Publisher, author, designer, and inventor, Linda Franz does!

I started using Electric Quilt with the first Windows version (EQ4) and I have been recommending EQ ever since. There are free EQ project files on my blog to make it easy to jump in on the fun.

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. 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.

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). Inklingo is possible because of 3 key ideas, which are explained in a short video on the Main Beginner’s Page. NEW Live videos are posted under the Video tab. New Inklingo shape collections are published frequently.

Many Inklingo designs 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, New York Beauty and Cleopatra’s Fan, 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.

Electric Quilt and Inklingo are perfect partners, just like our old friends, Monkey and EQ Mouse.



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Cleopatra’s Fan in Electric Quilt