Easier Way to Make a Clamshell Quilt

A clamshell quilt can be difficult to sew, especially on the curved part. I have found this method by SewVeryEasy that is so much easier and quickerYou will definitely enjoy making this quilt from now on. Watch the video below for detailed instructions.


  • 5″ charm packs
  • stabilizer (print pdf here)
  • wash-away applique sheets (print pattern to nonstick part)
  • batting
  • backing fabric





Step 1:

Print the stabilizer on the applique sheets, then cut each box. Press all of the fabric squares. Take one stabilizer and place it on top of one fabric square. Make sure that the glue side and the right side of the fabric are touching.

Easier Way to Make a Clamshell Quilt Tutorial
Image by SewVeryEasy


Step 2:

Sew around the curved area. Make the stitches a little bit smaller at about two. Do the same for all fabric squares.

Step 3:

Trim the excess – close to the stitching line. Make sure to not hit the stitching line. Once trimmed off, turn it right side out and press it with your hands. Do the same for the remaining fabric squares.

Step 4:

Put the batting on your backing fabric. There should be a 4-inch strip of fabric at the top of the batting – secure it with pins. Divide the strip into 5-inch segments.

Step 5:

Get one of the cone-shaped fabrics, and place it on the strip with the ends of the curved part on the bottom. Place the other cone-shaped fabrics. Use a ruler to check if the points are straight, then secure them with pins. Applique all the way around from one edge to another. Do not stitch the pointed part.

Step 6:

Add the second layer. Align the end of the fusible from one point to another. Press the fabric and applique all the way around from one edge to another. Do the next rows.

Easier Way to Make a Clamshell Quilt Instructions
Image by SewVeryEasy


Step 7:

For every other row, you will notice some quilt batting exposed. Cut off a portion of that. Keep in mind that you need to put an allowance of a quarter inch before cutting them. For the top, leave a quarter of an inch allowance for the binding.


Easier Way to Make a Clamshell Quilt

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