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Best Clamshell Quilt Template

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Template quilting is all the rage right now. I found a great company making curved shapes simpler, I hope they come out with more!

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The 6″templates are here and the 4″ templates are here.

I used 8 different fabrics, I featured the Lewis and Irene mermaids in white and blue.

I did 9 across so the width is going to be about 50″ and as you can see I’m still adding, I think about 3/4 yard from the 8 fabrics should make the quilt long enough.

The templates are amazing because of the slit system, as you sew you match up the cut slits. It took a little time to get used to it. Of the 3 I’ve used this one is the most difficult.

You can see the slits in the second photo. I used a small rotary cutting a 28mm and I think maybe a rotating mat would have been helpful, I did 4 layers of fabric stacked at a time . I cut my slits by just pressing the cutter straight down, I think all you need is a slit  to help line up the fabric properly. You will see the slits look large but they only allow for a small cut. I would not us a tiny rotary cutter because it would make a big slit into the seam allowance.

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In the pictures you can see that your ends are odd and when the quilt is all done it will need to be squared off. This is a great new product ( well new to me ). Share with friends and have fun making this quilt, perfect for any mermaid fabric!

 

Thanks for stopping by! Colleen

 

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