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Easy Math Throw

Use bright prints and simple squares to create a plus sign design with kid appeal. Pieced plus signs within the blocks and a multicolor border add interest. Fabrics are from Topsy Turvy collection by Karen DuMont of Karie Patch Designs and the Toscana collection by Deborah Edwards, both for Northcott.



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Inspired by Grand Total from designer Pat Bravo of Art Gallery Fabrics

Quilt tester: Laura Boehnke



To get the look of this quilt, refer to fabrics listed in parentheses when choosing light, medium, and dark prints.


•    3—1⁄8-yard pieces assorted light, medium, and dark prints for plus sign (yellow print, blue swirl print, and green dot print)

•    7—1⁄4-yard pieces assorted light, medium, and dark prints for plus sign (multicolor geometric print, white floral, dark blue floral, light blue floral, orange print, green floral, and white stripe)

•    7—9×21" pieces (fat eighths) assorted mottled prints for border, background, and plus sign (red, dark orange, light orange, yellow, green, light blue, and dark blue)

•    11⁄4 yard mottled yellow print (background)

•    1⁄2 yard binding fabric

•    31⁄2 yards backing fabric

•    61" square batting


Finished quilt: 53" square

Finished blocks: 2-1⁄2" square


Yardages and cutting instructions are based on 42" of usable fabric width.

Measurements include 1⁄4" seam allowances. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.