ? Publisher, author, designer, and inventor of Inklingo does!
I started using Electric Quilt with EQ4 and I have been recommending EQ to friends ever since. I try to encourage quilters to jump in by providing free EQ project files on my blog. My Monkey and EQ Mouse have been friends for a long time.
Penny McMorris at Electric Quilt was very supportive when I self-published my Quilted Diamonds books in 2002 and 2004. I was the first publisher to offer EQ files to complement books and it has continued to be a good arrangement for everyone. Quilters love printing freezer paper templates with the optional Quilted Diamonds EQ CDs. Printing with EQ is simple enough for beginners, right out of the box, and it instills confidence about learning other EQ tools too.
Thanks to Inklingo, since 2006 quilters have been able to print perfect quilt shapes on the wrong side of the fabric, so they normally don’t need to print freezer paper templates anymore, but Electric Quilt is the best tool for playing with color placement and settings for Inklingo blocks. Now, Inklingo quilters who use Mac are getting in on the fun too. How cool is that!
Inklingo prints cutting lines, stitching lines, matching marks, and crosshairs on the fabric in such an innovative way that it is patented. Inklingo is provided in PDFs (not software like Electric Quilt) with three special features which are explained in the Quick Start Guide under the Support & Goodies tab on the Inklingo website.
Many Inklingo shapes are included in the EQ block library but I also provide free EQ project files to complement Inklingo shape collections like Patchwork of the Crosses, Double Wedding Ring and New York Beauty to give quilters a head start designing their own masterpieces. There is a long list of free project files under the EQ tab on the All About Inklingo blog.
I used the latest Stash CD to design a quick quilt with Yin Yang shapes to share on the Inklingo Facebook page. Designing with Stash Fabrics is irresistible, so stay tuned for more! Electric Quilt and Inklingo are perfect partners, just like Monkey and EQ Mouse.