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Thread: Yo-yo maker

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    Senior Member Tashana's Avatar
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    Yo-yo maker

    Although I do not use yo-yos in quilting, I always wanted to make those yo-yo toys. On a recent Shop Hop I picked up one of the Clover yo-yo makers and I got so addicted that I ordered two more sizes. They are so easy to use, yo-yos are always perfect and always the same size. I turned one entire box of scraps into yo-yos in no time while watching TV with my kids. Yo-yo toys here I come! If you make quilts out of yo-yos this is a must have accessory. The sizes are a bit missleading since there is no medium, but they come in Jumbo 3 1/2", XL 2 3/8", L 1 3/4", S 1 1/4 and XS 3/4. I have XL, L and S.
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    Super Member LivelyLady's Avatar
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    I enjoy the yo-yo makers too. I just made a sunbonnet sue quilt with her holding flowers (yo yos)
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    Super Member auntpiggylpn's Avatar
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    I love them too! I made a 4th of July handbag out of red white and blue ones in the pattern of a flag. It was really cute! I purchased 200- 5" precut squares off of ebay a couple of years ago, mixed colors & patterns. I have them in a basket with my yo yo maker, thread & scissors. I have it sitting by my couch so if I'm bored watching tv, I'll make some. I also grab this basket sometimes when we are traveling so I will have something to do in the car. I don't know what I will do with all of them, but when I figure it out, I will have oodles of yo-yo's already made!
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    Super Member luvstoquilt's Avatar
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    Love them as well...I bought one for a friend who decided she didn't want it and gave it back. Now I am addicted!
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    Super Member SouthPStitches's Avatar
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    Love my yo-yo maker too. Very enjoyable way to spend a cold winter night.

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    Super Member Dolphyngyrl's Avatar
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    Try the kanzashi flower makers, they are just as much fun

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    Super Member Abby'smom's Avatar
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    I bought one of Clover's small flower-shaped yoyo makers to use in making flowers for my Baltimore Album quilt -- It was a good buy -- one of these days the entire quilt will be completed!

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Size:  832.1 KBI started this YoYo quilt a few years ago and only worked on it in between many, many other projects. IT is done now and I love it.

    I know how you feel about making Yo yo's. I didn't use a yo yo maker tho.
    Last edited by nygal; 08-17-2012 at 03:01 PM.
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    Super Member QultingaddictUK's Avatar
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    I love Clover Yo-Yo makers I made a lovely Dresden Plate quilt using a Yo-Yo as the centre, came out lovely IMO.
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    Wow, those Dresden Plates are stunning!!!

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