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Attaching yo yo's to quilt--help please!

Old 02-26-2012, 01:05 PM
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Default Attaching yo yo's to quilt--help please!

May be a dumb question but I need some help, please.
I'm trying to make my first quilt using yo yo's for flowers. How do I sew them to the quilt?? Thanks!
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Old 02-26-2012, 02:13 PM
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I sew them down with a button in the center. I'm sure there are other ways.
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Old 02-26-2012, 02:36 PM
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Thanks! That's what I was thinking about....just wasn't sure if I had to tack them down around the edges or not.
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Old 02-26-2012, 02:42 PM
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I love using buttons in the middle of yo-yo's to sew in place....works great! If though you are making something that may need to be washed, you may wish to tack yo-yo in place around edges too.
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i applique around the edges with tiny stitches & matching thread.
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A class I took several years ago, the instructor sewed the basted fabric circle to the quilt top and then gathered it. Something like that. It was really simple how she did it. I don't remember exactly how though.
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Old 02-26-2012, 11:07 PM
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Everyone, Thanks for your help!! I did sew the buttons on in the middle of some blocks & it came out pretty good.
I think I may tack the edges because I'm sure at some time I'll have to wash it.
Bellboo: I think I'll try that method on the next one. It sounds like that should keep the yo yo's in place & looking good after washing.
Thanks, again!
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