Saturday, August 20, 2016

Tic-Tac-Toe Mini Quilt Set.

Sewing items for boys has always put me at a loss.  It's hard for me to come up with new ideas, and keep a stock of cute fabric around that they would like.  My friend Reece over at Happy Okapi posted this idea a few days ago.  I thought they were so cute, and would be fun.   (Check out her blog to find out more about how she made them, and where she got that adorable pirate fabric.)

I made the one side with the scrap of Paw Patrol fabric i had left, and the other side with the StarWars for his big brother.  Now they can play tic-tac-toe, and always have their own sides.  I made a mini duffle bag and it looks pretty manly, if I do say so myself, and just the right size to keep everything together.  My daughter keeps wanting to play with it.


The squares I used were 3" to start with, using a 1/4" SA. When I finished the quilt, I found them too big, so went back and sewed inside another 1/4".  So if you plan on using the same measurements for the quilt, then you want them to finish at 2" square.   Of course you can make them any size you want.  It would be super fun with a mini charm pack.

 Reece used poly pellets, but I used rice, since I had a huge bag on hand.  You can fill them with pretty much anything you like.  You could also put a small magnet inside, and then a small cookie sheet with washi tape to make a travel board. 

For the tic-tac-toe board I made a mini quilt.   I used some of my charm pack I had laying around.  I cut each 5" piece into 2.5" squares.  I sewed on 1/2" of black fabric to the right hand side of the first two squares in each row (I chain pieced them).  I then sewed on the last square in each row.  With all three rows nicely pressed, I sewed two 1/2" pieces down the middles.  I used some double sided fusible interfacing, black fabric on the back, and black binding.  

The bag is just a simple zipper pouch, that I boxed the corners on, and added some straps made out of webbing.  I nice bright lining makes it easy to find everything.

Both the Paw Patrol and Star Wars fabric were purchased from Funky Monkey Fabrics


  1. I'm so glad I was able to inspire you. Your set is awesome! I love that you did a mini quilt for the board. I thought of doing that for a travel version as well.

    1. Thanks, I thought the one you made would tricky to wrap up ahahah.