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Thread: Yo Yo maker

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    Just picked up two sizes of the yo yo makers.
    Wow.. it is so much easier, and they turn out perfect.
    Wish I had found these a long time ago.

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    Aren't they fun!? I have small and extra small -- will pick up more sizes when I have $$$$.

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    They are great! I have trouble that my hands go numb when I do any fine motor skill task such as sewing a yo-yo. But because I don't have to grip the fabric and the needle with these gadgets, I am able to whip yo-yos without much trouble.

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    I bought one, I just haven't gotten to use it yet.

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    I have two sizes and have not used them yet either. I will when I get done what I have to get done.

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    I love them too. Makes it so much faster. :)

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    I love these gadgets. A couple of hints: use quilting thread and you wont have to worry about breaking thread; i was having trouble remembering where to stop going around so I put a black mark (Sharpie) on one of the bumps and that is where I start and stop. I really like starting with squares instead of circles. When I stop pulling the yo yo into its shape, I go down with the needle and thread through the middle to the bottom, take a couple of little stitches then make a knot. I always use the yo yo with the bottom down so it doesnt make a difference to me that there are a couple of stitches there.

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    As part of my anniversary present from hubby which was a trip to Joann's...I got all the little yo yo makers they had except for the oval one. I couldn't see any reason that I would use that one. But I got the heart ones and the butterfly ones along with the regular yo yo makers. I can't wait to play with them on a project.

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    I have a large and extra large. I've made some, but haven't used any. What do you guys use them for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MommaDorian
    I have a large and extra large. I've made some, but haven't used any. What do you guys use them for?
    They look nice as the center of flowers. And then there are coverlets you can make with them. You can even use them as flowers.

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    I have a Christmas pattern of a Santa head with a big beard made of white yo yo's. It is so cute.

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    I have all four of the round ones.I used the extra large/yellow one to make my first bedspread.it took 2016yo-yo's. my problem is stopping. I like your hint about putting a black mark to show where to start and stop. can I ask where you found your Christmas pattern.

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    Im not the one who said they made the Santa but I have made several of them. www.happyhollowdesigns.com. It is called Vintage Santa. I made mine with off white yo yo's.

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    Love the yoyo makers too. In a recent quilt mag the cover had a quilt with yoyo sewed onto strips in vertical rows, then these are sewed together and it is a plethora of yoyos!!!! So...that is going to be my winter handwork project....using the large yoyo maker and scraps....and I too am using handquilting thread or upholstery thread. I to not cut and knot the thread for each one though, I just work off the spool, do the yoyo, tug on both ends, scootch the thing to the needle end of the thread, tie a square knot and leave a long enough tail so that I will then take that two thread tail and attach it to these fabric strips when I get to that point......BTW according to the directions the yy are then hand tacked around the edges so they lay rather flat....Let's hope I finish this one!!!!!!!

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    Check out http://www.marcialaytondesigns.com click on books and patterns and go down to the 3rd item and on. She has some great patterns for wall hangings using yoyos. She is based in Tampa, FL. I also got some great ideas for fabric flowers made and used in arrangements using the yoyo makers from Judy Hansen's shop in Deland, FL. http://www.quiltshopofdeland.com I have also noticed that they are showing fabric flowers on everything in fashion. Clipped onto bags, as brooches, hair accessories, even on shoes. With all the embellishments available there are some great gift ideas for those that wouldn't necessarily appreciate a quilted item.

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