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Thread: What else can I use yo-yos for?

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    What else can I use yo-yos for?

    One of my quilting friends gave me a whole bag of mauve scraps. I searched through my fabrics and found all kinds of beautiful co-ordinating fabrics that just made the others pop. Someone asked me to show them how to make yo-yos. Now I am hooked!!!! The only problem is that I don't like anything that I've seen made with yo-yos. They are so much fun to move around and play with, but I don't want to make a bedspread or tablecloth or dolls legs. The only thing I can think of to use them for would be a dresser scarf or a rectangular shawl to wear around my shoulders. Also saw them put on the edges of a pillow case. Does anyone know of anything else that they can be used for?
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    I have made a table runner. Lots of ideas on Google:
    https://www.google.com/search?q=yo+y...w=1015&bih=614
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    Go there!! All kinds of ideas. I have seen yo yos made with ribbon and lace also.
    Quote Originally Posted by ManiacQuilter2 View Post
    I have made a table runner. Lots of ideas on Google:
    https://www.google.com/search?q=yo+y...w=1015&bih=614

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    Thanks, ManiacQuilter and tessagin. Can't believe there are so many wonderful things made with the yo-yos.
    You've made my day!
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    p.s. the google search that you gave me reminded me of the hot plates that we used to make in the 50's using bottle caps. We'd go to the gas station where they sold soda and take all of the used bottle caps and cover them with either purple felt (yo-yos) for a cluster of grapes, or red for a cluster of cherries and make hot plates. That was fun to make too.
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    Pal, I remember crochet cotton thread and covered soda caps in purple for grapes.............

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    Hi Calla, that one sure brought a smile to my face. Thanks for the memory!
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    I saw a quilt store which had valances in its windows, and they were made of joined yo-yos, really charming! I would give the location except the owner retired, and the store is no longer in business.

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    I made a tortoise once, with a group of boys in my class. We covered the shell with yo-yos. (I have not made a yo-yo since!).

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    I have seen vests made with yo-yos and my mother made skirts with yo-yos. I have one or two that I kept because they remind me of her. I don't wear them though

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    From that google site looks like yo- yos can be as addicting as hexies!

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    I have made a few yo yo table runner BUT when I wash them, it ruins the shape of the yo yos. Any suggestions?

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    I am going to make wall art from mine.

    http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/bags-p...yo-yo-wall-art

    I bought a clover yo yo maker at Michaels today.

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    I saw a small doggie coat made out of yoyos.
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    There were some patterns of dolls made of yoyos. Indygo Junction has a bunch of patterns (http://www.indygojunction.com/category-s/2138.htm).

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    Quote Originally Posted by joym View Post
    I have made a few yo yo table runner BUT when I wash them, it ruins the shape of the yo yos. Any suggestions?
    How do you wash them...by hand or machine? Do you iron them a bit afterwards?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flowergurl View Post
    I am going to make wall art from mine.

    http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/bags-p...yo-yo-wall-art

    I bought a clover yo yo maker at Michaels today.

    I have all the yoyo makers from clover....makes it so easy and more fun!

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    I made a valance with them once. It was very cute and everyone who saw it just loved it.
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