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Pineapple block: Creative grids vs AccuQuilt

Old 03-15-2020, 10:47 PM
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I'm a fan of Accuquilt and Creative Grids. I am currently working on a crazy quilt where I am using both brand's finished 6" square to get a more random look. After I had constructed about 30 squares of each which should have measured 6 1/2", I noticed the Accuquilt squares were measuring around 6 1/4" each. The creative grids were measuring 6 1/2". I was using the same scant 1/4" (Janome setting 8.7), Aurifil 50 wt. thread, and a Janome Red tip needle on both.

All of this is to say that if you use either, you need to create a test square to figure out what setting your needle needs to be on for the scant quarter inch in order to get the exact measurement for your squares.

The Accuquilt will be much faster. :-)
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Old 03-16-2020, 12:05 AM
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I have only paper pieced the pineapple block. With a 1.5 stitch length taking out the paper really goes fairly quickly. Do you think you will make many pineapple quilts or just one?
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Old 03-17-2020, 03:35 AM
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I have tried both Creative Grids pineapple block ruler and the Gyleen Fitzgeralds ruler. Didn't like either one, so went back to paperpiecing. Yes, it does take time to tear off the paper, but I think it's easier to make the block.
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Old 03-18-2020, 09:37 AM
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The die is on my Accuquilt get list. I have slowed down with the dies for right now. I made a pineapple quilt years ago and the way I made it using my ruler there was a great deal of waste. The die looks as though it resolves some of this issue. I love my Accuquilt!
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Old 03-18-2020, 03:09 PM
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If I had shoulder problems I would go with the Accuquilt die rather than a ruler.
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Old 03-19-2020, 02:44 PM
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I paper piece my pineapple blocks. By using a short stitch length, paper pulls off easily. Many paper piecing patterns available.
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