Clamshell 4 inch

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Print on fabric for better results than with Clamshell 4 inch acrylic templates.

Sew this size by hand or by machine or a bit of both. Wonderful with or without fussy cutting.

ISBN: 978-1-927788-43-1 SKU: CLAM4 Listed under: , , ,

Description

Printing the stitching lines and matching marks for Clamshell 4 inch on fabric with Inklingo 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.

PDF DOWNLOAD – SHAPES + INSTRUCTIONS 6.9 MB
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 4 inch Clamshell quilt shape

This PDF includes one shape, one size. There are other Clamshell shape collections available, so you can buy exactly what you need.

Clamshell Rsse 4 inch

Clamshell Rose 4 inch includes everything in this shape collection. You won’t need both. Please compare before you order.

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 the larger sizes.

Features of this Shape Collection (PDF)

  • whole Clamshell to print on fabric (not the additional Clamshell Rose shapes)
  • 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

Clamshell 4 with perfect points

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.

Print clamshell shapes on scrap fabric

The Clamshell 4 inch shapes are laid out to use fabric efficiently and at least some of the cutting can be done with a rotary cutter.

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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