Clamshells are a mixture of patchwork and applique and Jennie Rayment shows us a couple of methods that you might like to try.
This is a mixture of patchwork and applique which can be done by hand or by machine. Whilst traditionally these shapes have been sewn in a row, Jennie now suggests we might like to design our own pattern with this shape. It lends itself to forming a diamond, or a pyramid blob !
You do have to deal with at least the top edge of this shape needing to be turned under. Jennie shares with us a couple of alternative ways of doing this though.
However the final step is that the shapes need to be applied onto a background. You could do this by sewing machine using one of the pre-set stitches and maybe some lovely thread. Alternatively you could do it by hand, when the stitches would be invisible.
The pansy design will be coming shortly.
Jennie is a world renown quilt teacher, lecturer, author of nine quilt books and numerous patterns. From Houston to Qatar, Durban to Melbourne, Auckland and many other international cities, Jennie has wowed them all with her superb teaching style and hilarious lectures all laced with wit, charm and professional expertise.
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