Clamshell 2.5 inch PDF


Print on fabric for better results than with clamshell acrylic templates.

Sew this small size by hand. Wonderful with or without fussy cutting.

ISBN: 978-1-927788-42-4 SKU: CLAM25 Listed under: , , ,


Printing the stitching lines and matching marks on the fabric with Clamshell 2.5-inch makes it easier to sew the curves than with acrylic templates.

If you google “clamshell quilt,” you will find many ways to design with this shape. Clamshell quilts have a long history.

System Requirements – Windows or Mac with Adobe Reader (not a phone or tablet) and any ordinary color Inkjet printer or all-in-one.

dimensions of 2.5 inch Clamshell quilt shape

This Inklingo PDF includes one shape, one size. There are other Clamshell shape collections available, so you can buy exactly what you need.

Sewing with Inklingo is more fun because everything fits perfectly, presses well, and lies flat. Clamshell is a wonderful tessellation.

NOTE  Clamshell 2.5-inch is small. If you intend to sew by machine, choose a larger size.

Hand piece curves on Clamshell quilt

Features of this Shape Collection (PDF)

  • whole Clamshell to print on fabric
  • diagrams showing how much fabric you need
  • shapes without seam allowances to print on freezer paper (just in case you want templates)

& More

  • use a rotary cutter or scissors
  • a choice of layouts for straight grain
  • ideal for small scraps
  • instructions for sewing curves
  • perfect for fussy cutting and charm quilts as described on the blog
  • design notes
  • worksheets to plan your quilt

Theresa in England says: I can not believe how easy these are to piece together. Being inexperienced at piecing together curved shapes. . .The directions are clear and the clamshells go together so easily and quickly.

fussy cut clamshell quilt shapes

There are wonderful opportunities for fussy cutting with TWO Inklingo methods.

Print clamshell shapes on scrap fabric

Love the lines. Quilt more!

Relax and sew! Spend your time stitching, not getting ready to stitch. Print the cutting and stitching lines on scraps from your stash.

If you are new to Inklingo, I strongly recommend starting with the free Diamond Triangle Square shape collection. It includes the first chapter of The Inklingo Handbook and some great shapes to print on fabric to get you started.

Video How to Rotary Cut Curves

Video How to Rotary Cut Curves

Rotary Cut Clamshell without templates

At least some of the cutting can be done with an 18 or 28mm rotary cutter (red lines below).

rotary cut clamshell shapes for quilts


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