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DIY Huge Tic Tac Toe Beanbag Game

Jul 13, 2017 By Bev McCullough
DIY Huge Tic Tac Toe Beanbag Game

With summer here, there’s so much time for outdoor BBQs and parties! Hi, all, it’s Bev from Flamingo Toes here today and I have a super easy and fun summer game to play – indoors or outdoors! This huge tic tac toe bean bag game is a great beginner project and you can have so much fun with different fabrics and colors.

tic tac toe bean bag

I just fell in love with this cute cactus print – I thought it was a perfect summery fabric! I’ve made coordinating little X and O bean bags so you can play tic tac toe – or just use the mat as a little quilt! You could take it on a picnic to sit on and to play the game.

tic tac toe bean bag

tic tac toe bean bag

So fun right? So let’s get started!

Materials:
Cactus Print (or main fabric) – 1 1/2 yards
Border and sashing fabric – 1/2 yard
Backing – 1 1/2 yards
45 x 60 Cotton Batting
Fabric for O Beanbags – 1/2 yard
Fabric for X Beanbags – 1/2 yard
Black Fabric for X’s and O’s – 1/4 yard
Fusible Webbing

tic tac toe bean bag

Cut out your fabrics in the following measurements:
● For Main Fabric squares: Nine 12″ squares
● For sashing: six pieces 2″ x 12″, two pieces 2″ x 40″
● For border: two pieces 1 1/2″ x 40″ and two pieces 1 1/2″ x 42″
● For Beanbags: A total of 10 pieces of fabric, 5 of each print – 9″ x 5″

Sew your tic-tac-toe mat top together.

1. Sew a row of one 12″ x 12″ square, a 2″ x 12″ sashing piece, a 12″ x 12″ square, a 2″ x 12″ sashing piece and a 12″ x 12″ square. Repeat two more times for a total of three rows.

2. Sew a 2″ x 40″ piece of sashing to the top of two of the long rows and then sew the three rows together, so the sashing pieces are in the center to form the tic-tac-toe grid. Trim the extra fabric on each end to make a square.

3. Sew the 1 1/2″ x 40″ border piece to the top and bottom of the square. Trim any extra fabric. Sew the remaining border pieces to the sides of the square. Press all the seams away from the main prints.

tic tac toe bean bag

Form a quilt sandwich with your backing fabric, batting and mat top piece so the backing is facing down and the mat top is facing up. Pin the layers together. Trim the batting to the same size as the mat top.

tic tac toe bean bag

Quilt the pieces together by sewing along all the borders and sashing, working from the center out. Trim the backing fabric so it extends past the top 1/2″ all the way around.

tic tac toe bean bag

To make a binding from the backing, fold the backing over to the front of the quilt and fold the edge under 1/4″. Sew along the folded edge to bind the mat.

tic tac toe bean bag

Now you have a cute binding made from your backing fabric!

To make the bean bags, Press the fusible webbing to the back of the black fabric and cut out your x’s and o’s.

tic tac toe bean bag

Remove the paper backing and press the letters to the bean bag fabrics – 1/2″ to the right of the center of the rectangle.

tic tac toe bean bag

Fold the rectangle in half so the right sides are together. Sew around the three sides but leave an opening of about 2 1/2″ on one side. Clip the corners and turn right side out. Press.

tic tac toe bean bag

Fill the bag with beans or rice until it’s about half full.

tic tac toe bean bag

Sew around the bag about 1/8″ from the edge, on all four sides. This will sew the opening closed and give the bag a cute edging all at the same time.

tic tac toe bean bag

Repeat for all your bean bags.

tic tac toe bean bag

That’s it! Now you can head out to the yard and start playing!

tic tac toe bean bag

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