Hello Quilt Family! As you know we are setting up a booth at The Maker’s Faire at MOSH on 4/7/18. To make this a successful Guild fundraiser we are asking you to donate some sewn items for us to sell. We have quite a few items already and will collect more at our next guild meeting. Thank you soooo much for all your hard work!
I had another idea for a booth item that would be a collaborative effort. There is absolutely no obligation to participate! I will bring fabric that has been precut and also a few Pineapple Trim Tools and I’m asking anyone willing if they could make one 6″ pineapple block while we are at the next meeting. I will take whatever gets made at the meeting and make either pillows or a small quilt with them and donate our collaborative pineapple block item/s to sell at our booth. Again, this is NOT mandatory 🙂 and we’ll have the pineapple trim tools for you to use.
I’ve put together a tutorial for the 6″ block for you to refer to:
- Cut the center of the block to a precise 2 1/2″ square
- Sew Round 1: Cut 4 strips of fabric at least 2″ wide and a little longer than the side of the center square. Sew, with 1/4″ seam, all 4 strips to the the 4 sides of the center square. Just finger press until all 4 sides are sewn and then press with the iron.
3. Cut Round 1: With trim ruler, place the white square marked “Centering Square – Round 1” on top of the center square. Trim all 4 sides.
4. Sew Round 2: Cut 4 strips that are 2″ wide and just a little longer than each side of the new square. Sew all 4 pieces with 1/4″ seam, finger press as you go and then press with the iron when you’re done.
5. Cut Round 2: put the square marked Round #2 on the center square and trim 2 sides, rotate the unit and trim the other 2 sides.
6. Sew Round 3: Sew 4 more 2″ strips to the sides of the new square you have. Same as before, except the strips will be longer as the block grows.
7. Cut Round 3: Place the 45 degree white line on the seam line of round 2 and trim all four sides.
8. Sew Round 4: Again, sew four 2″ wide strips to the 4 sides of the new block. Always with 1/4″ seam. Finger press as you sew, then press with the iron.
9. Cut Round 4: Place the block solid square marked “Centering Square – Round 4” on the center square. Trim 2 sides, rotate and trim the other 2 sides.
10. Completing the 6″ Finished Pineapple Block!! Place the 45 degree white angle line on the seam line of round 4 and trim all 4 sides.
Cut 4 “rabbit ears” that are 2 1/2″ x 4″
Sew a rabbit ear onto each outside edge of round 4 strips
Place the black centering square – round 4 on the center square, trim 2 sides, rotate and trim the other 2 sides
The end product is a perfect 6 1/2 ” pineapple block (6″ finished)!
The Pineapple Trim Tool also makes an 8″ and a 10″ block. You just do a few more rounds to make it bigger! There is also a mini Pineapple Trim Tool for smaller blocks.
See you at the next meeting!