Clamshell 3.5 inch PDF


Print on fabric with Clamshell 3.5-inch for better results than with clamshell acrylic templates.

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

ISBN: 978-1-926770-33-8 SKU: CLAM35 Listed under: , , ,


Printing the stitching lines and matching marks on the fabric with Clamshell 3.5 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.

template for clamshell quilt

This 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.

Machine piece clamshell curves

You can hand piece or machine piece Clamshell 3.5=inch.

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

fussy cut clamshell quilt

There are wonderful opportunities for fussy cutting with TWO Inklingo methods and you can get perfect points (above) with Inklingo. The fine, precise lines printed on the fabric simplify the cutting and sewing.

rotary cut clamshell quilt template

The shapes are laid out to use fabric efficiently and at least some of the cutting can be done with a rotary cutter.

print clamshell template on 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 shapes for quilts

At least some of the cutting can be done with a rotary cutter (red lines above).

Rotary Cut Clamshell without templates

Clamshell Design Ideas

If you are looking for exciting ways to use a Clamshell Quilt Template, you have come to the right place!

Use this Clamshell shape with any pattern, like the Clamshell Quilt in Kaffe Fassett’s Museum Quilts(2005).


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