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Gyleen X Fitzgerald: Trash to Treasure Pineapple Quilt (Full Day Workshop Thurs, 10/12/17, 9am - 4pm)

Gyleen X Fitzgerald: Trash to Treasure Pineapple Quilt (Full Day Workshop Thurs, 10/12/17, 9am - 4pm)
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Gyleen X Fitzgerald – Maryland
Trash to Treasure Pineapple Quilt, Full Day Workshop
Thursday, October 12, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Okay isn’t it time to clear the clutter in your life? What about using up all those bits and pieces stuffed in nooks, crannies and boxes? Or, better? Let’s make an old fashion favorite pineapple quilt with a new and contemporary twist; sewn with perfection and totally random; and without paper piecing! This workshop turns trash to a treasured one of a kind pineapple quilt. Gyleen’s thoughts: Scraps: Gather all your scraps squirreled away waiting for that “special” day. I mean all of it. This can be vintage, novelty, floral, geometric, folk art etc. No solids unless you have a huge collection that you are trying to get rid of.
Solid or Semi-solid: This is used in the blocks and will frame or showcase your scrap collection. Any color will work; when in doubt pick your favorite color or a super dark that is in your border fabric or a super light that is in your border fabric. Border: Hopefully this is in your stash but if you must buy, don’t buy much. I generally don’t buy larger than 1 yard so I usually plan to put several fabrics together for my borders if I need to make a lap quilt or larger. Bring choices. I like to mix styles of fabric within one quilt so don’t worry about that. Beginner level.
Materials List: Two, 50-60 wt., thread colors, one for the top and another in the bobbin and that is visible on the wrong side of fabric. Seam ripper, huge bag or basket that stays open for your strips, thread snips, rotary cutter, ruler and mat, extension cord, straight pins, finger pressing tool, and batting to use as a design wall (optional). Fabric: 1½” strips cut from scraps. 1¼ yard of solid or semi-solid fabric, cut 3-4 strips 1½” by width of fabric. Bring the rest to class. 1¼ yard or more fabric that you believe is stunning for the border and center squares. Cut (1) strip, crosscut into 2½” squares. Bring the rest to class. Special Tool (available in class): Gyleen’s Pineapple Tool, $15 and Instructions (available in class): Trash to Treasure Pineapples book, $15. Brother sewing machines and accessories provided by Meissner Sewing & Vacuum Centers.