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Glamorous Clams

Glamorous Clams:  2 day class with Gail Kessler

Wednesdays, April 8 & 15  10:30 - 3PM
$129 plus supplies, book with templates

Machine decorative stitch this delightful modern clam shell pillow or wall quilt.

Take full advantage of the wonderful decorative stitches your domestic machine has to offer. This class is fun and exciting way to explore the gorgeous stitches on your machine. You'll learn the best feet and thread to use for various effects and get stunning results! Class is BERNINA based. Bring your BERNINA from home, or try out one of our amazing BERNINA classroom machines by reserving one for class.

Glamorous Clams Supply List (keep scrolling to see supplies for wall quilt)

Pillow     Finished size 25” x 20”


BERNINA sewing machine with manual and stitch selection guide

Open Toe embroidery foot #20 (D option if you have dual feed machine) OR clear applique foot #34 (D option if you have dual feed machine)

Walking foot #50 with the open toe foot plate

Closed toe free motion foot #29

Knee Lift (FHS - Free Hand System)

Standard stitch plate, either 5.5mm or 9mm width depending on your BERNINA machine model


2.25 yd x width of fabric of white (or light colored) Essex Linen

    Cut this white background fabric into 3 rectangles, each 28” x 24” and 8 x 4A rectangles (size of your Glamorous Clams book)

8” x width of fabric of 15 - 20 different fabrics for your clamshells

OR a charm pack plus 5  - 8” x width of fabric of solid or almost solid color fabrics to blend in with the charm pack colors 

⅞ yd of one fabric to be used for a strip at the top of the clamshells and for the backing of the pillow. 

    Cut this fabric into 1 rectangle 28” x 24” for the backing of the pillow and 1 rectangle 28” x 3.5” for the             clamshell top strip. Use the remainder for clamshells.

1.75yd x width of fabric paper backed fusible web (Heat n Bond)

 1.75yd of strong stabilizer, such as a heavy stitch ‘n tear

    Cut the stabilizer into 1 rectangle 28” x 24” for stabilizing the background of your clamshells and 8 x A4 rectangles (size of this book) to use for your stitch testing.

Two 24” x 28” rectangles of wool batting (Quilter’s Dream)

Threads and Tools

1 spool Superior Threads MonoPoly Clear (not nylon)

2-8 spools different colored threads - Polysheen, Isacord - to match your fabrics 

2-8 spools different colored 12wt or 28wt cotton threads to match your fabric colors

1 spool white bobbin thread

1 spool black 50wt cotton thread for testing stitches

1 pack size 80/12 topstitch needles

1 pack size 90/14 topstitch needles

1 pack size 100 topstitch needles

1 white wash out marking pencil

Small sharp scissors and usual sewing needs

1 can 505 basting spray

Pillow insert 

Small iron with applique pressing mat

Glamorous Clams book

1 set Glamorous Clams templates (included with book)

Glamorous Clams Wall Quilt Supplies:

Cot quilt is 40” x 35”

Wall Art size is 36” x 25” inside the frame


1.75 yd white Essex Linen fabric 

    Cut this into 1 rectangle 43” x 38” and 8 x A4 (size of your book) 

1.25yd for backing in a color to blend with your clamshell palette for the cot quilt. (This amt is without borders)

8” x width of fabric or 15-20 or more different fabrics for your clamshells OR use 2 charm packs plus 6-8 plain or blender type fabrics to go with the charm pack colors

3.25 yd Heat n Bond

 43” x 38”  and 8 x A4 rectangles (size of your book) strong tear away stablizer for clamshells and stitch testing

Wool batting 43” x 38”

1/3yd fabric for binding



Skill Level: intermediate
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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.

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