Sashing for Clamshell Quilts

Clamshells are HOT! Monkey and I couldn’t resist preparing a shape collection for sashing.

If you like Clamshells, you will love this.

There are six different lengths of sashing to print on fabric. They fit with Inklingo Clamshells 3.0 inch and the Inklingo Clamshell Edges 3.0 inch.

I don’t know anyone who would tackle this without Inklingo nowadays, but a very famous set of Clamshell bed hangings with sashing was made in about 1730. It is in the collection of the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. Search for item number 242-1908 on the V & A web site. You can also see it in Kaffe Fassett’s Museum Quilts (2005) on pages 44-49.

The effect of the curves is lovely, and it is a very unusual design.

It even presses well.

This is definitely one that will impress your friends, especially if they don’t know about Inklingo yet.


If you’ve stumbled onto the blog and want to learn more about Inklingo, start here with the free shape collection and click on “Quick Start.”

Inklingo really is the quilting tool we’ve always wanted.

You probably need to see the main Inklingo Clamshell page on too.

We have more plans for Clamshells, but this should keep you busy for a little while!

Linda & Monkey

PS  If you search for Clamshell (top of the window), you can collect all of the Clamshell  messages in the blog archives on one page.

8 thoughts on “Sashing for Clamshell Quilts”

  1. ooooh!! Now I love this one!! Very do-able for me :)) Hmmm better finish the small “traditional” type one I’ve started… I have a birthday coming up… maybe a present for me to me 🙂 what do you say. LOL… Thank you Linda and Monkey, hugs Elly

  2. Dear Sue, Your enthusiasm is infectious. Thank you very much for telling your friends about Inklingo. It makes a difference when they hear about it from you, and not just from me. Inklingo really is the quilting tool we’ve always wanted, eh? Linda & Monkey

  3. Hi Sharyn, Monkey and I only wear thimbles for hand quilting, not hand piecing. It seems to work fine. I am usually dressed (not always) but you are right about Monkey. 🙂

  4. Wow! Thank you for letting us know! I will have to go in and download this one!

    You must know by now, that I am loving inklingo. Still spreading the word!!


  5. That is lovely Linda. Does Monkey ever mention having a callus from stitching or does he wear a thimble? Since he is a bit of a nudie, I figured his sewing fingers probably are too.


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