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    Applique Angel

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    Default Jenny's pineapple tutorial

    Do you think one could make Jenny's pineapple block using layer cakes? I like to use prints, and there isn't a huge selection in the honey bun size.

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    Default Re: Jenny's pineapple tutorial

    I don't think so. When the Tesselations layer cake was on sale, I crunched numbers every which way trying to figure out if the layer cake could be cut into enough strips to follow the pineapple tutorial. There was just no possibile way to do so.

    Having said this, I do want to point out that you are supposed to use a jelly roll for the colored strips. You use the honey bun for the WHITE strips only.
    Toni ... If I keep sewing long enough, will they make their own dinner?

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    Default Re: Jenny's pineapple tutorial

    Toni, I went back to the tutorial, and it said the precuts were all 1.5 inches, except for the center. I've ordered the ruler Jenny uses, and I guess I'll try it out when it arrives.

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    Default Re: Jenny's pineapple tutorial

    Oh you're right! Once I figured that a Pineapple Quilt wouldn't work, I decided to do the North Star quilt and that's what I was thinking of. I'm so sorry to have misled you!

    It was the 10" limitation that made a layer cake inadequate for a Pineapple Quilt. There was going to be so much waste that the quilt was going to be about 36x36 when I was done. A layer cake is 3 yards of fabric, and that was going to be an awfully small quilt! I couldn't bring myself to waste that much fabric.
    Last edited by GuitarGramma; July 12th, 2019 at 01:42 PM.
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    Default Re: Jenny's pineapple tutorial

    No problem, Toni. Maybe it will work if I make a smaller block. I'll play around with it when the ruler arrives.

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    Default Re: Jenny's pineapple tutorial

    Good idea! It's love too hear what you decide.
    Toni ... If I keep sewing long enough, will they make their own dinner?

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