Clamshell Pickle 11 inch PDF

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Print on fabric for better results than with clamshell acrylic templates for this beautiful, unusual Clamshell Pickle 11-inch design.

Sew this size by hand or machine or both (hybrid). It is fabulous with or without fussy cutting.

ISBN: 978-1-926770-39-0 SKU: CLAMPICK11 Listed under: , , ,


The Clamshell Pickle 11-inch design is so unusual that Barbara Brackman called it “Unknown Pattern” on the Material Culture blog. Of course, Inklingo quilters asked for it right away! They knew they could get wonderful results if they had Inklingo’s precise stitching lines and matching marks.

The arcs are ideal for “continuous stitching” by hand while you watch TV, and then you can machine piece the rest for a fast finish.

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 clamshell pickle 11 inch

This Inklingo PDF includes all of the shapes for 11-inch Clamshell Pickle blocks.

INSPIRATION  I first saw this block on Barbara Brackman’s blog, Material Culture as “Unknown Pattern.”

shapes in Clamshell Pickle 11 inch shape collection from Inklilngo

The half-clamshells allow you to finish the edges.

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

Chain piece Clamshell Pickle shaes by machine

You can hand piece or machine piece this size.

Clamshell Pickle by Bonnie with Inklingo

Features of this Shape Collection (PDF)

  • clamshell shapes to print on fabric for whole or partial blocks
  • 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
  • partial shapes to finish a quilt with straight edges
  • a choice of regular or 4 combo layouts
  • tips for fabric selection
  • ideal for small scraps
  • tips for rotary cutting
  • tips for continuous stitching by hand
  • instructions for sewing curves by hand and extra tips for precision sewing by machine
  • very detailed, illustrated pressing technique to make your blocks look their best
  • a unique pressing guide to check accuracy (can also be used for paper piecing, if that is a method you use)
  • perfect for fussy cutting and charm quilts as described on the blog
  • design notes
  • worksheets to plan your quilt

fussy cut clamshell with Inklingo

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

Optional Combo Layout for Clamshell Pickle 11 inch

The shapes are laid out to use fabric efficiently and most of the cutting can be done with a rotary cutter. There is a choice of regular and combo layouts.

Perfect points on Clamshell Pickle

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!

Settings for Clamshell Pickle Quilt

Up or down?

setting for Clamshell Pickle quilt blocks

Up or down?

setting for Clamshell Pickle quilt blocks

This setting is fun too.

1 review for Clamshell Pickle 11 inch PDF

  1. Lindylou (verified owner)

    There is no way I would ever have worked this pattern without Inklingo: too many pieces to mark, too much fussing. Now my biggest problem is figuring out what colors to do it in! I love perfect points and this does it! Continuous piecing of the spikes is so easy and fast. It’s easy to do a clamshell a nite with no stress.

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