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Four Color Apple Core Throw

By: Accuquilt
Four Color Apple Core Throw

The Four Color Apple Core Throw from Accuquilt is a simple and stylish easy lap quilt pattern. Out of all the quilt patterns to sew, this throw is one of the quickest with minimalist piecework and a classic geometric pattern.

Project TypeMake a Project

Quilt Size51.5 inches wide x 51.5 inches long

Time to CompleteWeekend project

Primary TechniquePieced



  • 1-1/2 yards Fabric A (gray)
  • 2 yards Fabric B (light blue)(includes binding)
  • 1-1/8 yards Fabric C (white)
  • 1-1/8 yards Fabric D (dark blue)
  • Accuquilt die cutting machine
  • Accuquilt Apple Core die cut (#50068)
  • Accuquilt Apple Core die cut (#50040)
  • Batting - 51.5 x 51.5 inches
  • Coordinating thread
  • Fabric for backing (about 54 x 54 inches)


  1. Cut 36 Apple Core shapes from Fabric A and 36 Apple Core shapes from Fabric B.
  2. Cut 30 Apple Core shapes from Fabric C and 30 Apple Core shapes from Fabric D.
  3. Cut 250 inches of 2.5-inch-wide bias binding strips from Fabric B.
  4. Layout apple core shapes for top row of quilt according to quilt diagram and color photo:

    Four Color Apple Core Throw
  5. Pin and sew one apple core shape to the next apple core shape, matching center notches. Press seam toward curve as shown by arrow:

    Four Color 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. 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 the seams toward the concave curves. Gently scrape your fingernail across the intersection to unsew the few stitches sewn in the seam allowance.

    Four Color Apple Core Throw
  9. Layer quilt top, batting, and backing. Quilt as desired. Model was machine quilted with an overall curly floral design.
  10. Bind with bias binding following curves of apple core shapes and mitering corners.


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I love this quilt and I want to make it.....what if you don't have a die cutting machine? you could give us the length at least so we could cut our own template.


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