Apple Core Throw

By: Accuquilt
Apple Core Throw

This cheery Apple Core Throw from Accuquilt is an easy lap quilt pattern using the traditional apple core quilt design. Four apple core shapes interlock to create each quilt block pattern. This pattern is great for making small quilts or large quilts!

Project TypeMake a Project

Quilt Size41 inches wide x 50 inches long

Time to CompleteA week or two

Primary TechniquePieced



  • 2-1/4 yards Fabric A (pink)
  • 2-5/8 yards Fabric B (green)
  • 2-1/2 yards backing fabric
  • Batting - 45" x 54"
  • Accuquilt die cutting machine
  • Accuquilt GO! Apple Core die cut (#55036)
  • Accuquilt 6" x 12" mat (#55112)
  • Accuquilt GO! 2-1/2-inch strip cutter (#55017)
  • Large ruler

Apple Core Throw


  1. Cut 50 apple core shapes from Fabric A.
  2. Cut 49 apple core shapes from Fabric B.
  3. Cut 5 strips (2-1/2 inches wide each) across the width of Fabric B for binding.
  4. Lay out apple core shapes for top row of qult according to quilt diagram:

    Apple Core Throw
  5. Pin and sew one apple core shape to the next apple core shape, matching center notches. Press seam toward concave curve as shown by arrow. No clipping is required:

    Apple Core Throw
  6. Continue to pin and sew apple core shapes to complete top row.
  7. Repeat for a total of 11 rows.
  8. Pin and sew rows together to form quilt.
  9. Continue to press seams toward concave curves. Curved seam construction can yield lumps where all the seams intersect. Pinwheeling the intersection of these seams can help the rows lay flatter. Press all seams toward the concave curves. Gently scrape your fingernail across the intersection to unsew the few stitches sewn in the seam allowance. Press the seam allowance centers into a pinwheel shape as shown:

    Apple Core Throw
  10. Layer batting between quilt top and backing.
  11. Pin or baste layers together.
  12. Machine quilt with an all over floral design.
  13. With large ruler mark straight lines as shown on diagram:

    Apple Core Throw
  14. Add binding, mitering corners.
  15. Trim excess edges of shapes.


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