Project Apple Core Quilt

By Kelly Laws

Skill Level: Beginner  

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This gorgeous spring quilt uses the delicious twist of an apple core pattern to add a whimsical touch to traditional quilting fabrics. This quilt can be made using a die cutter and a serger to bind, making it a quick quilt to put together! Download printable instructions.

Materials:

  • 1 Spools Maxi-Lock serger thread
  • 2 Spools decorative serger thread in contrasting colors
  • All-purpose thread to match fabrics
  • Monofilament or matching color of quilting thread
  • Quilt basting spray adhesive or safety pins
  • 1/4 yard of green solid cotton
  • 1/4 yard of green cotton with a muted print
  • 1/4 yard of green with a large floral print
  • 1/4 yard of green with a small floral print
  • 1 yard green fabric for backing
  • 1 yard batting

Tools:

  • Baby Lock Sewing Machine
  • Baby Lock Evolution serger
  • Accuquilt Go! Die cutting system
  • Apple core die #55036

Steps:

  1. Cut 35 Apple core shapes using the Accuquilt Go! Die cutter and the apple core die.

    1. Cut 8 shapes from the large floral print, cut 9 shapes from the small floral print, cut 6 shapes from the solid cotton and 12 shapes from the muted cotton.

  2. Layout the apple core shapes for the quilt rows.

  3. Thread the machine with all purpose thread, select the piecing stitch and attach a quarter inch foot.

  4. Pin and sew one apple core shape to the next apple core shape, matching the center notches. Press the seam towards the curve.

  5. Continue to pin and sew apple core shapes to complete each row.

  6. Once you have pieced 7 rows, pin and sew the rows together to form the quilt top.

  7. Press the pieced top.

  8. Layer the batting, backing and quilted top piece. Make sure the backing fabric is 2” larger than the finished top.

  9. Secure the layers for quilting using Quilter’s Basting Spray or safety pins.

  10. Thread the machine with monofilament thread in the bobbin and needle

  11. Attach the free-motion foot and drop the feed dogs (see machine instruction manual for assistance).

  12. Stipple the entire surface of the quilt, or stitch-in-theditch along the edges of the apple shapes.

  13. Once the quilting is finished, trim off the excess fabric.

  14. To bind the edge of the quilt, thread the serger for the Baby Lock exclusive wave stitch. Using contrasting decorative threads in the lower loopers.

  15. Serge around the edges of the quilt following the curve of the apple shapes.

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