Clamshell Sashing 3 inch
Print these unusual Clamshell Sashing 3 inch shapes on fabric to use with Clamshell 3 inch shapes for unusual, exciting designs.
Sew this size by hand.
Printing the stitching lines and matching marks on fabric with Clamshell Sashing 3 inch 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 8.5 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 shape collection PDF includes 6 different lengths of sashing for 3 inch Clamshells. For longer strips, overlap and piece.
There are other Clamshell shape collections, so you can buy exactly what you need. The 3 inch Clamshell is in a separate shape collection.
Clamshell with sashing is a show-stopper. Be the first to enter one in your guild’s show!
This collection was inspired by a spectacular set of quilted bed hangings in the Victoria & Albert Museum in London (V&A). Search for item # 242-1908. You can see photos of it in several books, including Kaffe Fassett’s Museum Quilts (2005), especially pages 44-49 and Quilts 1700-2010 Hidden Histories, Untold Stories, edited by Sue Prichard, V&A Publishing (2010), especially page 164.
Features of this Shape Collection (PDF)
- 6 lengths of sashing to print on fabric
- 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
- ideal for small scraps and 2.5 inch strips (Jelly Rolls)
- tips for rotary cutting
- instructions for sewing curves by hand
- notes about pressing
- design notes
- worksheets to plan your quilt
The Clamshell Sashing 3 inch shapes are laid out to use fabric efficiently and most 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.