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Old 05-12-2013, 06:27 PM
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I'm in the home stretch of making TWO Amy Butler bloom quilts for my twin GD. I have arranged and pinned 575 yo yo flowers. Does any one know of a sure fire technique for attaching the yo yos TO THE QUILT by machine. After making almost 600 yo yos the thought of hand sewing them makes me a little woozy. I don't like hand sewing either. I've seen techniques for attaching them to each other by machine, but not TO the quilt after they are made. I welcome ANY suggestions you have. I have a Viking diamond, so lots of stitch options. Thanks in advance. I've learned so much from everyone since I joined.
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Old 05-12-2013, 06:58 PM
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I found a couple of mentions of using the bar tack stitch on your machine to attach them to a quilt. It looks like a satin stitch done right in the hole.
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Old 05-12-2013, 07:10 PM
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http://sewtakeahike.typepad.com/sewt...ng-part-2.html
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Old 05-13-2013, 02:58 AM
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I've seen all the techniques for bar tacking to each other but this patter has many 6-8 inch yo yos and those would need to be stitched in a circle. That's what I don't want to do by hand. The bar tack will probably be secure enough for the 1.5 - 2 inch. Maybe even the 3 inch. I should have said that. Thanks for your ideas.
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Old 05-13-2013, 04:01 AM
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I would think the heirloom stitch would do the trick.
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Old 05-13-2013, 04:51 AM
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If the yo-yo's weren't already made, this would be a great way of attaching them - http://mousechirpy-polkadotpineapple...-yo-yo-by.html
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There are also eyelet stitches and single stitchouts on many machines that would work and look cute for yo-yos.
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A bar tack or button stitch where you can change the width of the stitch would do for the centers.
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Old 05-14-2013, 04:14 AM
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Great idea! I can use the eyelet buttonhole stitch if I can make it huge. Ill need to sew a 4 inch circle on the 8" yo yos. There must be some way. My machine has everything but an eyebrow plucker!!
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