The Pineapple Quilt Block, much like the Log Cabin Quilt Block and the Courthouse Steps Quilt Block is worked around a central block or unit by sewing strips along the sides. In the case of the Pineapple Block, strips are sewn to each side of a Square-in-a-square unit (SNS) and then each corner is finished off with a triangle.
Pineapple Quilt Blocks, like all strip blocks, are a great way to use up small bits of leftover fabrics and lend themselves to scrappy quilt designs.
For precision, many people like to make Pineapple blocks using Foundation Piecing. My preference is to use the Creative Grids Pineapple Trim tool, as I feel this technique is much faster and has less fabric waste.
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The Creative Grids Pineapple Trim tool comes in two sizes. The large version can be used to make blocks that are 6, 8 and 10" sizes. The mini version helps you make finished blocks that are 4, 5 or 6".