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Cheater pineapple quilt block!

Old 09-04-2010, 06:24 AM
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At my LQS' Weds Bee, one of the gals showed us how to make a cheater pineapple block. It's so ridiculously simple, and now I can't wait to make one. The way it works is:

Take 2 squares (any size) and sew completely around their perimeter
Draw 2 diagonal lines on the non-one you want to be in the center from sewn corner to corner.
Take your scissors and cut along both lines for ONLY the non-center fabric. So now you have a full square on the bottom and 4 little triangles attached on the outside but loose in the center.
Press open

It resembles a square in a square. But if you use it for S in a S, you lose the points. Pineapple it doesn't matter.

So then you measure your new unit, get a new square that is the same size, and repeat, cutting your new square and leaving the first 2 alone. And you just keep going and the pineapple appears!

It's so awesome! I can't wait to make one!
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Old 09-04-2010, 06:25 AM
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huh? need a picture, please, it sounds pretty.

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Old 09-04-2010, 06:30 AM
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Does anyone have a visual for this pattern. I mean the actual fabric, etc. Sounds great. Thanks
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Old 09-04-2010, 06:39 AM
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Could you post a photo Tut for us. I'm very interested.
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Old 09-04-2010, 07:17 AM
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Missouri Quilt Co has a video tute on this :D:D:D
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Old 09-04-2010, 08:08 AM
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Wow, that sounds awesome ... I can't wait to try it too!
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Old 09-04-2010, 08:16 AM
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Reading carefully greatly contributes to understanding :lol: The first time I read it, I read sew on the diagonal lines, then cut, and I just couldn't figure out how that was going to work. So I re-read, just like we teach kids to do, and it all makes sense. Sounds like a great way to use up some various size fabrics :!:
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Old 09-04-2010, 08:20 AM
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Yep, I'm a visual learner too...need pics to help! Love the pineapple block tho!
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Originally Posted by erstan947
Could you post a photo Tut for us. I'm very interested.
Me too. I am a visual person. I have to read and re-read instructions, but if I have the picture I can get it almost immediatly
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Old 09-04-2010, 08:44 AM
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And here's a slightly different way to do it.

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