X’s and O’s Quilt Block – Easy Quilting Tutorials

There is a printed version of this free quilt pattern available for $2.00 over on the shop

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  • Judyshafer

    Love it . Thanks for the pattern.

    • Sarah

      You are very welcome!

  • Merlie

    Thank you.  I want to make this as my next project and this will be so helpful.

    • Sarah

      you will love it!  So fun, fast and easy!

  • Deborah Werner

    Really like the new layout for your amazing tutorials.  As always, Jenny makes me smile and want to dive right into a new project. Also love that we can print out the tutorial – and it looks printer friendly. Thank you!

    • Sarah

      Thank you Deborah!  SO glad to hear you like them!

  • Lisa T.

     
    Hi Missouri Star Quilt Company,
    I LOVE the tutorials!!!! I am a soon to be great grandma, and the X’s & O’s pattern looks sooooo easy.Will try it for my newest edition. Jenny, I enjoy watching you. You make the process look so easy. I have gained a lot of confidence to try something new just from watching your videos Thanks again, as my coffee mug says “ SEW happy to be quilting”, and I am. Be Blessed.

    • Sarah

      Thank you Lisa.  Congratulations on the newest baby in the family!  Being a grandma is GREAT!  :)  Have a great week!

  • Jennifer

    Beautiful quilt and your instructions are so easy to follow.

    • Sarah

      Thank you!

  • Peggy

    Thanks for sharing the free quilt pattern as well!  Love your tutorials!

    • Sarah

      You are very welcome.  Glad you like them.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jacqueline-Granados-Monroy/100000170162232 Jacqueline Granados Monroy

    Beautiful quilt, Love your Tutorials, Thank You !!!!!!

  • poppytree

    Love it – simple to do and looks so effective – thank you for these great tutorials

    • Sarah

      You are very welcome!

  • Sandyphill

    love all your tutorials, I have made so many quilts with your help. Thank you so much.I just finished a very red quilt for my g/daughter’s 21st and she loved it.thank you again love watching .

    • Sarah

      Thank you!  So glad you like them!

  • Mcei

    Just great!!!!!!

  • Art_930

    You make this seem so easy!  Thanks for giving me the confidence to try it.

  • Nina

    Great for a wonderful baby gift! You are right, so easy!!! Thank you, Nina

  • Jo

    Brilliant! Thank you.

  • Pilgrimquilt1

    Love all the videos.  I am addicted.  Would like to see Flip Flop ruler tutorial.

    • Sarah

      Great idea!  Thanks, we’ll see if we can make that happen!

  • Guest

    Couple of questions (lovely quilts by the way and thanks for the tutorial, that looks easy enough even for me) first – I’m not using a charm pack and only have so many prints.
    Is there a rule of thumb on how many different prints used, will either make or break the look of the quilt?  Second, I notice that is not an ironing board you used – it lays on your table right?  Did you make that and if so is there also a tutorial for it?

    Thanks again!

    • Guyrebecca

      They have a tutorial for the ironing board. Just search for ironing board on MSQC. I made mine a few weeks ago and it has changed my life! I need to tell Jenny and the gals, too.

    • Anonymous

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      Hi Christi, I fabric line usually has from 20 to 40 different fabrics in it.  But I have seen this pattern done with 4 different fabrics.
      It is a different look but beautiful still the same.  I just love
      that scrappy look.  Also on the ironing board, I did make it and here is a link for the tutorial…..http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uGVYK-VeNs [1]I hope this helps!

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      Have a great day!
      Jenny Doan
      info@missouriquiltco.com

      (888) 571-1122
      http://www.MissouriQuiltCo.com

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  • Emesse

    Great, it seems to be soeasy , and the result is so cute. Thanks a lot

    • Sarah

      Yes!  You will love it!

  • Nancy

    Hi, What is the fabric shown in the beginning of this tutorial in the quilt on the wall…the blue/green/spring floral???  Do you have it?
    Thx

    • Sarah

      It is called Wild Flowers IV from Moda, but has been sold out for a while. They are coming out with a new fabric very similar though.  So keep your eye out!

  • Grammak02

    Love this and all your videos!!! I keep checking back to see if there are any new ones, and hadn’t seen this one yet. Your presentations always make it look so fun and easy to do!

    • Sarah

      Thanks!  It is a fun tutorial and so easy!! 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sarah-Holloway/1105024477 Sarah Holloway

    All of your tutorials are great.  I just finished a jelly roll quilt for my daughter.  I hadn’t heard of the idea until I saw your video.

    • Sarah

      Awesome!  i bet she’s thrilled!

  • Janette Marie

     Thank you for sharing, it’s such fun to see how the pattern developes.

    • Sarah

      Isn’t it a blast!  You’ll love putting it all together!

  • Ginbart1954

    Jenny question, as I was watching you I noticed you don’t cover the part your saving.  How can I say this.  Where you cut the corners off you put your ruler on the part you were throwing away.  I was always told to put the ruler on the block I was going to save.  Does it make a difference?    

    • Anonymous

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      Hi, I don’t think it matters, but it is a good rule of thumb to follow.  I am left handed so I just do things backward sometimes!
      Have a great day!
      Jenny Doan
      info@missouriquiltco.com

      (888) 571-1122
      http://www.MissouriQuiltCo.com

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      • Ginbart1954

        I’m left handed to and when I watch you it looks like your using your right hand and so I talk to myself and say ok now turn around and do it like Jenny did. 

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          ## Jenny Doan replied, on May 13 @ 4:18am (UTC):

          That is great!
          Have a great day!
          Jenny Doan
          info@missouriquiltco.com

          (888) 571-1122
          http://www.MissouriQuiltCo.com

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          I’m left handed to and when I watch you it looks like your using your right hand and so I talk to myself and say ok now turn around and do it like Jenny did.

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          • Deelish10

            I am a ‘lefty’ also and find watching your videos ‘normal’ and refreshing that some equipment isnt just for righty ones only!  Thanks!!

  • Bs433

    I have enjoyed watching her Quilt on her Janome Machine. now I think I can give it a try.

    • Sarah

      Yay!!  you can do it!!  :)

  • Bridgetfrancismoore

    Thank you so much for taking the “mystery” out of quilting with your tutorials!   I have wanted to make a quilt for a long time but didn’t have the confidence until I viewed your website…… thanks again!

    • Sarah

      Such a sweet comment!  SO glad that you have solved the mystery!!  :)  Please, let us know if we can help you with anything!  Have a wonderful weekend!

  • Jo

    Made a lovely baby size quilt Sunday in mainly blue/green solids and snow. Added coordinating borders.  Adorable. Easy as pie. Thanks, Jenny.

    • Sarah

      Awesome!  great to hear!!

  • Trudy verhoeven

    Bello,

    Herewith I want to let you know that I am too addicties to tour tutorials. I look forward to the next ones.

    Merkje The Netherlands

  • Kytttaml

    hi!! i love te tutorial you have, and how you explain everything is just great!! i’ve learned so much from you! i have just bought the x-block template and i wish you can show how to use it because im having some problems with it, thanks!!

    • Anonymous

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      ## Jenny Doan replied, on May 24 @ 3:33am (UTC):

      Thanks for your kind words! I will have to check out the X block…. Have a great day!
      Jenny Doan
      info@missouriquiltco.com

      (888) 571-1122
      http://www.MissouriQuiltCo.com

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  • Rajyalakshmi

    the tutorial is great! till recently i did not know much about quilting..now i started  to quilt all by myself.thanks to you.i adore you a lot.you are such a darling!!!

  • Beverlyhayes11

    Hi Jenny and Sarah,

    I loved the X’and O’s quilt that you made – you make it look so easy! Please could you advise what fabric line you used for the finished quilt you showed? It was so colourful and pretty!

    • Sarah

      The fabric line we used was called Wildflowers IV from Moda.  It is lovely, isn’t it!?!

  • Salliejean

    Love it, I have  several charm packs I didn’t know what I wanted to do with them and now I know.  Thanks so much.

  • Deelish10

    had some 5″ charms and what to do? I made this quilt then I decided to sew up and cut 1″strips of the over 1000 4″ squares for scrappy band and am working on scrappy border with more.   So many ideas on your site,  I forgot about the squares in my stash!  Working to use some up. lol  Any more scrappy ideas for lots and lots of 4″ squares?

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      ## Jenny Doan replied, on Jun 1 @ 4:23am (UTC):

      Dear Deelish, Remember all my tutorials are based on a square so any size square will work….Just put those 4 inchers into any of the charm tutorials and I am so glad you are enjoying them!

      Have a great day!
      Jenny Doan
      info@missouriquiltco.com

      (888) 571-1122
      http://www.MissouriQuiltCo.com

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  • Lynn

    This is amazing! I tried two ideas already……thank you so much.

  • Drsewnsew7

    Your tutorials are wonderful and a real time saver.  I’ve learned so much about quilting and the “intimidation factor” has been removed by watching and following your instructions. You all are a joy to watch!  Any plans for a tutorial on bargello quilting, perhaps using jellyrolls?

    • Sarah

      yes!!!  Bargello is on our list!!

  • Debbie

    I absolutely love your tutorials.  My husband & I went to Lancaster, PA this past weekend & in one of the quilt shops there was an absolutely goreous Cathedral Window quilt on a bed on display.  My husband remarked the it was beautiful & he thought I could make it for our bed at home.  I laughted and said not in a million years could I do something that intricate.  I went on your website & found a tutorial.  It is so easy I can’t believe it.  I started making one for our bed.  Thank you for your wonderful tutorials. I love them. 

    • Sarah

      Wow!  That is awesome to hear!!  I can’t wait to see your finished quilt top!

  • http://wonkygirlquilts.blogspot.com/ Deb in AZ

    Great tut! Last night I shopped your shop for FQ’s to make this quilt. Need a quick cute baby quilt by next week. Thanks for all your tutorials like this.  I’ve been quilting for many years but these tuts are still helpfull and most of all fun! Please keep adding :)

  • Becky

    You’re tutorials are great!  I can’t wait to put some of the things I’ve learned to use.  I was wondering though is there a quick trick to cutting strips?  Whether it be for binding or borders I thought I saw a tutorial  somewhere but can’t remember where and ya’ll have so many neat tips and tricks that I thought I would get your input on this.

    Thank you~ 

    • Anonymous

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      ## Jenny Doan replied, on Jun 13 @ 6:56pm (UTC):

      Hi Becky, When ever I need to cut strips I fold my fabric in half width wise so that I have less distance for the ruler to slip and I cut 4 layers at once.
      Have a great day!
      Jenny Doan
      info@missouriquiltco.com

      (888) 571-1122
      http://www.MissouriQuiltCo.com

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  • Johannadrewett

    Iiam Johanna from Queensland and have been looking at your workshop wow!!!!!!thank you so much.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ginger.monaghan Ginger Monaghan

    there is a wonderful tutorial for a quilt called Serendipity.  i would love to make that quilt but with 10 1/2 in blocks.  if I did that, how big would the “corner” blocks need to be?
    Love your tutorials, I have learned so much, thank you 

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      ## Jenny Doan replied, on Jun 14 @ 3:27pm (UTC):

      Hi Ginger, The corner block really can be any size you want it to be. What it does it determine the size of the X. So I would try 6 inches and see what it looks like. I hope this helps.
      Have a great day!
      Jenny Doan
      info@missouriquiltco.com

      (888) 571-1122
      http://www.MissouriQuiltCo.com

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  • ChristiParker08

    Turns out you were right!
    I didn’t need a real charm pack to do this project :)
     
    I started last week and finished Friday,
    using your x’s and o’s technique and adding a strippy border and some flare to the backside too! This was FUN…
    I blogged my quilt’s progress from beginning to end and also placed a link to your
    video tutorial so others can try it for themselves.
    If you’d like to have a look at what you helped me to have the confidence to accomplish, here is the link to my blog;
    http://momentaryfancy.blogspot.com/p/projects.html
    Thanks very much once again for the tutorial

    • Sarah

      Cute-cute-cute!! LOVE the blog, and your quilt is amazing!!  Thanks so much for sharing it with us!

  • Ursulamkelly

    Absolutely fantastic tutorials, I’ve been looking at them for months.  I’m now trying to source the charm packs etc., as I live in the West of Ireland and finding it hard to get stuff.  I am going to try to make  the  X and O quilt if I can get supplies.
    Thank you for sharing – you are all amazing 

  • sew delight

    Thanks to Missouri Star’s tutorial I can’t look at a quilt block without thinking, can I do that with strips.

    • Sarah

      Awesome!!

  • Blenndioces

    awesome…thank you  so much Jenny! You really inspired to start quilting.  How I l love your tutorial style…I need to buy all those supplies for the X’s and O’s quilt block.. I wish my finished block looks as great as yours. thanks again and more power!

    • Sarah

      Thank you!!  You will love that quilt! It goes together so well!  Such a beautiful quilt!!  Good luck to you!

  • Nilda

    WHAT OTHER DOWNLOADED FREE PATTERNS DO YOU HAVE? NILDA, janil95@hotmail.com

  • Fiestahunter1

    Really good ! I am a beginner and now cannot wait to go and buy some Jelly rolls and try this !

  • ilaria

    Hello :) I was wondering if anyone could tell me what the colour of the solid charm pack used in this quilt is called?

  • Sonya Federman

    Your tutorials are so great. They are clear and concise and so easy to follow.  Thank you so much.
    Sonya Federman

    • Sarah

      Thank you!  Glad to hear. Have a great day!

  • Maureen mclaughlin

     I absolutely love these your Blogs. Thank you very much and hope you have time to do more.
    Maureen
    Edinburgh
    Scotland

  • Shirley Ward

    I just love your website.  All of the great tips you give and the tutorials that you share  has made quilting so exciting for  me.  I feel that  I am such an antique when I see how simple and fun your tips are.  Please keep sharing your ideas and keep the rest of the  quilters excited.

    • Sarah

      So glad you like what we are doing!!  We plan on making more and more!!  Have a great day!

  • iris

    I was able to see the tutorials before. TODAY I can not. Is there something that has changed since two weeks ago? I love your tutorials and miss them. 

    • Natalie

      Hi Iris,
      We are glad to hear that you enjoy the tutorials.  The best way to see them is though our youtube channel, here is a link: http://www.youtube.com/user/MissouriQuiltCo
      Have fun!

  • Karrie Pennington

    This site has great tutorials by experts. Funu

    • Natalie

      Hi Karrie, 
      Thanks and we are glad that you liked them. 

  • ute schweighöfer

    Hi Jenny,
    I am Ute from Germany, Cuxhaven.I learned to make a baby quilt and a table runner.Thanks for your tutorials.Now it is so easy for me .For 20 years my sewing machine was in the cellar.
    With the best wishes Ute

    • Natalie

      Hi Ute,
      We are so happy to hear that you are enjoying your sewing machine again! Have fun with all the new projects! We would love to see pictures if you want to send them!

  • Drcr4kings

    I love your tutorials! Helped me to see that I could do it too. I’m one who does better with seeing it instead of reading instructions. Thank you for making the videos and I hope you keep doing more. One on how to cut the boarders for the x and o quilt would be so cool. I’m having trouble understanding the instructions.

    • Natalie

      Hi,
      Your welcome. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the tutorials. We are working on printed instructions for the X and O quilts. Thanks have a great day!

  • Wmaskell

    I am a new quilter and live in Australia and I just love all your Tutorials and have learnt so much.  A BIG thank you.

    • Natalie

      Hi, 
      We are so glad you found us. If you have any questions feel free to ask.

  • Tricia

    I really like the X’s and O’s quilt, seems easy!! Was wondering, can it be made into a queen size quilt, if so how big should the blocks be and how many rows? 

  • Franchislett

    I love this quilt and after watching your tutorial I tried it. I am a new quilter and your tutorials are the best!

    • Sarah

      Good job!! We love to see your projects!!!  Thanks for sharing! 

  • Kay BO-9

    What do you use for your light material for your background. What brand and do you use white or an off white?

  • Valerie D.

    I made the X’s & O’s quilt following your directions. Then I added two borders and using the cut-off I made quarter square triangles and attached them to the outer border. The top is now complete and it came together very quickly.

  • Valerie D

    I followed the tutorial and had great success. I added two borders and then used the off-cuts to make triangle quarter squares that were then added to the outside border. This came together very quickly. Thank you for the tutorial.

  • Valerie D

    Here’s the photo of the finished product.

    • JackieMSQC

      Gorgeous, Valerie!!!! Such a fun border- great job!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/debbie.lockmankimberlin Debbie Lockman-Kimberlin

    What can I say but you all are the best. I sent in an x’s and o’s quilt that I had finished to have the backing, batting and quilting to be completed on it. I had planned on doing the binding, but to my wonderful surprise, my quilt was placed on “jennys” chair and she thought she was suppose to bind it. Well she did and it absolutely was a wonderful surprise. Imagine when I called them they to thank them they wanted to make sure I was “ok” with them doing the binding. I of course said not a problem, who wouldn’t . Love love love this site, store tutorials oh heck I love everything about Missouri Star Quilt Company. Thanks again and another quilt top will be on its way so feel free to bind it “Jenny”. Ok just kidding. Hugs to you all

    • JackieMSQC

      Debbie!! We are so glad you are happy with it! We all thought it turned out beautiful!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/debbie.lockmankimberlin Debbie Lockman-Kimberlin

    What can I say but you all are the best. I sent in an x’s and o’s quilt that I had finished to have the backing, batting and quilting to be completed on it. I had planned on doing the binding, but to my wonderful surprise, my quilt was placed on “jennys” chair and she thought she was suppose to bind it. Well she did and it absolutely was a wonderful surprise. Imagine when I called them they to thank them they wanted to make sure I was “ok” with them doing the binding. I of course said not a problem, who wouldn’t . Love love love this site, store tutorials oh heck I love everything about Missouri Star Quilt Company. Thanks again and another quilt top will be on its way so feel free to bind it “Jenny”. Ok just kidding. Hugs to you all

  • Alyona

    спасибо за Ваши мастер-классы!!

  • Samantha, UK

    Hi Jenny, thank you so much for your carm & easy to understand tutorials! I have my first charm pack and going to make my first quilt using the X & Os pattern. Can I ask a quick question, how do you get the pretty stitch over the top of the quilt? Should this be done before or after you bind? I would bring it in to you but I’m in the UK! Thanks, Sam

  • carol

    Please don’t let all of those people out there looking to make money take you away from teaching so many for free…you are awesome…so many that would never even attenpt quilting do because of you…you are my hero…!!! Its sad to see so many starting to go to classes only, I have done so many things that I would never have tried if not for utube.

  • Kristie

    Thank you so much for all of your wonderful tutorials! I have always wanted to learn how to sew & quilt, but always thought it was way too hard.

  • Kayley

    Thanks! This was great!