4 Patch Quilt + X’s and O’s = AWESOME QUILT


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  • Mary

    I want to make this quilt (4 patch with X’s and O’s) into a queen size quilt. Would you recommend using charm packs or a jelly roll, and how many of each? My mom loves cardinals so I was thinking of using the Wintersong line fabrics. Thanks for all your great tutorials!

    • Patrob

      I think she means the charm packs – the jelly rolls are usually 2.5 inch wide strips. I don’t think the strips would work well on this pattern. Love the pattern – going to try it out myself.

      • lisal

        If you use jelly roll strips, just cut each strip into 5 inch lengths and follow jenny right along to the end. Voila! Easy peazy!

  • Fran

    This quilt will be excellent to use all those 2-1/2″ scrapes of material. Thanks for sharing this tip.

  • Tina

    Love this, another great quilt! Are you thinking of making a pdf for this pattern, I’m a new quilter and need all the instructions I can get. Thank you for all you do to help us tap into our creativity.

  • Angie

    can you please tell me how to make your scrappy 4 patch out of a jelly roll as you said in this tutorials that it takes one jelly roll? I can make the charm pack 4 patch.

  • rohana

    your tutorial is awesome and we love it very much…

    • Jackie MSQC

      Thank you!!!

  • Brenda

    When you are making the 4 patch + the X’s and O’s block, with your back background piece being 4 1/2 would the corners for the X part be half of the 4 1/2 block are 2

  • Paula

    Can you do a scrappy 4 patch with jelly roll strips the easy way like you do with charm squares? B.T.W. LOVE this pattern, great job!

    • rae

      Hi Jenny,
      Ever since you taught me how to make an ironing board….one of my favorite tools! I love your way of doing
      quilts….EASY….I tell EVERYONE about you! Love ya kiddo…RAE

      • MSQC shop

        Aww, thank you Rae!! So glad you enjoy the tutorials!!

        • PatRob

          Me, too, love the ironing board, too. Love the tutorials, also. I also have you subscribed on YouTube!

  • Wendy

    Hi Jenny!
    ? For you – how many charm packs are needed to make this
    Quilt? You noted you used 1 jelly roll $ yardage???

  • wonkygirl

    Love your ideas for pre-cuts, this quilt is one I will make soon.
    Most mornings I enjoy watching one of your tut’s while sipping a cup of coffee. Your spirit is always upbeat and friendly it is a good way to start my day 😉

    • JackieMSQC

      Thank you! This quilt is a fun one- enjoy!!!

  • julie

    what a great inspiration!! love your tutorials… always find something new to try and have been quilting a long time!! thanks!!!

  • Revon

    Are there any DVDs of any of these tutorials? I love them all, but I would definitely love a DVD of several of the tutorial sessions.

    • JackieMSQC

      Hi Revon,
      We are in the process of making all our tutorials available on DVD. We are hopeful we can have them complete before to long. Keep an eye on the website, as we will post that information once they are complete. Have a great day!!

      • Patrob

        Wow – I want to see those – very helpful. Thanks.

  • Another splendid way to do a quilt. Thank you Jenny dear… <3

    • JackieMSQC

      You’re so very welcome!!

  • Sheila Chapin

    What size quilt did the jelly roll make? Need to make a king size.

  • I just completed my 4 patch, X’s & O’s quilt and couldn’t wait to show you. Thank you for the Tutorial.

    • MSQC shop

      Beautiful quilt- Michele! Great job! Thanks so much for sharing!

    • michelle

      nice work good job

    • Judy Lee


    • Diana Yost

      Michele, your quilt is absolutely gorgeous!! Would you share the finished dimensions and the fabric needed (# of charm packs and the light colored fabric you used)? I would really appreciate it!!

  • Ruby

    How would you quilt this i am stuck with the white cross and what’s a nice quilt pattern for it

  • Carla

    Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! I can’t wait to make one!

  • Marlyn

    I can’t believe I missed this tutorial in August but I am sure glad I found it. I am going to start this one for a wedding gift. Thanks for the great idea.

  • Judy Lee

    I love this pattern so much! I am going to do this quilt in Northcott’s Cayuga brown collection and moda neutrals! I am so excited!!!!

  • Karen

    great tutorial Jenny you always show quilting to be the fun it can be!

  • Brenna

    Is there a way to print these out to see a pattern as we make the quilt

    • MissouriQuiltCo

      Hey Brenna, we are working on getting patterns made for each of these, will happen soon!

  • Thank you for the best Tutorials!!! I’m a beginner, but I made it!!

  • Angie Walters

    Do you have a link to where the pattern is on this. I’ve looked, but haven’t found one yet. I see you have one for the X’s & O’s. But not combined with the 4 patch. Is it available yet? Love your video’s. I’m semi-new to quilting. Know a few things. Watching your videos has really got me going and actually gave me a kick start into sewing a larger quilt instead of smaller projects. Thanks so much!

  • cats135

    This tutorial for the X’s and O’s quilt you said you made the blue one with a jelly roll. The scrappy four patch tutorial is made with charm packs. How did you make scrappy four patches using a jelly roll?

  • Deb

    This is also called Arkansas Crossroads quilt! Love it

    • JenM

      Awesome! My grandmother (Jenny’s mother-in-law) was from Arkansas. Thanks for sharing.

  • Jeannette T

    I am running into trouble making this. I have my scrappy 4 patch block which measures 4.5 with seam allowances, and I cut my plain fabric squares to 4 1/2 but I cannot seem to figure out what size I should cut the small squares to sew onto the plain fabric squares. Please help!!! I am just wasting fabric trying to figure this out, grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr..

    • JenM

      Sorry it wasn’t mentioned in the tutorial. Those smaller squares that you sew onto the 2 corners of the charm are cut at 2.5″.

  • Catheeslade

    Is there an actual pattern to read for this quilt, or do we use the tutorial as a pattern. I love this quilt!! 😉

    • JenM

      Here’s the actual pattern…Enjoy! http://www.missouriquiltco.com/shop/detail/11872

      • Catheeslade

        Thanks JenM. I wanted the pattern for the 4-Patch + X’s and O’s sometimes called the Crossroads quilt. I am only seeing the X and O quilt pattern at the site? Or am I missing something. Thanks so much. I appreciate your help!!

        • JenM

          Oops…you’re not missing something. I am…my brain! 🙂 Yes, we have the X’s & O’s written as a pattern, but not this version with the 4-patch included. Sorry about that.

          • Catheeslade

            I rewatched the tutorial and it will be pretty simple to use that for the pattern as the instructions are all there I guess. Thanks for your help!! 🙂

    • Jeananne

      Missouri Star has it, it’s called Good Night Irene under Quilt Patterns, it’s the same quilt

      • Catheeslade

        Thank you!!!

  • Naty Espinosa

    Love this pattern. Are you girls planning a PDF for this. I am still not sure how you used a jelly roll to make the scrappy 4-patch. By having a PDF showing us how Jenny used the jelly roll, I think it will help a lot.

  • Sheryl Doiron

    So excited trying this pattern with my Gabriella Jelly roll

  • Beth

    Can’t wait to try this one! Love it in Batiks; which collection was the quilt at the end of the tutorial done with?

  • Kim Artz

    I’m working on a quilt similar to this that I saw in a photo. The first picture is that photo. I looked at it for what seemed like hours and came up with the same two blocks that you did, 4-patch and X’s and O’s. I decided to use charm packs and I started sewing. After I had made a couple of blocks I took another look at the photo and realized that the entire quilt could be made with one block instead of two. So I ripped what I had put together apart and started again. The second photo is some of my blocks laid out but not sewn together yet. The third photo is my notes. I’m really enjoying this top. Most of it is hand pieced.

  • mgardener

    How do you make this using a jelly roll? Jenny starts by saying jelly roll but uses an example of a charm pack.
    Dazed and confused and in need of guidance!!

  • Diana Yost

    I just found this tutorial this year (2014), and I just love the pattern!! Here’s what I made with it!

  • Diana Yost

    Jenny referred to this pattern in one of her Quilting Quickly Craftsy classes. Here’s what I did with it!

  • JenniferM

    If my math is correct, looking at the queen size quilt below. Fabric requirements are: 2 yards of background fabric and 3 charm packs (42 in pack) or 116 5″charms cut from yardage. The more variety, the better obviously. This is JUST for the top of the quilt, no borders. I hope this helps someone. I haven’t made my top yet. I was waiting to check my stash first.