Clamshell Rose 4 inch
This lovely, unusual Clamshell Rose 4 inch design might look like appliqué but it is entirely hand pieced!
Print on fabric for better results than with acrylic templates and sew by hand or by machine.
Print these unusual shapes on fabric for exciting Clamshell Rose 4 inch designs.
Piecing is simpler for many quilters than appliqué, especially because sewing this design with a running stitch (or by machine) ensures that the petals are all perfectly symmetrical.
PDF DOWNLOAD – SHAPES + INSTRUCTIONS 38 MB
System Requirements – Windows or Mac with Adobe Reader (not a phone or tablet) and any ordinary color Inkjet printer or all-in-one.
This Clamshell Rose 4 inch PDF includes the shapes for flower blocks.
Why is it called 4 inch?
The name is Clamshell Rose 4 inch because it uses 4 inch Clamshells but you can use the shapes to make 8 inch, 9 inch, 10 inch, 12 inch and 14 inch blocks—or even to make an entire bed quilt top with one “block.”
There are other Clamshell shape collections available, so you can buy exactly what you need. The 4 inch Clamshell and 4 inch Clamshell Edges are sold separately.
These bonus shapes allow you to make even more exciting designs for larger blocks.
Sewing with Inklingo is more fun because everything fits perfectly, presses well, and lies flat when you have matching marks on the curves and a line to sew along.
You can hand piece or machine piece the larger sizes.
Features of this Shape Collection (PDF)
- Clamshell shapes to print on fabric to make a variety of quilt blocks in 8, 9, 10, 12 and 14 inch sizes
- diagrams showing how much fabric you need
- shapes without seam allowances to print on freezer paper (just in case you want templates)
- use a rotary cutter or scissors
- a choice of regular or combo layouts to print to save fabric and save time
- ideal for small scraps
- instructions for sewing curves by hand and by machine
- notes about pressing
- perfect for fussy cutting and charm quilts as described on the blog
- design notes
- worksheets to plan your quilt
The preparation is so much simpler that you can spend the extra time playing with new designs.
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. Why I don’t sell acrylic templates.
The Clamshell Rose 4 inch shapes are laid out to use fabric efficiently. Use a rotary cutter or scissors.
Love the lines. Quilt more!
Relax and sew! Spend your time sewing, not getting ready to sew. 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
At least some of the cutting can be done with a rotary cutter (red lines above).
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).