Tuesday Tip….Pineapple Tool

Have you noticed lately, that the “pineapple block” is making a comeback? This block is a great scrap or stash buster and there are so many colour combinations. Since Colonial times, the pineapple has been known as a symbol of hospitality.


In the video below, the lovely Jean Ann Wright demonstrates how to use the Creative Grids pineapple trim tool. Create perfect 6; 8; or 10 inch finished Pineapple blocks by squaring up each round of strips as they are sewn. Since each round of strips is squared up before the next set is added, the blocks are perfectly square. The cutting requirements for the center square and the strips are printed right on the ruler.

The template slides easily over the fabric until pressure is applied. This ruler features an exclusive gripper to hold the fabric in place while cutting, eliminating slipping and miss-cuts!

The Pineapple Trim tool is available to order from our website or check with a staff member to order this ruler when you come into the store on your next visit.

Also, there is a a “mini” pineapple trim tool available to create perfect 4″, 5″ or 6″ finished Pineapple blocks.

We would love to see your pineapple quilts. Feel free to send us a picture of your quilt using this beloved classic pattern.




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