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Thread: yo yo quilt question

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    Has anyone every put a backing on a yo yo quilt? All that I have ever seen has just been the yo yo's sewn together and used as a pretty top over a sheet or bedspread. If you have put a backing on the yo yo quilt, did you tack it in the connecting yo yo seams or what? I can't imagine that it could be quilted....but there are some pretty creative folks on this board. I guess the edges could all be left as is, creating a scallop?????? Any suggestions or your experiences would be appreciated.

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    Hello,
    No I havent ever put a backing on but I did find a nice pillow at the Goodwill and it was stitched to a backing...
    So I dont see why you couldnt, and infact thinking about it might help to keep stress of the yo yo's when stretched across the bed...
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    I have seen where the outsides of the yo yo's were button stitched to the backing. the yo yo's were just butted up to each other. I don't think they were tied in the centers, but I don't remember if they were tacked there or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misoop
    Has anyone every put a backing on a yo yo quilt? All that I have ever seen has just been the yo yo's sewn together and used as a pretty top over a sheet or bedspread. If you have put a backing on the yo yo quilt, did you tack it in the connecting yo yo seams or what? I can't imagine that it could be quilted....but there are some pretty creative folks on this board. I guess the edges could all be left as is, creating a scallop?????? Any suggestions or your experiences would be appreciated.
    Ye, I have put a backing on a yo yo quilt. This was a vintage quilt handed down to me from my grandmother and mother, I did tack some of the yo yo's down thru the hole to the backing. This helps stabilize it. I was afraid of mine falling apart as the fabrics are very old and I wanted to display it.

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    Yes. I make a block with yo yo's say 16 or 25 and stitch them on to backing.

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    I just put 750 yoyo's to a muslin backing. I did a whip type stitch around all of them to the backing. I did not prewash the backing and when I washed the finished project the muslin shrank just enough that all the stitching was not seen. Years ago my mother attached them to a backing by flatening them and did a hand quilt stitch around the edge of each one of the yoyo's about 1/8th inch from the edge.

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    thanks so much for all your input.....so glad to know that it can and has been done. I bought 6- gallon size ziplock bags full of yo yos ready to use at a garage sale. I'm ready to do something with them, as this is my year to get UFO's done....however, I'll need more than one year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misoop
    thanks so much for all your input.....so glad to know that it can and has been done. I bought 6- gallon size ziplock bags full of yo yos ready to use at a garage sale. I'm ready to do something with them, as this is my year to get UFO's done....however, I'll need more than one year.
    Wow -- that's a lot of yo yos!! I would love to see a yo yo quilt with backing up close to see how it was done. Does anyone have pictures????

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    Quote Originally Posted by misoop
    thanks so much for all your input.....so glad to know that it can and has been done. I bought 6- gallon size ziplock bags full of yo yos ready to use at a garage sale. I'm ready to do something with them, as this is my year to get UFO's done....however, I'll need more than one year.
    Oh my! Think of all the time you've already saved in not having to make all those yo yos!

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    Yes! Isn't that wonderful....more time to do more UFO's.

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