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Old 06-01-2012, 11:42 AM
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I finished a yo-yo throw. this will be my first throw. I'm wanting to back it with flannel. my question is do I tie down all the yo-yo's to the flannel backing? I'll be adding a few stitches to the outer yo-yo's by hand. hope I explained this that it makes sense. appreciate any and all help I can get.
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Old 06-01-2012, 12:13 PM
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I haven't done this but I read that you can sew the yo-yos along the perimeter and then tack them down as needed. I think every 4" should be plenty.
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Old 06-01-2012, 12:27 PM
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I've never done this either, by why couldn't you just stitch rows horizontal, vertical, diagonal or whatever works...
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I finished one for a friend (all polyester) and tacked each yoyo down. They were on the larger size and heavy. Just try what looks right and decide what will be best for your quilt.
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Old 06-01-2012, 10:15 PM
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thanks everyone for your help and advice. I'll post a picture when I get it done.
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Old 06-02-2012, 04:27 AM
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I have seen the yo yo quilts both ways - with and without a backing. Many of the older quilts had no backing but were placed over a colored sheet (or white) on the bed. Those with backing had minimum tacking to hold the two layers in place. Is your choice and probably depending on the use.
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