Summer days usually mean plenty of time spent outdoors enjoying the sun! If you’re in need of some new activities, this Oversize Fruit Checkers game is just the thing! With a fabric checkerboard and chipboard pieces, you can easily take it to the park or the beach.
- Silhouette CAMEO® or Portrait®
- Silhouette Studio®
- Cutting Mat and Blade
- Printable Vinyl
- Smooth Heat Transfer in Light Pink
- Piece of canvas or other thicker fabric, measuring 31.5 by 31.5 inches
- Sewing machine
- Design ID #32417
Step One: Making the Checkers
1. Set your page size to 8.5 by 11 inches and turn registration marks on. Insert Design ID #32417 into Silhouette Studio®.
2. Ungroup the design and delete the cucumber image. Change the size of the two citrus designs to 3.5 inches.
3. Now add some color to your design! I decided to make grapefruits and limes and chose my colors according to that, but you’re welcome to choose any color palette you’d like!
4. Now print 8 of each design; 8 grapefruits and 8 limes. You can fit 4 on a sheet, so you’ll need 2 sheets for each design (4 sheets total).
5. Once those are printed, insert them into the your machine. Change your cut settings to “Vinyl, Printable” and make sure you select the “Cut Edge” option so it just cuts the outside circle shape.
6. Once all your fruit pieces are cut, set them aside.
7. Then cut out 3.5-inch circles from chipboard. This is what you will stick your vinyl onto to act as your checkers. Cut 16 circles out of chipboard.
8. Now you want to place your citrus vinyl designs onto the chipboard circles. To do this, remove the circle by pulling the vinyl backing away from the design. This will keep your design from getting wrinkles in it.
9. Then with the vinyl sticky side up on your work surface, place your chipboard circle on top, lining up the edges.
10. Repeat for all your checker pieces and set aside.
Step Two: Making your Checkerboard
1. Take your square piece of fabric and finish off the edges by double folding and stitching. This step is optional, but gives the finished mat a cleaner look.
2. Cut 32, 3.5-inch squares from light pink heat transfer. Iron them onto your fabric mat in a checkerboard pattern. Now you’re ready to play!