Intermediate | 24 min
Taught by Heather Jones
A Pineapple block traditionally features strips of patchwork that radiate out from a center point, creating a beautiful design full of energy and movement. While it’s typically important to cut precisely and match your points perfectly, modern quilter Heather Jones teaches a method for piecing this block without measuring or matching, resulting in a loose, contemporary version of the original. This class is a fun way to create blocks quickly using leftover scraps of fabric, and it’s perfect for anyone who wants to practice improvisational quilting techniques and play with color.
Learn how to:
  • Cut out strips of fabric without measuring  
  • Construct a pineapple block, piecing from the center out
  • Trim the block as you go without measuring
  • Square up the block
What you’ll get:
  • Learn how to create blocks using improvisational quilting techniques
  • 5 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supply list
  • Step-by-step instruction by expert instructor Heather Jones
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students. 

Improvisational Pineapple Block
Finishing the Block
Here’s what you’ll need:
Materials to Make a 12 ½” Block:
  • 1/3 yard each of two solid fabrics
  • 6 ½” x 12” quilting ruler
  • 12 ½” square quilting ruler
  • 6 1/2 “ or 9 ½” square quilting rulers (optional)
  • Fabric scissors
  • Rotary cutter
  • Cutting Mat
  • Snips
  • Pins
  • Sewing machine
  • Neutral colored thread
  • Iron and ironing surface
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