Clamshell Pickle 6 inch PDF

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Print on fabric for better results than with clamshell acrylic templates for this beautiful, unusual Clamshell Pickle 6-inch design.

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

ISBN: 978-1-926770-37-6 SKU: CLAMPICK6 Listed under: , , ,


The Clamshell Pickle 6-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 6 inch block

This shape collection PDF includes all of the shapes for Clamshell Pickle 6-inch blocks.

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

shapes includes in Clamshell Pickle shape collection 6 inch

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

If you like machine piecing:  The arcs are great for chain piecing, and curves by machine have never been easier, thanks to the stitching lines and matching marks printed on the fabric with Inklingo.

3 Sizes of Clamshell Pickle Quilt block from Inkllingo

If you like hand piecing: The arcs are ideal for a portable project because they allow for continuous stitching by hand. Follow the instructions to move from one seam to the next without breaking the thread.

Features of this Shape Collection (PDF)

  • clamshell shapes to print on fabric for whole and 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 Pickle Quilt block

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.

Clamshll Pickle 6 inch Combo Layout

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 6 inch PDF

  1. Cathi (verified owner)

    Making these is so addictive that I think I’ll need a 12-step program to stop!! Inklingo makes what would be a difficult block a very simple and extremely enjoyable one to stitch!

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