Project Sheet Updates & Modifications

Our goal is to keep the instructions in our project sheets simple and clear, but detailed enough so that you aren’t left guessing. We are continually reviewing our project sheets to add tricks or shortcuts, clear up ambiguities and correct mistakes. Changes are added almost immediately to our downloads, and added to hard copies when we reprint. This section will enable us post these changes and additions on the website so that you always have them at your disposal. We have picked a start date of 7/1/2019 for posted updates. You will always have a place to look if you come across something that doesn’t seem right. As always, if you have any questions about our project sheets, we are available by phone and email and are happy to help. Still having issues? Shoot us a line here.

02/24/2020
Correction to Step 1 & Step 2 of the Fran Pineapple Pattern – Tablet Cover & Accessories PouchTablet Accessories Pouch Section
1. Third sentence “Cut the panel into two pieces (across the strips) one side 6 ½”, one side 11 ½”.
2. All of Step 2 should be replaced by the following:
Cut 4 strips 18” long. Sew the long sides RST. Press. Sew four 2.5” squares together vertically. Press. Place the square panel onto the strip panel RST matching seams about 7” from the left side. Pin and stitch onto the strip panel. Trim the excess off. Now stitch the piece you just trimmed back onto the right side of the vertical square panel. Stitch together 4 more 2.5” squares together vertically. Press. Place the lining panel right side up on your cutting mat. Place the exterior panel onto the lining panel. Draw a line on the lining panel along the right edge of the exterior. Set aside the exterior. Draw another line on the lining panel 2.5” to the left of the first line you drew. Place the second square strip on the lining panel RST so that the right edge of the square strip is even with the second line. Stitch the square strip on. Press open. Place the exterior back on the lining to make sure they are the same width. Make adjustments if necessary. Trim the excess fabric from the lining.

02/24/2020
Fabric cutting diagram added for reference to Carla Pineapple Pattern – Friendship Star Quilt
Diagram for cutting fabrics A & B

12/18/2019
Correction to Step 11 of the Fran Pineapple Pattern – Origami Backpack
11. Sew front lining to back lining RST along side seams; press seams toward front. Sew front outer backpack to back outer backpack RST along side seams; press seams toward back. Mark sides at upper edges of outer backpack; baste raw edges of a tie to each side at upper edge RST. (continued)

12/18/2019
Correction to Step 3 of the 10″ Squares Pattern – Mountain & Valley Quilt
3. Make 3 alternative rows as per Figure 7. These will be the even rows. Note: You will be three half triangles short, but you will have 3 extra whole triangles. Work one whole triangle into each row by using it in place of a half triangle. 

12/13/2019
Correction to Step 10 of the Bella Pineapple Pattern – The Farmer’s Market Shopper
10. Finishing the bag bottom. Pull the lining away from the exterior right sides out and carefully press the top edge and the handles. Once pressed, pull the lining away from the exterior so that both pieces are inside out. Tuck the straps out of the way. Match the bottom edges of the bag exterior RST and stitch.  Repeat for the lining except leave a 5” opening so you can turn the bag right side out later. Photo 5. Reposition the corner edges of the lining bottom so that the seam is centered. Pin and stitch using a 1/2” seam allowance creating a box shape. Photo 6. Repeat for remaining corners. Turn right sides out through the opening in the lining. Press the seams. Slipstitch the opening closed. Seat the lining in the bag and press the top edge and the rest of the bag.

07/26/2019
Correction to Step 1 of the Alice Pineapple Pattern – Lil’ Snuggler Quilt
1. Cutting the pieces for the block. Make one block at a time to reduce confusion. Place your first pair of fabrics together, both right sides up, one on top of the other. Make sure they are lined up as perfectly as possible. Starting from the left side of the pair, measure in 2 inches to the right using a ruler and cutting mat. Cut off the two-inch strip and set it aside. You will have 2 pieces. Keep them together for now. Rotate the fabric pair counterclockwise one turn. Cut another 2” strip off the left side of the pair. Set it aside in a different stack. Rotate the pair one turn again. Cut another 2” strip off the left side. Place this one in the second stack. Rotate the pair again one turn and cut another 2” strip off the left side. Place this strip in a third stack. Rotate the pair one turn again. Cut another 2″ strip from the left side and place it in the third stack. Cut one last 2” strip off the left side. Place this one in a fourth stack. The remaining square is your last piece. Separate the strips into two sets, one for each block as depicted in Photo1.

07/26/2019
Correction to Step 1 of The Carpenter’s Square Quilt – 10″ Squares/Layer Cake
1. Cutting the pieces for the block. Make one block at a time to reduce confusion. Place your first pair of fabrics together, both right sides up, one on top of the other. Make sure they are lined up as perfectly as possible. Starting from the left side of the pair, measure in 2 inches to the right using a ruler and cutting mat. Cut off the two-inch strip and set it aside. You will have 2 pieces. Keep them together for now. Rotate the fabric pair counterclockwise one turn. Cut another 2” strip off the left side of the pair. Set it aside in a different stack. Rotate the pair one turn again. Cut another 2” strip off the left side. Place this one in the second stack. Rotate the pair again one turn and cut another 2” strip off the left side. Place this strip in a third stack. Rotate the pair one turn again. Cut another 2” strip from the left side and place it in the third stack. Cut a last 2” strip off the left side. Place this one in a fourth stack. The remaining square is your last piece. Separate the strips into two sets, one for each block as depicted in Photo 1.

07/01/2019
Correction to Step 4 of the Carla Pineapple Pattern – Messenger Bag
Cut the rectangles into 10 x 10” squares instead of 10 x 12” squares.  Cut them both from BQ 3. Cut the strip for the first pocket from BQ 5. The strip remains the same for the second pocket.