The Clamshell Quilt
With Irene Blanck
Jan 7, 7:00-9:00pm and Jan 8, 7:00-9:00pm CST
Learn to make a clamshell quilt the easy, no-stress, fun way! Although the piecing can be done by machine, this quilt can be done completely by hand and is a perfect introduction to hand-piecing.
Class sessions will be recorded and remain accessible online to registered students of the class for 14 days following the event.
Learn to make a clamshell quilt with just a template—no papers, no grids, no lines, no background fabric, no stress. The preparation is all hands-on (you’ll learn to thread-baste a curve and glue-baste), but the final sewing can be either hands-on or with a machine. It’s SO EASY that you’ll wonder why you never did it this way before!!! And if this is your first clamshell, you are very lucky.
This is a perfect stash project, but a charm pack (40 5-inch squares of assorted quilting cottons) works. The pack can get you started or just add to the variety of your stash fabric.
Since the quilt is built in ‘blocks’ of clams, it can be as large or small as you wish AND is very portable for most of its life.
Special skills or knowledge needed to take this class:
Basic hand-sewing skills useful.
A $26 kit is required for this class: Order your kit right away to allow time for shipping. If needed, email Irene directly to receive a pdf version of the pattern and template at [email protected].
Purchase at https://www.paperpieces.com/Eye-Candy-Clamshells-Pattern-Acrylic-Template-by-Irene-Blanck
The kit will include Clamshell Quilt Pattern and Acrylic Template.
Note: Due to time and shipping constraints, kits are not available to people living outside the United States; order the pdf version from Irene (see above).
• Kit; if you have the pdf version of the template, you need to trace it onto quilter’s template plastic and carefully cut out the clamshell shape.
• Completed pre-class work
• Size 10 needles (Irene prefers a Straw or Chenille needle)
• Small, sharp scissors
• 24″ quilter’s ruler (Yes, this is long; if your ruler is shorter, your blocks will need to be smaller.)
• Fabric-marking pens (Irene uses Frixion pens and a 2HB pencil)
• Roxanne Glue Baste-it
• Good quality, 50-wt cotton thread and dark or bright scrap thread for basting
Note: There are more in-depth suggestions for the supplies in the pre-class pdf.