Pineapple blocks offer so many options for beautiful table-runners, wall-hangings, or even larger quilts. Learn the skills in class and what you create is YOUR choice! We’ll piece our blocks, assemble our tops, quilt, and bind them. (Having at least one quilt under your belt is recommended, as basic skills will be required.)
We'll spend the first class reviewing the Pineapple Trim Tool options, determining fabric needs for your project, and reviewing how to cut your strips in advance for the second class.
Materials included (for shared use in class):
Large cutting mats
Long rulers (for strip cutting)
Wool ironing mats
Pineapple Trim Tool (ruler)
Sewing machine with 1/4" foot for piecing
Fabric of your choice
Batting (not necessary until week 5)
Large Cutting Mat
Long Ruler (24") for cutting strips
Ironing board or mat.
**We will have some for shared use in class, but you will want these for your homework. Of course, you may bring your own to class for your personal use.**
Fabric amounts will depend on the width of strips, the size of blocks, how many blocks, the boarder(s), etc.
The Small Pineapple Trim Tool makes 4", 5", or 6" finished blocks using 1-1/4" strips, plus a center square and corner triangles.
The Medium Pineapple Trim Tool makes 6", 8" or 10" blocks using 1-3/4" strips, plus a center square and corner triangles.
To make a 48" square quilt, you will need approximately 3-1/2 yards of background fabric, 3 yards of "pineapple" fabric(s), 1/2 yard of corner triangle fabric, and 1/3 yard of center square fabric.
Recommended / Optional:
Rotating cutting mat (2 inches larger than your chosen finished block size) and small/medium wool pressing mat. These items will allow you to sew, iron, and cut within a smaller work area, so you don't need to cross the room for each step.