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Thread: Ever used Karin Hellaby's Pineapple quilt technique?

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    Super Member BrendaY's Avatar
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    Ever used Karin Hellaby's Pineapple quilt technique?

    I've been wanting to make a Pineapple quilt, but it hasn't been easy to find a paper piecing pattern that I can work well with.. So went looking at tutes and ran across Karin Hellaby's ... and turns out she's got a couple of books out there about them..

    Just wondered if any of you have anything to tell me about it before I go off and buy the book.. She sure makes it look easy on her tutorial.. and I do want to make one, too.
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    She has a very interesting method, but I think I'll just stick to the paper piecing pineapple blocks, one of these days I'll get to them. LOL

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    Also consider Gyleen Fitzgerald's Trash to Treasure ruler. It uses a 2.5" square for the center and 1.5" strips of various lengths to make the logs. You trim as you go and actually end up with a very accurate block. I've been cutting my scraps into 1.5" strips and I think I have enough to make a quilt (just no time!).

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    There is a tute on this board, I'm sure about how to make pineapple blocks, not sure if they are paper pieced.
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    No, but you might want to check out Bonnie Hunter's method. It's very easy.

    http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2005/...e-blossom.html

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    I haven't tried her method either, but it looks very interesting and eliminates paper piecing altogether while still apparently making nice square blocks. Here's the video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJQaTBpZa9g

    I've been wanting to make a pineapple quilt and may try this technique to see how it works. Let us know if you try it too.

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    There is a visual difference between her final block and a paper pieced block. Her blocks will not have an actual point. I have not done this method but a gal I worked with made a large quilt this way - she said is was very easy and went together very quickly.
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    Tried it today, and I like it very much! Easy as pie!

    Quote Originally Posted by dunster View Post
    I haven't tried her method either, but it looks very interesting and eliminates paper piecing altogether while still apparently making nice square blocks. Here's the video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJQaTBpZa9g

    I've been wanting to make a pineapple quilt and may try this technique to see how it works. Let us know if you try it too.
    I made one block using her method from the tutorial, and only 2 fabrics.. It turned out really sweet! Maybe I can get a pic posted later tonight..

    Thanks, Dunster.. Remember me? Lebanon OR... and the quilt guild one time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by wesing View Post
    Also consider Gyleen Fitzgerald's Trash to Treasure ruler. It uses a 2.5" square for the center and 1.5" strips of various lengths to make the logs. You trim as you go and actually end up with a very accurate block. I've been cutting my scraps into 1.5" strips and I think I have enough to make a quilt (just no time!).

    Darren
    Thanks for the suggestion, Darren.. After making one of Karin Hellaby's blocks today, I'm really sold on her method.. It's just so very fast and easy.. I can't wait to get back in there and make more blocks.. tonight, I'm hoping!

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    Back again... I made a Pineapple block from watching Karin Hellaby's tutorial... I LOVE this method! Now I definitely will be getting one of her books..

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    Marin Halliby has written a few exciting books. Very quick and easy methods but need to have an open mind . If you are ever at NEC in Birmingham during August she usually has a stall with her son demonstrating the methods.
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    This is the one I'm going to try after the holidays - although I'm a bit worried as it looks quite easy. We all know how looks can be deceiving...........
    http://www.instructables.com/id/Pine...tern/?ALLSTEPS
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    Have done K H technique,very easy and you come out with a very neat and sharp looking block.Pineapple Blossom from B Hunters site is another fast and easy one to try...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jingle View Post
    There is a tute on this board, I'm sure about how to make pineapple blocks, not sure if they are paper pieced.
    here is a discussion of that tut http://www.quiltingboard.com/tutoria...al-t23992.html
    the replacement link results in 'page not found'

    however, here is a new link for that replacement tut http://www.quiltingboard.com/tutoria...oo-t14958.html
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    oh, I like this one. Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by katier825 View Post
    No, but you might want to check out Bonnie Hunter's method. It's very easy.

    http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2005/...e-blossom.html
    that looks like fun thanks for sharing
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    This one isn't as "intricate," but turns out beautifully and is easy to put together.
    http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2005/...e-blossom.html

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    I've made a lap quilt using her Sew Simple Pineapple book.

    http://www.quiltershavenpublications...epineapple.htm

    It was really easy to follow and I'd do it again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrendaY View Post
    Back again... I made a Pineapple block from watching Karin Hellaby's tutorial... I LOVE this method! Now I definitely will be getting one of her books..
    Thanks for the info. This way makes sure nice points and blocks. Book is ordered!

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