How To Sew A Pineapple Quilt Wall Hanging

ITEM # 09810880P68

How To Sew A Pineapple Quilt Wall Hanging

ITEM # 09810880P68
Print Description

Crafting Time:
Varies
Skill Level:
Advanced

DESCRIPTION +

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
  • 3 yds white cotton (background)
  • 2/3 yd green cotton print (banana leaves)
  • 1/4 yd blue cotton print (banana leaves)
  • 1/3 yd each of 5 yellow & cream prints (patchwork pineapples)
  • 1/4 yd yellow print (solid pineapples)
  • 1/8 yd contrast green print (pineapple leaves)
  • 3 yds backing & binding
  • Basic sewing supplies
  • Water-erasable fabric marker
  • Embroidery thread in yellow, blue & 2 greens to coordinate with the leaf & pineapple fabrics
  • Invisible thread
  • All-purpose thread in white & color of backing fabric
  • Curved basting safety pins
  • 2 yds HeatnBond®
  • 4 yds tear-away stabilizer
  • Twin size batting – white
  • 1/4 yd Pellon Fleece
  • Rotary cutter, ruler & mat
  • Sewing machine with free motion foot & walking foot
  • Iron & pressing surface
  • Plain white paper for pattern
  • Approximately 46" x 51"

DIRECTIONS:
  1. To print the patterns, click on the "Download Project PDF" button (above).
  2. Out of each of the 5 patchwork pineapple fabrics cut 4 strips 2-1/2" x WOF.
  3. Sew the long edges of 10 strips together in random order, press seams open. Repeat with the remaining 10 strips in a different random order. Note - sew about half of the strips so the back side of the fabric is facing up to make a greater variety of patches.
  4. Cut across the sewn stripes making 2 1/2" wide strips by the width of the sewn strips forming strips of 2" x 2-1/2" fabric patches.
  5. Sew the patchwork strips together varying the selection and turning them so they are not all facing the same direction to make a random order patchwork piece. Trace the round portion of the pineapple pattern on the plain white paper and cut out. Using the round pattern cut out 7 pineapples from the patchwork piece. Using the same pattern cut 4 yellow print pineapples.
  6. Using the banana leaf pattern draw 9 leaves on the paper side of the HeatnBond®. Draw 4 of the leaves as a mirror image, turning the pattern over and tracing from the back. Fuse 6 of the HeatnBond® leaf patterns to the back of the green banana leaf fabric and 3 to the back of the blue banana leaf fabric.
  7. Cut the white fabric into twenty four 10-1/2" x 13-1/2" rectangles. Fuse the leaves on 9 of the white rectangles.
  8. Use the pineapple leaf patterns to draw eleven of each on the paper side of the HeatnBond. For interest, make some of each mirror image (be sure to make the same number of each leaf mirrored). Fuse the pineapple leaf HeatnBond pieces to the back of the left over green banana leaf fabric and the contrast green pineapple leaf fabric. Cut out the leaves.
  9. Place the full pineapple pattern under a white rectangle and center it. Place the pineapple leaves over the leaf on the pattern as seen through the white fabric and fuse in place. Be sure to overlap the leaves following the dash lines on the pattern. Repeat with the remaining 10 sets of pineapple leaves.
  10. Pin tear away stabilizer to the back of the fabric and satin stitch around the banana leaves and the pineapple leaves using the embroidery threads. Remove stabilizer.
  11. Place the patchwork pineapples on the rectangles with the pineapple leaves sewn on. Pin all around the pineapple. Pin tear away stabilizer underneath the white rectangle.
  12. Use the free motion foot, drop the feed dogs, thread the machine with the yellow embroidery thread and set the machine for a straight stitch. Sew all around the patchwork pineapples very close to the edge.
  13. Set the machine to a zigzag stitch and free motion around the sides and bottom of the pineapples giving a rugged looking edge that covers the raw edge of fabric. Use a satin stitch across the top edge of the pineapple for a smooth finished edge. Remove stabilizer.
  14. Cut 4 pieces of fleece a little larger than the round pineapple pattern. Pin fleece to the back of each yellow print pineapple. Place the yellow print pineapples on the remaining rectangles with the pineapple leaves sewn on. Pin all around the pineapple. Pin tear away stabilizer underneath the white rectangle.
  15. Repeat step 11 with the 4 yellow print pineapples. Trim the fleece to the edge of the pineapple.
  16. Sew diagonal parallel lines across the pineapples forming diamond shapes then finish sewing as in step 12.
  17. Place the remaining 4 white rectangles on the pineapple pattern and draw the pineapple on the white fabric with the water erasable fabric marker.
  18. Cut the batting into twenty four 11" x 14" rectangles and pin one on the back of each white rectangle.
  19. Set the machine to free motion straight stitch and thread with the invisible thread. On the plain white rectangles stitch following all of the drawn lines. On the banana leaf rectangles stitch around the outer edge of the satin stitch. On the pineapples stitch around the entire round portion then just the outside of the leaves.
  20. Trim the rectangles down to 9" x 12" centering the design.
  21. Use the walking foot to assemble the rectangles following the Pineapple Quilt Layout using a 1/4" seam allowance. Trim batting out of the seam allowance. Press with seams open.
  22. Lay the backing fabric face down and the assembled top facing up and pin the layers together securely with the safety pins.
  23. Using the walking foot stitch in the ditch on all the seams. Sew around the quilt edge with a 1/4" seam allowance.
  24. Trim and straighten the edges of the quilt.
  25. Use favorite method to make binding and sew on the quilt.

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SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
DIRECTIONS:
  1. To print the patterns, click on the "Download Project PDF" button (above).
  2. Out of each of the 5 patchwork pineapple fabrics cut 4 strips 2-1/2" x WOF.
  3. Sew the long edges of 10 strips together in random order, press seams open. Repeat with the remaining 10 strips in a different random order. Note - sew about half of the strips so the back side of the fabric is facing up to make a greater variety of patches.
  4. Cut across the sewn stripes making 2 1/2" wide strips by the width of the sewn strips forming strips of 2" x 2-1/2" fabric patches.
  5. Sew the patchwork strips together varying the selection and turning them so they are not all facing the same direction to make a random order patchwork piece. Trace the round portion of the pineapple pattern on the plain white paper and cut out. Using the round pattern cut out 7 pineapples from the patchwork piece. Using the same pattern cut 4 yellow print pineapples.
  6. Using the banana leaf pattern draw 9 leaves on the paper side of the HeatnBond®. Draw 4 of the leaves as a mirror image, turning the pattern over and tracing from the back. Fuse 6 of the HeatnBond® leaf patterns to the back of the green banana leaf fabric and 3 to the back of the blue banana leaf fabric.
  7. Cut the white fabric into twenty four 10-1/2" x 13-1/2" rectangles. Fuse the leaves on 9 of the white rectangles.
  8. Use the pineapple leaf patterns to draw eleven of each on the paper side of the HeatnBond. For interest, make some of each mirror image (be sure to make the same number of each leaf mirrored). Fuse the pineapple leaf HeatnBond pieces to the back of the left over green banana leaf fabric and the contrast green pineapple leaf fabric. Cut out the leaves.
  9. Place the full pineapple pattern under a white rectangle and center it. Place the pineapple leaves over the leaf on the pattern as seen through the white fabric and fuse in place. Be sure to overlap the leaves following the dash lines on the pattern. Repeat with the remaining 10 sets of pineapple leaves.
  10. Pin tear away stabilizer to the back of the fabric and satin stitch around the banana leaves and the pineapple leaves using the embroidery threads. Remove stabilizer.
  11. Place the patchwork pineapples on the rectangles with the pineapple leaves sewn on. Pin all around the pineapple. Pin tear away stabilizer underneath the white rectangle.
  12. Use the free motion foot, drop the feed dogs, thread the machine with the yellow embroidery thread and set the machine for a straight stitch. Sew all around the patchwork pineapples very close to the edge.
  13. Set the machine to a zigzag stitch and free motion around the sides and bottom of the pineapples giving a rugged looking edge that covers the raw edge of fabric. Use a satin stitch across the top edge of the pineapple for a smooth finished edge. Remove stabilizer.
  14. Cut 4 pieces of fleece a little larger than the round pineapple pattern. Pin fleece to the back of each yellow print pineapple. Place the yellow print pineapples on the remaining rectangles with the pineapple leaves sewn on. Pin all around the pineapple. Pin tear away stabilizer underneath the white rectangle.
  15. Repeat step 11 with the 4 yellow print pineapples. Trim the fleece to the edge of the pineapple.
  16. Sew diagonal parallel lines across the pineapples forming diamond shapes then finish sewing as in step 12.
  17. Place the remaining 4 white rectangles on the pineapple pattern and draw the pineapple on the white fabric with the water erasable fabric marker.
  18. Cut the batting into twenty four 11" x 14" rectangles and pin one on the back of each white rectangle.
  19. Set the machine to free motion straight stitch and thread with the invisible thread. On the plain white rectangles stitch following all of the drawn lines. On the banana leaf rectangles stitch around the outer edge of the satin stitch. On the pineapples stitch around the entire round portion then just the outside of the leaves.
  20. Trim the rectangles down to 9" x 12" centering the design.
  21. Use the walking foot to assemble the rectangles following the Pineapple Quilt Layout using a 1/4" seam allowance. Trim batting out of the seam allowance. Press with seams open.
  22. Lay the backing fabric face down and the assembled top facing up and pin the layers together securely with the safety pins.
  23. Using the walking foot stitch in the ditch on all the seams. Sew around the quilt edge with a 1/4" seam allowance.
  24. Trim and straighten the edges of the quilt.
  25. Use favorite method to make binding and sew on the quilt.