Thanksgiving week I made another Snuggle Tail! This time it was a Dolphin. I made it with a cuddle tail fin in true “Miami Dolphins” teal. Our grandson Loves it!!
This Saturday I will be teaching the Mermaid version of Snuggle Tails for the Blacksrone Valley Heritage Quilters. In preparation, I am making a clamshell appliqué version. I wanted to share a few tips on how I make the clamshells.
#1 – Use Sue Pelland’s “Hearts and More” 5″ template to rotary cut clamshells.
When using Sue’s templates use a 28mm cutter. It cut easily around curves.
#2 – When cutting curves with a rotary cutter, us a small cutter. (28mm or less)
To cut the clamshells…
- Use a 5″ square.
- Cut the top curve.
- cut the bottom left, aligning the center cross hairs 1/4″ from fabric edge.
- cut the bottom right, aligning the center cross hairs 1/4″ from bottom right edge.