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Thread: Pineapple Quilt - Trash to Treasure

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    Has anybody seen this new pattern book, along with the special ruller called "Pineapple Tool" by Gyleen X. Fitzgerald? Or has anybody made one of these scrappy pineapple quilts? Before I invest in the book and ruler, I'd like to know how you liked it?

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    http://www.colourfulstitches.com/xca...2&bestseller=Y
    You know, everyone has a different comfort level.
    Looking at the ruler, is it possible to do the same thing with a regular square ruler already in your collection?
    Sure.

    Do you get all flustered using it?
    Is math not your strong suit?
    Do you collect rulers that have one purpose?
    Do you have $18 you can/want to play with?

    If you're unsure about making the Pineapple block, and you can't find the information you want online, then, sure, go ahead and get the book. You might want to check it out first before buying the ruler.

    I recently saw Eleanor Burns had a ruler to help with cutting out the strips for a Lone Star quilt. It, like, the Pineapple block, has certain issues one needs to be aware of to successfully complete the block. The ruler was over $60.
    I have no need for the ruler. But I'm sure there are people that it will help when making their quilt, and are willing to shell out the money even though they can do the same thing with their standard long ruler. Different strokes.

    So that was my non-specific answer for you. Not very helpful, was it? :-D

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    Just last night I was looking right here on the board & saw all kinds of pineapple quilts with tutes & using a regular ruler- might want to look here 1st before spending $$$. Just click "search" & put in pineapple quilts.

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    Lynn Graves (Little Foot, Big Foot, Purple Thang fame) has a Pineapple foundation paper that works great! It makes up to a 12" finished block and uses 2" squares in the center and 4" squares cut into triangles on the corners and the rest is all 1" strips - Honey Buns! :)

    I took a little class on how to use these papers, but they were made to use on your own. I just took the class so that I could get the Reader's Digest version and not mess up a dozen blocks, re-creating the wheel, you know? :mrgreen:

    The thing that I like about them is that you sew on the printed side of the paper and the edge of your fabric is your guide. You just place the strip face down, aligned with the correct markings, then sew with your 1/4" foot just outside the edge of the fabric. (If your 1/4" foot gives you the scant 1/4" already, then you'd sew with the right edge of the foot right on the edge of the fabric.) The lines on the paper are guidelines for the 1/4" foot, not seam lines.

    The results are so precise and even - no sideways leaning pineapples when you're done! :) I just fell in love with the example in the store - so scrappy and rich in colors. The blocks were made in a swap and they stopped at 10" rather than going to 12", and it made one beautiful quilt.

    http://lonestarhouseofquilts.com/ind...oducts_id=5823

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandee
    Just last night I was looking right here on the board & saw all kinds of pineapple quilts with tutes & using a regular ruler- might want to look here 1st before spending $$$. Just click "search" & put in pineapple quilts.
    Excellent ideas, I will do a little research before spending the bucks on a ruler, rather than fabric.

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