Scrappy Pineapple Block Video Tutorial

Monday, January 31, 2022

 Hello!  It's week 1 of the
Scrappy Pineapple Quilt Quilt-Along and I am so excited
to finally get this party started!

There are over 300 of you who have joined the QAL.
I can't wait to cheer each other on and see all of your
beautiful Pineapple quilts come together over the next 36 weeks!

Thank you for joining me on this venture and thank you for your 
purchase of my Pineapple Block Paper Piecing Papers!
You can find those HERE if you're just joining us.
Click HERE for the rest of the details on the 
Pineapple Quilt Quilt-Along.

As promised, I have a video tutorial on
how to make this block.  You can check it out on YouTube HERE.
I also have printable instructions for you HERE.

I've also gotten a few questions on how to decide colors and 
color placement.  There are so many possibilities. My advice to those of you
struggling to decide is to (A) look on Pinterest or through Instagram hashtags
for inspiration and pick something that speaks to you.  (B) Consider picking 
something you REALLY love or a color palette that is timeless since this is a
very time consuming project.  You want to love it forever!  

 Finally, please post your weekly progress on Instagram to help inspire
and remind others.  Tag me @gigis_thimble and use the hashtags
#gigisthimblepattern and #perfectpineappleqal so we can see all
these beautiful pineapple quilts in one place!
(@jenfinwill on Instagram suggested that last hashtag
so she gets to choose a free pattern from my shop!  Thanks for the
great suggestion for our QAL hashtag, Jen!)

I think that's everything. Hopefully you will find the video +
printable instructions helpful but please let me know if you have
any questions.

Happy stitching friends!


  1. Hi, Amber. I am doing the pineapple block challenge. Can't wait to get started. I wondered if there was another way to share rather than Instagram. I am not a member of Instagram and don't expect to join.

    1. You can share on Facebook if you'd like. All of my Instagram posts automatically post to Facebook from Instagram but I don't get onto FB very much. Or you can email me privatey at

  2. I just finished watching the video you made - thanks. I have a question. In the video you said to use 2 1/2 inch strips but on the written tutorial, I thought you said 2 inches. Will 2" work? Were you just being generous when you talked about 2 1/2"?

    1. Oh, sorry, I didn't realize I said 2-1/2" on the video! 2" is what I use and that is generous.
      Thank you!

  3. I am waiting for my papers to arrive, but until then, trying to figure out fabrics. I am wondering if you have any idea just how much fabric is required? can I use a fat eighth and have it be enough, what about a honey buns. I am having a hard time deciding, since I don't know just how much fabric I will need.

  4. Sorry I just now saw your message. Fat eighths should work. Honey bun strips are too narrow, I believe. The minimum width of strip you need is 1-5/8" to give you 1/4" seam allowance. I like to give myself a little extra because the strips can move a little when you flip and slide them under the presser foot. I prefer 2" wide strips. Did you see my original post that talks a little bit about fabric requirements? Here's the link:


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