I’ve stitched together all the .25 hexagons that I had ready, so I’ve printed bunches more tonight (current project referred to here):
If I’ve figured my pattern correctly, these should be more than enough for the project.
When I first read about the concept of Inklingo I was thrilled and awed by its brillance. But using Inklingo took me awhile. It turned out I was thrown by doing all this unfamiliar new stuff. Pressing pieces of fabric onto freezer paper and running them through my precious copier made me break out in a cold sweat. What if I did it ‘wrong’? What if it broke my only printer? What if I wrecked my precious fabric?, etc., etc., etc.
Those ‘what ifs’ stopped me cold. What finally got me going was that I had signed up for a ‘shape swap’ at the Inklingo yahoo group that Cathi was hosting. If I hadn’t been pushed by that swap deadline I think I may still be stymied in the what if’s mud. I laugh to myself about my trepidation every time I prepare a new batch of fabrics to print ‘cuz none of my ‘what if’ fears have ever materialized.
I now own two all-in-one printers that feed from the back, my ole faithful Canon PIXMA 550 and a Lexmark X4530. After using both for Inklingo projects, I have dedicated the Canon as my printer of choice. The primary reason is that if I am printing a fabric nickel (5 x 5 inches) I can still press it onto a 8.5 x 12 inch piece of freezer paper. With the Lexmark, if I choose a print size of 5 x 5 inches, the paper must be 5 x 5 inches. The Canon has made me lazy. I have cut a bunch of 8.5 x 12 inch freezer paper sheets that I use if the fabric piece is 3 x 4 inches or 8.5 x 12 inches. With the smaller pieces of fabric I can press one on each end of the freezer paper sheet and just turn it to print:
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