I wanted to show you some things that helped me with my Pineapple Quilt. I have had these rulers for awhile now and used them in other quilts but never together. I'm trying to figure out quicker and easier ways to help me with my piecing. These helped me alot...
I made the Pineapple quilt a little easier for myself by using two great rulers. I used Jodie Barrows Square in a Square Ruler and the EZ Angler rulers. I love both of these rulers and use them alot now. I hate drawing lines on my squares as I think this takes up way too much time. I used the Square in a Square ruler to trim my corners then used the EZ angle ruler to cut my smaller squares to fit on the corners. I could have used this ruler to cut my strips then cut them into triangles along the strips. By cutting the squares, I now have left over little corner pieces from both the big square and the small corner squares. I have saved these and will sew these together to make a mini quilt later...I had already cut the squares before I started using the EZ angle ruler...Now that I have this little ruler, I plan on using it for alot more of my scrap quilts. Here's some pics to show you what I did...
Here's the block: I just have to add the last four corner pieces to finish this up.
I'm lining up the square in a square ruler...see the 90 degree mark?
Line those markings up inside your block and use the other line for your 1/4" seamline.
All four corners are trimmed and ready for the small triangles to be added to the corners.
Here's the small square for the corner pieces. If you don't like marking the square corner to corner to sew on...eliminate this by using the ruler.
Use the EZ angle ruler and trim up the small squares.
See how well the triangle now fits the trimmed block. Sew and press...
The finished block:
When I first started making these blocks I was marking the squares and sewing on the lines, then trimming. I hated doing this cuz it took so much time. I pulled these rulers out and this saved me alot of time on this quilt. Trimming up the corners with the square in a square ruler helped me keep the block more accurate. Give these a try, you might like them.
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