Magnetic Quilted Tic-Tac-Toe Board


• Brother ScanNCut Machine
• Brother Standard Mat (model CAMATF12) and Fabric Support Sheet (model CASTBL2)
• Brother Pen Holder (model CAPENHL1) and Fabric Pen (model CAPEN2)
• Brother Standard Blade (model CABLDP1) and Carriage (model CAHLP1)
• Iron-on Fabric Appliqué sheet (CASTBL1)
• Quilting Cotton Poly Felt
• Quilt Batting
• 9-10 magnets (I used 1/4” x 1/16”)
• Pieces: 1.5” in diameter for both “O”s and “X”s
• Board squares: 2.8” each
• Curved corner: 8.5” x 8.5”
• Rectangle: 5” x 7”
• Triangles: 5.58” x 5.58”
• Brother Sewing Machine
• Thread
(Be sure to check out the Iron-On Adhesive Patterns at the end of this project!)

Step 1.
Begin by prepping your materials. Trim your fabrics down to a size that fits on the mat. Place the Fabric Support Sheet onto the mat (glossy side down). Remove the protective blue sheet when you are ready to use. (See Figure #1)


Figure #1

Step 2.
Begin by marking seam allowances. (See Figure #2)


Figure #2

Step 3.

Place fabrics on the mat. Use the “Background Scan” function to see exactly where the fabrics are placed. (See Figure #3)


Figure #3

Step 4.
Arrange the tic-tac-toe squares on the screen, using the “Background Scan” image as your guide. (See Figure #4)


Figure #4

Step 5.
Begin first by marking seam allowances. Next, cut out your fabrics. (See Figure #5)


Figure #5

My Settings:
• Blade depth: 3.5
• Blade pressure: 5
• Blade speed: 1

Step 6.
Continue with the perimeter fabric pieces of the board. (See Figure #6)


Figure #6

Step 7.
Begin piecing your quilt. Start with the tic-tac-toe grid by piecing in strips (three across). Then sew the strips together. You can either press seams to the side or make open. (See Figure #7)


Figure #7

Step 8.
When you’ve finished piecing the top, attach the magnets that you will pocket inside. (See Figure #8)


Figure #8

Step 9.
Cut a piece of quilt batting that is the same size as your tic-tac-toe grid. Measure a grid matching your quilted grid. (See Figure #9)


Figure #9

Step 10.
Using scrap quilting cotton, iron the Iron-on Adhesive to one side. Cut out the magnet squares from the pattern download. (Use the Standard Mat with the Iron-On Adhesive placed down. You can use the same settings that were used for the quilting cotton.) (See Figure #10)


Figure #10

Step 11.
Place the magnets in the center of each tile. (See Figure #11)


Figure #11

Step 12.
Iron the magnet squares over the top of each magnet to hold in place. (See Figure #12)


Figure #12

Step 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. (See Figure #13)


Figure #13

Step 14.
Quilt the sandwich using your Brother sewing machine. (If you have a Walking Foot, use it!) (See Figure #14)


Figure #14

Step 15.
Now cut out your playing pieces from stiff poly felt. (See Figure #15)


Figure #15

Step 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 them to clean your mat. (See Figure #16)


Figure #16

Step 17.
Use “Background Scan” for scanning your felt and then place the pattern pieces on it. (See Figure #17)


Figure #17

Step 18.
Change your settings, sit back, and let your ScanNCut do the work! (See Figure #18) In “Cut” Settings, set the following parameters:
• Blade Depth: “8”
• Blade Pressure: “’9”
• Blade Speed: “1”


Figure #18

Step 19.
Sandwich a small magnet between the two layers and sew the perimeter. (See Figure #19)


Figure #19

Step 20.
Next, take the circular template and cut from a piece of cardstock or large paper. Using the template, measure and mark the centre on your quilt and also mark the circular perimeter. Cut and discard scraps. (See Figure #20)


Figure #20

Step 21.
Now it’s time to add the binding. (See Figure #21)


Figure #21

Step 22.
Bias tape is a great way to bind curved edges. See how to bind using bias tape here. (See Figure #22)


Figure #22

Step 23.
Sandwich a small magnet between the two layers and sew the perimeter. (See Figure #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 your game rolled up.


Figure #23

Ready? Set? Go! Enjoy a great game of tic-tac-toe on your awesome, quilted tic-tac-toe board.


Figure #24

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