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Thread: love making yoyos

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    I just got a Clover yoyo maker. I really like making these. Have made about 75 in a couple of days from scraps. But now i need some ideas on what to do with them. Thanks!

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    Check out ...patti's coverlet she did. Very awesome!
    Thats her user name Patti.

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    I had a pattern in a quilting magazine that shows using them for the wheels for a baby carriage that is appliqued. Very cute. Have to confess that I tore the pattern out of the magazine so I don't remember which magazine or when it was published. If they are small, I have seen them used to embellish the center of appliqued flowers or wheels for trucks or trains.

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    They make great centers for dresden plate quilts.

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    In the olden days 1930-1940's my mom made a "bedspread" with them. You can either tack them to a backing (she used red) or have a colored sheet on the bed then the yo-yo spread over it and the sheet shows thru. Very pretty.

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    I saw a wall hanging with birdhouses in a garden made of yo-yo flowers with small green rickrack for the stems.

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    If you have any kids in the family you might check into the patterns at Indygo Junction. They're adorable. http://www.indygojunctioninc.com/sto...roducts_id=711

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    Yoyos make great accents on tote bags.

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    I have the yo-yo maker, too. I made a bedspread. I'm getting ready to make throws with backings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hsweany
    I just got a Clover yoyo maker. I really like making these. Have made about 75 in a couple of days from scraps. But now i need some ideas on what to do with them. Thanks!
    are the yoyo makers easy enough for kids to use? kids just learning to sew?

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    Junior Member hsweany's Avatar
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    I think so

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    I bought the one that makes flower shaped yo-yo's. That was a lot of fun also.

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    Check out this adorable quilt with a few yoyo's used. Might have to put this one on my to do list. http://www.freequiltpatterns.info/qu...e-patterns.htm

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    That is so cute - thanks for sharing the link!

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    Thanks for sharing this link, I just signed up for the free weekly pattern notification. More ideas to add to my ever growing list.

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    I made a bias tape "vine" and put it on the outside border of my quilt and used the yo yo's as the "flowers" bunched and along the outer edge. I have all the sizes and made groupings that I thought really completed the quilt. I love those yo yo makers-next purchase is the butterfly ones and flower ones. Somewhere the quilt top I made is posted on here.

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    Someone on this board made a flag table runner out of yo-yos for July 4th. It was great! A cute idea I saw was.. put two black yo yo's together with 4 strips of black string between them, sew on small buttons for eyes and hang with monofilament thread for Halloween spiders. How about a row on a plain background block for caterpillers on a child's quilt?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LisaGibbs
    I made a bias tape "vine" and put it on the outside border of my quilt and used the yo yo's as the "flowers" bunched and along the outer edge. I have all the sizes and made groupings that I thought really completed the quilt. I love those yo yo makers-next purchase is the butterfly ones and flower ones. Somewhere the quilt top I made is posted on here.
    Here's the link to your quilt. Very cute!
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-133317-1.htm

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    I've never heard of this term before, but looked at some of the pictures -- what a cute idea!

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    Here's lots of pictures of yoyo projects.

    http://www.google.com/search?q=yoyo+...2&ved=0CCAQsAQ

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    something new from clover: at least to me......found in Nancy's Notions and rec'd yesterday. Called Kanzashi Flower makers......I ordered the whole set (6)-three different flowers in two different sizes. I have not tried yet, probably later today. It looks easy and a fun accesory/add on to "stuff". Has anyone tried these yet?

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