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    Yo-yo maker

    Although I do not use yo-yos in quilting, I always wanted to make those yo-yo toys. On a recent Shop Hop I picked up one of the Clover yo-yo makers and I got so addicted that I ordered two more sizes. They are so easy to use, yo-yos are always perfect and always the same size. I turned one entire box of scraps into yo-yos in no time while watching TV with my kids. Yo-yo toys here I come! If you make quilts out of yo-yos this is a must have accessory. The sizes are a bit missleading since there is no medium, but they come in Jumbo 3 1/2", XL 2 3/8", L 1 3/4", S 1 1/4 and XS 3/4. I have XL, L and S.
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    I enjoy the yo-yo makers too. I just made a sunbonnet sue quilt with her holding flowers (yo yos)
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    I love them too! I made a 4th of July handbag out of red white and blue ones in the pattern of a flag. It was really cute! I purchased 200- 5" precut squares off of ebay a couple of years ago, mixed colors & patterns. I have them in a basket with my yo yo maker, thread & scissors. I have it sitting by my couch so if I'm bored watching tv, I'll make some. I also grab this basket sometimes when we are traveling so I will have something to do in the car. I don't know what I will do with all of them, but when I figure it out, I will have oodles of yo-yo's already made!
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    Love them as well...I bought one for a friend who decided she didn't want it and gave it back. Now I am addicted!
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    Love my yo-yo maker too. Very enjoyable way to spend a cold winter night.

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    Try the kanzashi flower makers, they are just as much fun

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    I bought one of Clover's small flower-shaped yoyo makers to use in making flowers for my Baltimore Album quilt -- It was a good buy -- one of these days the entire quilt will be completed!
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Size:  832.1 KBI started this YoYo quilt a few years ago and only worked on it in between many, many other projects. IT is done now and I love it.

    I know how you feel about making Yo yo's. I didn't use a yo yo maker tho.
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    I love Clover Yo-Yo makers I made a lovely Dresden Plate quilt using a Yo-Yo as the centre, came out lovely IMO.
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    Wow, those Dresden Plates are stunning!!!

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    I bought one a few months ago I'm making a Christmas garland for my sister's tree, she lives in the woods and has a rustic themed tree. I think it will look great.

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    I use the jumbo oval one to make great flower petals and leaves.
    Got fabric?

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    Gosh that's beautiful. Is there fabric backing it, or are they just sewn together?

    Quote Originally Posted by nygal View Post
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    I know how you feel about making Yo yo's. I didn't use a yo yo maker tho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QultingaddictUK View Post
    I love Clover Yo-Yo makers I made a lovely Dresden Plate quilt using a Yo-Yo as the centre, came out lovely IMO.
    I've been thinking about getting the largest yo-yo maker so I could do this to the Dresden Plates I have waiting for centers. I love the way yours turned out! I'm also happy to hear that y'all like the yo-yo makers so I'll go ahead & buy one with my Hancock's coupon!
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    I picked up the heart yo yo maker but I haven't tried it yet. Has anyone tried the heart and what besides embellishment could you use it for? I was thinking they would look sweet, kind of like prairie points along the edge of a baby quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltingjester View Post
    Wow, those Dresden Plates are stunning!!!
    Thank you, here is a link http://mousechirpy-polkadotpineapple...-yo-yo-by.html to show you how to attach the Yo-yo by machine. I don't put the fibrefill in. The come out so much better when machined on and of course they are fixed well and truly on the quilt.

    This quilt was QAYG so all the quilting etc. was complete on each block, so much easier. The Dresden pattern was from a friend and I have taught complete newbies how to make it, here is a link for the pattern: http://www.trulymaterialistic.zoomsh...xj/items/aiWy/ I made mine a bit different but I was pleased with the result, as was my Sister as I made it as a gift for her.
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    I love my yo-yo maker by Clover. I have all the round yo-yo makers. just bought the heart yo-yo maker. I want to try my hand at making a heart shaped yo-yo quilt.

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