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Pineapple Chunks

Use the quilt-as-you-go method to add pieced rows at the same time that you layer the batting and backing. Then add the binding, pop on a few ragged-edge leaves, and your pineapple table topper is ready for a luau.


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Designer: Shelley Robson



•    1⁄4 yard green plaid (leaves)

•    1⁄4 yard solid green (leaves)

•    1⁄3 yard total assorted yellow prints (Flying Geese units)

•    1⁄6 yard mottled gold (binding)

•    18×22" piece (fat quarter) backing fabric

•    18×22" thin quilt batting

•    Lightweight fusible web

•    Quilt basting spray (optional)

•    Water-soluble marking pen


Finished table topper: 10-1⁄4×14" plus leaves


Quantities are for 44/45”-wide, 100% cotton fabrics. Measurements include a 1⁄4" seam allowance. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.


Cut Fabrics

To make the best use of your fabrics, cut pieces in the following order. Click on "Download this Project" above for pattern pieces. To use fusible web for bonding leaf fabrics together, complete the following steps.


1.    Following manufacturer’s instructions, press fusible web, paper side up, onto back of green plaid. Let cool.

2.    Remove paper backing from fusible web. Fuse green plaid to back of solid green.

3.    Using a water-soluble marking pen, trace Leaf Pattern two times onto solid green side of fused fabrics, leaving at least 1⁄2" between tracings. Set fused fabrics aside. 


From assorted yellow prints, cut:

•    7—4-1⁄2" squares, cutting each diagonally twice in an X for 28 large triangles total (you will use 27)

•    25—2-3⁄8" squares, cutting each in half diagonally for 50 small triangles total 

From mottled gold, cut:

•    2—2-1⁄2×42" binding strips