Workshop: Trash to Treasure

Workshop Title: Trash  to Treasure pineapple quilt
Taught by: CPQ Guild Member
Date: Saturday, February 20, 2016
Time 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Cost: Free
Where: Green Acres Baptist Church, 2085 Barnett Shoals.

When Gyleen Fitzgerald came to our guild last year, she gave us permission to teach her Trash to Treasure pineapple quilt.

Those of us who took this class at Hall County Guild would like to share it with you. The class will be free but it will be necessary for you to buy the ruler. Anita can order them for us so at the next guild meeting we will take orders. We would like each person to make one block for us to donate to the charity bee to be used in a quilt, either for charity or a raffle quilt. We will furnish the center block fabric so there will be some uniformity to the blocks.

There is also a book that goes along with this but it is not necessary to have it unless you just want it for your collection. It is called “Trash to Treasure”.

This is a good way to use up scraps. The block centers are 2 ½” and the strips are 1 ½”. So bring lots of scraps. You will need a lot more 1 ½” scraps than 2 ½” squares. They will need to be anywhere from 2 ½” to 6” in length.

You will also need:
Sewing machine in good working order with instruction book in case of a problem.
Any color thread. Gyleen uses up all her threads of different colors since the quilt is so scrappy, the color of thread used doesn’t matter,

small cutting board and rotary cutter

Pineapple Ruler, it must be the one designed by Gyleen. There are other pineapple rulers out there but they are all different. We will be teaching the technique using this ruler.

Small iron and ironing pad (these could be shared)

Acrobat PDF Version of Trash to Treasure Workshop Information

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