Sew a Tic Tac Toe Game

by Jennifer Jangles January 16, 2015 7 Comments


This fun project is already in use at our house. It's on the coffee table and a quick game of tic tac toe can be played at any minute.

Here's how to sew this one up just in time for a Valentines gift for your sweetie.


First, I made the game board and to do this, I basically made a mini quilt. Sew up a nine patch quilt block using 3 1/2" squares. Make a quilt sandwich with batting and backing and quilt it.

I chose to quilt mine in a sort of a "off to the sides back and forth stitch in the ditch" method. I'm not one for straight lines but I wanted to keep it looking like a tic tac toe board.

Add some binding and you're finished with the board.

You need five of each game piece to make sure you have enough if there isn't a winner right away. You can find printable pattern pieces here for the heart and circle. I even included a 3 1/2" block just in case you're new to quilting and don't have a ruler.

Cut five sets of hearts and five sets of circles. Sew around the outside using a 1/4" seam. The bags can be filled with fiberfill or sand. I chose to use sand to have some weight.


I keep a bag of sand in my studio with a little funnel for projects just like these.


Once they are filled up hand stitch the opening closed. Don't be tempted to do this on your machine, sand will fall out and it won't be good for it. I stitched around the bag a second time as well.


 Add a button to the center of the circles and you are ready to play!



Hope you had fun!








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7 Responses

Libby
Libby

February 22, 2016

Thanks for sharing the tic tac toe project……. My little grandaughter just loves it. It’s been great therapy for her. (it has built up her self esteem) and she’s has really gotten very good at it. Thank you so much again.

Betty
Betty

January 31, 2016

What a great little gift to make, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Thanks.

Patti
Patti

January 29, 2016

My mom used to do a lot of quilting. My sister and my daughter love to quilt also. I have never made one and am excited to use this as my first. I now care for my mom with dementia. And this will be a beautiful, fun easy game to play with her. I may even make some to donate to local memory care facilities.Thank you for such a great idea!

Rhonda Desgranges
Rhonda Desgranges

December 27, 2015

This would be perfect for my sister. She is blind. She loves to play games, and the tactile shapes are perfect. Thanks so much for sharing with us!

Valerie
Valerie

December 27, 2015

Hi Jennifer, thank you so much for sharing tac toe, I am on holiday in Vancouver at present but too soon to be travelling back to the Uk, where I will have to settle down once again, my 1st project, tac toe , Happy New Year from the UK x

Sue
Sue

December 23, 2015

Hi Jennifer:
Love your tic tac toe project. Thanks for sharing.
Merry Christmas and a Happy Healthy New Year!
Sue in Canada

Cricket
Cricket

December 22, 2015

It’s really cute. I am going to make it for my grandkids. Thanks
My first quilt experience.

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