X and O Quilt Block

There are lots of versions of X and O quilts out there on the web to oogle at, but I think I’ve found the simplest tutorial so you make your own X and O quilt block.  What’s even better than being simple, is that it’s such a great video; fun, fast and comprehensive.

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The block that Teresa Downunder shows us in this tutorial is actually called Road to Tennessee.  But it can be arranged in so many different ways!  I like it best as the X and O quilt block, so that’s why I’m sticking to calling it that!  Of course, if you played around with colour combinations and darks and lights, you might have a quilt that looked completely different again.  The possibilities are endless!

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Teresa Downunder has a great little YouTube channel with more of these fast and fun quilt block tutorials and her blog has written and photographed tutorials if that is more of your thing.

PS – save the little triangles you trim off the blocks, sew them together on the long side, open them out and you have a cute little half-square triangles to use for something else.  Coasters perhaps?

Thanks to Teresa Downunder




Charlotte has been quilting for more than 10 years, making both traditional quilts and art quilts and loving both processes. She teaches and writes about quilting to help introduce more people to this awesome craft. She lives in Northland on a boat with her husband, two children, a dog, a cat and two sewing machines – fabric and stitch are her escape! You can also find Charlotte's writings on her blog The Slightly Mad Quilt Lady

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