Clearly, unless you've been under a rock, the pineapple is all the rave! A freaking fruit- it cracks me up! I put together this cute little bag cause I LOVE making these knitting/project bags. They're so easy and fun to put together.
So, here we go!
Background print- 6.5x4.5 inches, 2.5 inch squares (2), 1.5 inch squares (2)
Yellow for pineapple- 6.5 x. 7.5 inches
Leaf 1- 3.5x5 inches
Leaf 2- 2.5x3.5 inches
Leaf 3- 2.5x3.5 inches
Bag side strips- 11.5x3 (2)
Bag top- 2.5x21
Lining- Approximately 22.25x11 inches
Backing- Approximately 11.5x11.5 inches
Heat & Bond
Black acrylic paint
Fine paint brush
Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on all 4 background squares.
6.5 is the width and 7.5 is the length of the yellow pineapple print.
2.5 squares go on the top of your pineapple and 1.5 squares go on the bottom as shown in the photo. Sew on the line to your pineapple print. Cut a .25 from the sewn line and press seams.
Place your your 6.5x4.5 inch background print above and align with your pineapple print. Take your Leaf 1 (3.5x5) print on top of the background print and align the bottom edges. From here we want to mark the quarter inch marks that are needed to sew our first leaf print down. Ensure you mark the green leaf print .25 inches from the yellow pineapple print on the bottom on each side. Mark the green print and the pineapple block.
Cut your Heat & Bond pieces as listed belowLeaf 1- 3.5x4.75 inches
Leaf 2- 2.5x3.5 inches
Leaf 3- 2.5x3.5 inches
Adhere each H&B to the leaf prints. Note Leaf 1 is a quarter inch shy (see photo)
Now its time to sketch out our leaves. Just wing it- I did.
Then cut them out and peel the backing.
Heat press the leaves as pictured below. Make sure the bottom of your large green print has the quarter inch without the H&B. Note those quarter inch marks on the pineapple block we made earlier! That is where you are going to line up your main green print. Top stitch with green thread.
Sew your leaf top to your pineapple! Your leaves should line up to the pineapple top perfectly.
Break out that acrylic paint and paint on the fabric with little "V" as desired. My original pineapple had diagonal lines painted on it and boy was it a HOT MESS! But do what you love. I used a paper towel on the backside before painting to protect my work surface.
After that is dried up, attach the two side panels and trim excess if needed.
Sew them together with right sides together. If you lay each piece down, ensure your backing is on the left and the pineapple is on the right. This is important for the drawstring.
Sew along the seam.
In other words, place the backing piece on top of the pineapple piece (right sides together) and sew on the left side.
Open and press.
Now, Lay your lining print with the right side up and put the pineapple piece on top (right sides together). Trim any excess lining.
Put that aside and lets make the top piece of our bag where the drawstring will be in.
Take your 2.5x21 inch bag top print and fold in a quarter inch on the end, then again. Press and sew on both sides.
Fold this piece in half and press.
Lay your lining piece up, then the folded bag top with an inch or so away from each side, and your pineapple piece on top (right sides together). Ensure the folded part is facing downwards. Stitch along the top completely.
Open and press towards the lining.
Now take your bag and fold it over to line up the side edges as pictured below. Sew the left side of the bag. Then sew the bottom (the bottom of the pineapple block). Now sew the lining together and leave a wee bit so you can flip the bag inside out.
Close up the bag after your flip it! Place the lining inside the bag and press in place.
My lighting starts to suck from here... sorry, it was getting late.
We're so close to being done!! Time for the drawstring!
Press the drawstring piece in half. Open and take each raw edge to your center and press again. Fold and sew with at an eighth of an inch from the edge.
Put a safety pin on that edge and pull through the top of the drawstring bag. Tie together and clip the edges on the diagonal.
BOOM- we've got a bag!
I really hope that was not complicated, please email me or leave a comment below with any questions.
SLICE 'O PIE QUILT BLOCK TUTORIAL
I'm so happy with how this turned out that I figured I'd put a little tutorial together so you can make your very own Slice 'O Pie quilt too!
This tutorial makes a 8.5 inch unfinished block.
40x48 baby quilt once completed.
Add more blocks as desired to enlarge your quilt into a throw, twin, queen, etc...
Background for each block measures 8.5 inches square (30 needed).
For the pie slices you will need 60 - 4 7/8 inch squares.
Cut each square on the diagnal resulting in 120 triangles.
Pair up two triangles to your liking and sew into Half Square Triangles/HTS make 60.
Here comes the fun part! Print and cut your template, and gather the following supplies:
Slice 'O Pie Template
Plastic Coated Freezer Paper
Trace your template onto the freezer paper, the non-shiny side.
Cut it out (not on the lines yet) and heat press it onto another piece of freezer paper, non-shiney side.
Now cut out your template- nice and sturdy! Fold your template in half and with your ruler, draw a line down the center, on the non-shiny side.
Ta-da!! We're ready to rock out these pie pieces!!!
Place the shiny side of your template onto the wrong side of your HST lining up the line from the template with the line of your stitches and gently heat press your template onto the HST.
Trim any excess.
Cut alone the edge of the template leaving about a 1/4 inch.
Let's bring out our starch and paint brush and apply a small amount of starch to your fabric edge.Be sure not to drench your fabric.
Gently heat press your outer edge over onto the template.
I did 6 at a time to speed things up a bit.
Peal off the template from the fabric and you have a nice Slice 'O Pie piece!
Repeat until you have all 60 pieces completed.
Grab your 8.5" background square and attach two pie pieces. One on the top left and one on the bottom right. I used pins to keep mine in place and stitched 1/8th of an inch away from the edge of the pie.
You can have fun with the layout of your pies, and try something like this.
There you have it! I hope you've enjoyed slicing up pie with me!!
SCRAPPY DIAMONDS TUTORIAL
Here it is ladies! Scrappy Diamonds Tute
What you'll need:
Standard 8.5 x 11 inch copy paper
Happy bright fabric scraps
So- let's get started!
Taking your copy paper, draw a line both vertically and horizontally at the half way mark.
Your horizontal line should be drawn at 5.5 inch mark from the length of the paper (11 inches)
Your vertical line should be drawn at the 4.25 inch mark from the width of the paper (8.5 inches)
Draw a straight line using the edge of your ruler connecting each point.
Grab some scraps from your gnarly scrap pile. Please work to use modern, designer prints. Happy, vibrant colors. No black, no brown, please steer clear of "kiddie/baby" prints. I did use some "texty" prints with black text on it. That is the only black you may use. Sorry to be so picky!
You will need strips of fabric that measure 1.5, 2, 2.5 or 3 inches in width and 9 inches in length.
Sew strips together ensuring your middle, or center strip measures at least 9 inches. I adjusted the remaining strip pieces to eliminate waste. But do whatever works for you.
Place your template over your strip piece set. I use masking tape to secure the template down. But any tape or double sided tape works!
Securing the template down, use your ruler to cute along the edges of the template like so:
And then you are done! In this photos the blocks look like squares to me because I rotated the photo!
Here is the photo before rotation, you can clearly see they are diamonds! :-)
Please complete 4 diamonds total and send them my way! I think I will sash them with Kona White or Kona Ash... not too sure yet.
Thanks so much for putting these together for me!