Clamshell Pickle 9 inch PDF

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Print on fabric for better results than with clamshell acrylic templates for this beautiful, unusual Clamshell Pickle 9-inch design.

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

ISBN: 978-1-926770-38-3 SKU: CLAMPICK9 Listed under: , , ,


The Clamshell Pickle 9-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.

Sew by hand with “continuous stitching” while you relax in front of the TV. Then you can machine piece the rest, so you can finish fast!

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 9 inch

This Inklingo PDF includes all of the shapes for 9-inch Clamshell Pickle blocks.

INSPIRATION  I first saw this block on Barbara Brackman’s blog, Material Culture as “Unknown Pattern.” I could not resist!

shapes in Clamshell Pickle 9 inch shape collection from Inklilngo

You can finish with straight edges with partial hexagons.

It is fun to sew these with Inklingo 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 quilt by Pati with Inklingo

“I love the Inklingo method. I am trying to get two Inklingo quilts finished in time for our upcoming quilt show in February. Having two projects in the works (I really have about 5) keeps me from getting bored.” Pati in Arizona

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 cutting and sewing are simpler with the fine, precise lines printed on the fabric.

Optional Combo Layout for Clamshell Pickle 9 inch

I designed the layouts to use fabric efficiently, so you can do most of the cutting with a rotary cutter. You can choose 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.

2 reviews for Clamshell Pickle 9 inch PDF

  1. Leslie McS (verified owner)

    When I saw this design mentioned in a blog as an unusual and unknown pattern, I knew the only way to make this would be with Inklingo. The design collection was ready in an amazingly short time.

  2. FLORINE M in BREA (verified owner)

    The 9 inch Clamshell Pickle Pattern done with InkLingo is an absolute delight! I am using the hybrid method of machine and hand piecing to make my quilt called “Clammed Up With Pickled Joy.” It is going together quite smoothly.

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