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Welp! I was supposed to be working on some new projects with the ScanNCut Machine with a few of my favorites at Brother, but weather, flights cancellations and delays had other plans.  Domino effect is real.  Boo.  

So instead, I’ll share my new favorite with you all: this magnetic quilted tic-tac-toe board!  I know, just about every new project becomes my new favorite.  Either I just change my mind a lot, or it’s like my own “good job!” pat on the back.  Oh well.  I digress. 

But really.  I love this thing. 

This project combines a few different materials being cut on the ScanNCut machine.  It’s a great beginner quilting project to tackle as well!  Not a ton of piecing — and the ScanNCut marks your seam allowances for you anyway!  Let’s jump right in. 


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MATERIALS

ScanNCut Machine

Standard Mat and Fabric Support Sheet

Pen holder and fabric pen

Standard Blade and Carriage

Quilting Cotton

Poly Felt

Quilt Batting

9 Magnets – I used 1/2″ x 1/16″

9-10 Magnets – I used 1/4″ x 1/16″

Sewing machine and thread

Iron-On Adhesive

Pattern Download — at the end of this post!

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1. Begin by prepping your materials.  Place your Fabric Support Sheet on the Standard Mat.  Trim your fabrics down to a size that fits on the mat. The Fabric Support Sheet goes onto the mat, glossy side down.  Remove the protective blue sheet when you are ready to use.

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2. We will begin by marking seam allowances. 

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3. Place fabrics on the mat.  Background scan to see exactly where the fabrics are placed.

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4. Arrange the tic-tac-toe squares on the screen, using the background scan image as your guide. 

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5. Begin first by marking seam allowances.  Next, cut out your fabrics.  

MY SETTINGS

// blade depth: 3.5

// blade pressure: 5

// blade speed: 1

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6. Continue with the perimeter fabric pieces of the board. 

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7. Begin piecing your quilt.  Start with the tic-tac-toe grid.  Piece in strips, 3 across.  Then sew the strips together.  You can either press seams to the side or open. 

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8. When you’ve finished piecing the top, we will attach the magnets that we will pocket inside. 

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9. Cut a piece of quilt batting the size of your tic-tac-toe grid.  Measure a grid matching your quilted grid. 

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10. Using scrap quilting cotton, iron the Iron-on Adhesive to one side.  Cut out the magnet squares from the pattern download. 

I used the Standard mat with the Iron-On Adhesive down.  I used the same settings as the settings used for the quilting cotton. 

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11. Place the magnets in the center of each tile. 

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12. Iron the magnet squares over the top of each magnet to hold in place. 

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13. Place the magnet grid batting-side up under your quilt.  Place another, larger piece of batting under it.  Complete the quilt sandwich with a large piece of quilting cotton at the bottom. 

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14. Quilt the sandwich using your sewing machine.  If you have a walking foot — use it! :)

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15. Now we will cut out our playing pieces from stiff poly felt.  

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16. Place the felt on your Standard Mat with the Fabric Support sheet in place. (Remember, if you have a lot of fuzzies and frays, use an alcohol-free and scent-free baby wipe to remove it and clean your mat.)

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17. Background scan your felt and place the pattern pieces on the felt. 

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18. Change your settings and sit back and let your ScanNCut do the work. ;) 

CUT SETTINGS

// blade depth: 8

// blade pressure: 9

// blade speed: 1

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19. Sandwich a small magnet between the two layers and sew the perimeter. 

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20. Next, take the circular template and cut from a piece of cardstock or large paper.  Measure and mark center on your quilt and mark the circular perimeter using the template.  Cut and discard scraps. 

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21. Now we’ll add the binding!

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22. Bias tape is a great way to bind curved edges! You can see in more detail how to bind using bias tape here

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23.  Attach a large hair elastic at the edge.  To roll game, fold in two sides and roll towards the elastic.  Use the elastic to keep game rolled up. 

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Go play tic-tac-toe!  Harlow is enamored with the game — she’s still learning, but her favorite thing to do is block my pieces.  She’s also super fair, and we take turns winning. ;)

Hope you are enjoying summer travels — and having better travel luck than I had yesterday!  This tic-tac-toe board makes the perfect game to bring along!

xo
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