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How to use yoyos?

Old 06-01-2012, 02:47 PM
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Default How to use yoyos?

... in a less conventional way?
The ones that I've seen are usually used in an all-over vintage style.
Yoyos are so cute and 3D too, so I am wondering if there is any less conventional way of yoyo placement in quilts? Any ideas? Thks
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Old 06-01-2012, 03:08 PM
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I have used yoyos for flowers in the basket block and I like to use the small yoyos for flowers for Sunbonnet Sue to hold. I saw a quilt where there was a birdhouse and yoyo flowers underneath. In the center of each flower they used embrodiery floss to tie the center with the ends hanging out.........it was the cutest wall hanging!
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Old 06-01-2012, 03:52 PM
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pp a topiary and use the yoyo's as flowers...
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Old 07-29-2012, 11:21 AM
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I have seen them used as borders, animal bodies, leaves, purse bodies and so many that I cannot name them all.
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Old 07-29-2012, 11:54 AM
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Right now, my yo-yo's are in a large clear glass jar with a cover in the living room. They are colorful and a little whimsical using them as a decorating accessory. It wasn't my original intention, but until they are sewn together they have a legitimate function.
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Old 07-29-2012, 12:09 PM
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I bought yo-yo maker yesterday (made by Clover) because I wanted to make a few toys for some upcoming kids birthdays. Lady doing the yo-yo maker demo had several pieces for show and tell. One of the pieces grew from coffee table topper, to table runner to single bed cover and she plans to take it all the way to queen size cover. All she does is when she has some left over fabric she makes yo-yos and attaches them together and she keeps doing that regardles of color. Her creations are square, but hey, you can have them in any or all shapes and sizes. I think I am going to make one. Also, yo-yos are very useful in making bags and totes to cover less then pretty handle placement or magnetic clasp attachemnt. Enjoy!
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Old 07-29-2012, 12:44 PM
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Here is a fall wall hanging I made from a Marcia Layton pattern. She is the queen of yo yos used in wall art. I saw her at a trunk show at Judy Hansen's shop Quilt Shop of Deland (Florida). The first pic is the whole wall hanging and the other 2 show some detail. The yellow "spot" on the window shutter is a yoyowallhanging1.jpgbumble bee, but the black wings don't show in the pic. The wall hanging is about 24x32.yoyowallhanging2.jpg yoyowallhanging3.jpg
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I did a Red Work wallhanging that said, Bloom where you're planted and I did a row of yo yo flowers on narrow green Rick rack stems. It was a teacher gift and she hung it on her classroom door. Sewing with Nancy did a segment on yo yo flowers and the guest did cute little yo yo animals on a quilt.
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Old 07-29-2012, 01:29 PM
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Terry Atkinson has a pattern in the June 2011 American Patchwork and Quilting, where the Yo-Yo's are stitched directly onto fabric to make a whole quilt. You can get an idea of how it would look if you go to this site. There is a purse/bag, made using the same technique http://terryatkinson.typepad.com/atk...esigns/how_to/

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Check these pictures out...

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