9 - 6.5” squares
1 - fat quarter for backing
6 - 1.5“ x 6.5” for sashing between squares
2 - 1.5“ strips x width of rows sewn together
Scraps of low loft batting and fabric for Xs and Os
30” grow grain ribbon
Make a big nine patch block with sashing in between for game board. Sew it together, pressing as you go. Piece together a backing or use a fat quarter. Make a quilt sandwich of backing, batting and top. Quilt as much as you like. In the ditch along the binding/sashing strip edges, Xs across the diagonals of the 6.5” squares. Trim and bind this little quilt.
Make game pieces, Xs, Os or whatever you want. It could be anything. Xs and Os are easiest. Trace the letters on to freezer paper. Cut out the patterns and press on to right side of fabric. Make a quilt sandwich with pattern piece on top. Backing and batting should be slightly larger than pattern. Pin sandwich together and cut shape slightly outside your traced line. Remove paper and sew 1/2” in side each shape around entire edge. Serpentine stitch worked well and it’s enough to hold it together. Edges will be pinked.
Now you’re ready to play. The granddaughter loved this at 2-1/2 even though she didn’t really grasp the game. Just fun to pick up the pieces and place them. Older kids like it too. I made Xs and Os the first time and she always insisted on having the Xs. Happy Thanks and Giving everyone!