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Games To Go Checkers & Chess Game/Pillow


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Skills Needed

  • Applique

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Pattern Details

As a quilter and the mother of two boys, I'm always looking for things I can make for my kids. But come on, how many blankets do they really need? As much as I love quilting, I want what I make to be used too, not stuffed in a closet or tucked in a box under the bed. Well, my boys love to play chess. Yes, even my 5 year old, and he even sometimes wins! So I decided to design this for them. It's nice and big, but still small enough that they could play on the table. And the whole thing is made of fabric and batting, so even if they leave a piece out, it won't feel like I stepped in a bear trap if I find it in the night...Did I mention I designed this for ME too? This is also ultra convenient because it has a built in pocket to fold the board up into, and a zipper compartment in that pocket to store all the pieces. And it's soft, so it doubles as a little pillow when it's all folded up. This game can be brought along to the beach, on a road trip, or anyplace you might need a little pillow, or something to do...or both! Get it dirty? No problem, just throw it right in the wash and it's good as new. Thank you to Frances at for coming up with the name for this pattern! BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Raw edge applique sewing a 1/4" seam Use rotary cutting tools Bind a quilt (tutorials are available online if you need help) SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 34 1/2" x 34 1/2" unfolded 15" x 13" folded

Recommended with this pattern

  • Binding fabric: 10 inches, cut into 2.5" strips (more if you make bias binding)
  • 18" zipper
  • Heat and Bond: One 9x9 piece

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ShannonMac Designs
ShannonMac Designs
I'm Shannon, and I'd like to thank you for visiting my store! I am a full time electrical engineer and mom. I'm married with two boys. I'm also a quilter, pattern designer, and even a fabric designer! I've been quilting since the end of 2006, and designing patterns since 2010. I have a quite few completed so far, with several more in varying states of incompletion. I also have several fabric designs available from my spoonflower store. I am working on completing more patterns during my lunch hours at work, in the hopes that one day I can retire from engineering and stay home with my boys again. Your purchase of my patterns supports my ability to do that! So now you've seen my patterns! You can see my fabric designs at I have a collection called Monkeying Around that goes with my pattern of the same name. And feel free to visit my blog at