How to Make Halloween Tic Tac Toe

How to Make Halloween Tic Tac Toe

I have a bunch of Halloween fat quarters left over from my Halloween pumpkin pillow cover so I decided to make this adorable little tic tac toe game using some of the other pieces of fabric. Of course you can make this out of any fabric the you like but I thought Halloween would be fun. This halloween tic tac toe game is a beginner quilting project. That is fun to make and fun to play. For another child’s game check out my jumbo sized tic tac toe.

I chose Moda fat quarters designed by My Sister and Me Designs called Too Cute to Spook. I purchased them at the Fatquartershop.com. It was more expensive than I usually spend but it is a large collection that I can use for a lot of things. Of course you can head to JOANN Fabric & Craft Stores, fabric.com or onlinefabricstore.net to get exactly what you need for your Halloween tic tac toe This post contains affiliate links that if you click on them and make a purchase I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

What you will Need: How to Make Halloween Tic Tac Toe

  • 1/8 yd orange fabric and black fabric for squares
  • 1/4 yd Striped fabric
  • 1/4 yd Spider Fabric
  • 1/8 yd Fabric for pocket
  • 1/4 yd fusible fleece
  • 14″ zipper
  • 10 Halloween Buttons; 5 of each type (I bought two packets)
What you will need

Step 1: Cut Your Tic Tac Toe Fabrics

  • 2 1/2″ W x WOF of Orange Cotton
  • 2 1/2″ W x WOF of Black Cotton
  • two 3″ x 6 1/2″ Striped Cotton
  • two 3″ x 11 1/2″ Striped Cotton
  • two 3″ x 11″ Cotton (inside pocket)
  • one 11″ x 11 1/4″ Spider Cotton (for back)
  • two 11″ x 11 !/4″ fusible fleece like Pellon 987F

Step 2: Create the Tic Tac Toe Board

Sew the Orange and Black strips using a 1/4″ seam allowance. Press the seam open. Cut in half. Alternate the colors and stitch them together again. Cut into 2 1/2″ wide strips. All you need is 3 strips. Alternate the strips to create a checkerboard effect. Stitch together using a 1/4″ seam allowance.

Stitch the strips
Sew the flipped strips

Step 3: Add the Border

Place the vertical borders right sides together with there checkerboard and stitch them using a 1/4″ seam allowance. Once you have added the vertical-sides add the horizontal sides stitching using a 1/4″m seam allowance. You have finished the front of your tic tac toe board.

Stitch the vertical border stips
Add the horizontal strips

Step 4: Fuse the Fleece

Fuse the fleece to the wrong side of the tic tac toe board and to the wrong side of the spider fabric that you are using for the backing of your project.

Fuse the fleece
Backing fabric with fleece

Step 5: Quilt the Front of the Board

Now that you have created your tic tac toe board quilt along the borders any way you like. As you can see, I quilted mine on the diagonal.

Quit the front

Step 6: Add the Pocket

Lay one pocket piece right side up. Place the zipper right side up on the pocket piece. lay the tic tac toe board right sides down on top of the zipper and pin. Using a zipper foot stitch through all layers. Topstitch along the zipper to secure the pocket in place. Repeat for the other side of the zipper and the spider fabric back.

Add the zipper

Add the second half of the zipper

Step 7: Stitch the Front to the back

Open the zipper at least 1/2 way. With right sides together place the front and back pieces together as shown. Stitch all the way around leaving the bottom of the pocket open.

Stitch the front to the back

Step 8: Turn Right Sides Out

Turn the board right sides out through the zipper and the opening in the inner pocket. Press.

Turn right sides out

Step 9: Stitch the Pocket Closed

Push the pocket into the board and stitch in the ditch of the border all the way around. this will close up the pocket.

Step 10: Quilt the Board

Stitch along the seams that join the tic tac toe portion of the board through all layers. Add your buttons to the game and you have finished your halloween tic tac toe. The zipper pocket is to store your buttons so don’t forget o put the in there.

Stitch in the ditch

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