Freezer paper 101

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With only 14 rotary strokes I can cut 64 pineapple patches to size, enough trapezoids and triangles for two Pineapple blocks from two squares of fabric. To make my Two-Color Pineapple Quilt I needed only two different fabrics, Kona Cream and Kona Tomato. All patches are interchangeable whether two colors or more are used.
Hint: I iron the patches to the shiny sides of freezer paper. They remain in place until I peel them off to sew a block. The blocks are conventionally machine pieced, not foundation pieced. The freezer paper can be reused.
Make It Simpler Scrappy Pineapple detail

Pineapples are fabric intensive. A 15" freezer paper mock-up results in a 10" finished block; that's over 60% lost to seam allowances.

2 comments:

free indeed said...

That's amazing! think I need me that book! Or more tips like that one to help cut cornors and speed things up in the process!

Nancy said...

That is totally awesome. I have always wanted to make a pineapple quilt but it looked much more challenging than my skill level. This one looks like anyone could put it together with no problem.