Two Tip Tuesday

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!!

Dolphin Tail

Dolphin Tail

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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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)

60mm top right 28mm below

60mm top right
28mm below

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To cut the clamshells…

  1. Use a 5″ square.
  2. Cut the top curve.
  3. cut the bottom left, aligning the center cross hairs 1/4″ from fabric edge.
  4. cut the bottom right, aligning the center cross hairs 1/4″ from bottom right edge.
2. Cut top curve

2. Cut top curve

4. Bottom left corner.

3. Bottom left corner.

4. Bottom right also cut.

4. Bottom right also cut.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In quilting,

Debbie

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2 Responses to Two Tip Tuesday

  1. alwayzbakin says:

    He loves his dolphin tail! Thanks Grama Debbie! Love this design!

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