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    What am I going to do with these???????

    I was cleaning upstairs and found thses.I made these when we spent 10 days at hospital 18 months ago with my grand daughters 1st time in with Chrohns.she did not want to be alone and I needed something to do.Hancocks was a mile away and got fabric and thread and a needle.now I have a to go bag always ready. What can I do with these???? too many yoyo's
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    Oh my, I don't have a clue...but you sure got a lot!!!!

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    Make a yo yo clown or doll. Probably find a pattern by googleing.
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    I saw a yo yo quilt one time: someone had sewn the yoyo's onto long strips and then made them into a quilt, it was very cute. They had a yoyo strip alternating with a plain strip all the way across.

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    Find a nice coordinating piece of fabric and tack them to it where the circles intersect leave a seam allowance without the yo yo's.. Then make a pillow or tote bag with it. Then you will have a great memory item to remember the time together.
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    That's a lot of yo-yos!! I saw some patterns last week at JoAnn's for some yo-yo pets...they were really cute.
    Sorry that your Granddaughter has Crohns. How old is she? My husband has it and has gone on a new medicine that seems to be helping immensely. There seems to be a lot of it anymore. Our daughter has the beginning stages of it and really has to watch her diet. Hope that your Granddaughter is better.

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    I've seen a lot of different critters, clown, and things with yo-yo's. Maybe do a web search.

    Of course you could also make them into a throw. It's not my thing but they sure were popular years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennie and Me View Post
    That's a lot of yo-yos!! I saw some patterns last week at JoAnn's for some yo-yo pets...they were really cute.
    Sorry that your Granddaughter has Crohns. How old is she? My husband has it and has gone on a new medicine that seems to be helping immensely. There seems to be a lot of it anymore. Our daughter has the beginning stages of it and really has to watch her diet. Hope that your Granddaughter is better.
    she is 16 now.she has Remicaid infusions every 4-5 weeks and it helps a lot
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    You probably could sell them....just google yo yo quilts and you will see lots of ideas!
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    I just Googled yo-yo quilts and some websites came up. There is one filled with images of different yo-yo quilts...really neat pictures. Bet if you went in, you will find some ideas you can use. Good luck!

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    I took these pictures at Sisters this year, in the little grocery. These yo-yo's are sewn together without any backing or backing, so the quilt has "holes" in it.
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    J Hittle sewing supply has an adorable Christmas tree pattern using stacked Yo Yo's. It was in my email this morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdmmiracles View Post
    I saw a yo yo quilt one time: someone had sewn the yoyo's onto long strips and then made them into a quilt, it was very cute. They had a yoyo strip alternating with a plain strip all the way across.
    I've seen that too--it was beautiful

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    I bought a big bag of yo-yos last summer at a yardsale...and i asked myself the same question! There is a paper in the bag with the number 780. That is probably how many are in there. There is also a stack of circles cut that is 3" high. The finished yo-yos are about 2" across.
    A friend brought a yo-yo quilt to our quilt group last month for show and tell. It may have just been what i needed to decide to put one together myself. I had considered selling them, but i liked that quilt she showed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wolph33 View Post
    I was cleaning upstairs and found thses.I made these when we spent 10 days at hospital 18 months ago with my grand daughters 1st time in with Chrohns.she did not want to be alone and I needed something to do.Hancocks was a mile away and got fabric and thread and a needle.now I have a to go bag always ready. What can I do with these???? too many yoyo's
    Make a quilt with a Christmas Tree and use the yoyo's for bulbs, lights, or string them together for garland, etc.
    I made a doll one time years ago with small elastic running through the body.
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    I am planning a table runner with mine. I will never make enough for a quilt. My GD trimmed a purse with them. Two rows around the lower part. A wall hanging for your GD's room. My GD wants to mount some bright ones on black for her room.

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    you could sew them end-to-end, and make a garland for your granddaughters bedroom - maybe around the window or hanging from the ceiling. that way grandma will always be with her.

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Size:  832.1 KBHere is what I did with mine. I had tons and made a quilt.
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    On my nightstand, I have had for years and years, one that Mom made with leftover fabrics of dresses that she had made herself before she got married. I cherish it very much even if some parts ares beginning to tear at some places
    She had done it just like Dunster describe, no backing or anything else

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    Make more and put them together for a light weight summer coverlet.

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    I would applique them to a solid piece of fabric, put a back on it and tie in the center of each yo yo.
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    I would love a purse made with those colors!
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    Years ago, I trimmed a little bill brimmed hat -I sewed some green silk fabric around the hat edge then I put 3 green silk yo yos on the bottom of the center back, some button knots made of the silk (sewn in a long tube & tied) in the center of each yo yo and a hat pin to hold it on my head - I got a LOT of compliments.
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    I liked the idea that cdmmiracles had....sewing the circles onto long strips of fabric and alternate with solid strips. You need to finish it up and give it to your granddaughter, labeled with the 'story' of what was happening while you were sewing these....it will mean a great deal to her in later years. You've got some great colors there....seems to me it will be a very 'happy' quilt when you're done. Looks like several different sizes, too, which will add interest.

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    My mom has a huge yo yo bed cover - she puts a green sheet made to fit under it down first then puts the yo yo cover over that - you see the green through the holes in the yo yo cover. It is beautiful and weighs a ton. It is done on diagonal - Green yo yos are all around the edges and then sections are boardered through out the cover has a diamond look. Nobody ever sleeps on it or lays on it or puts anything on it.
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