Learn to Make Pineapple Quilts with Interactive Class DVD

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Make stress-free pineapple quilts with Gyleen’s special techniques! Have you admired pineapple quilts but think they’re too hard or have too many pieces? If so, then get ready to be amazed at how fun and easy pineapple quilts are to make! Join Gyleen Fitzgerald, known to many as the pineapple queen, as she teaches you how to make stress-free pineapple blocks! In this video class, Gyleen demonstrates making both a traditional pineapple block and pineapple chunk block from start to finish. She’ll teach you her exclusive method built for speed, using her pineapple tool. You’ll soon be completing many quilt blocks in just one evening with her no-pinning, no-stress method. You’ll also learn how to add a fussy-cut motif to the center of your pineapple block, and how to make a medallion quilt. As an added bonus, you’ll discover how to jazz up your pineapple quilts with raw-edge fusible applique.

In this class you’ll learn how to:
· See the similarities between a log cabin block, pineapple block and pineapple chunk block.
· Create beautiful secondary patterns with light and dark color variations.
· Cut, piece and sew a traditional pineapple block from start to finish.
· Sew an even faster variation called the pineapple chunk.
· Use a fussy-cut piece for the center and round 1.
· Replace blocks with a large pineapple medallion.
· Jazz up your quilts with raw-edge appliqué.
· Use Gyleen’s amazing pineapple tool for easy and precise assembly and trimming.

Class includes complete instructions to make three exclusive pineapple quilt patterns: Hugs & Kisses bed quilt, the Ode to April wall hanging and Missing Letters wall quilt, plus a variation for creating a medallion quilt.


Gyleen Fitzgerald is known for her exquisite quilts that beautifully blend color, pattern and texture to provide a contemporary essence in traditional quilting. Her strength as a quilter is demonstrated by the infusion of engineering tools and innovative techniques to simplify visually complex quilts. She shares her enthusiasm for quilting through interactive lectures and workshops. As a writer, Gyleen centers on haiku poetry, quilt project books, magazine articles and children's books. An avid quilter, Gyleen has earned Best of Show honors, and as a publisher, she is a Gold Medal winner for Quilts: Unfinished Stories with New Endings. She is best known for inspiring Trash to Treasure Pineapple Quilts and the creation of the Pineapple Tool. She has also created the popular Polygon and Polygon 2 quilting tools. Gyleen has appeared on The Quilt Show and Lifetime TV promoting a contemporary spirit in traditional quiltmaking. For Gyleen, dreams hold no limits. Ray, her husband, is her shining light and quilting is her passion; together they color her world in a very special way. Gyleen is a Philadelphia, Pa. native, who spent her formative years in Taiwan and Japan.