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Thread: Yo Yo Projects?

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    Super Member jetnica's Avatar
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    Okay,

    I got a yo-yo maker - and I was way excited. Until I made a couple of yo-yos! They're only about an inch big!!!

    What can I possibily do with these tiny, itty-bitty, little yo-yos?

    Any Ideas are appreciated!

    =)

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    Doll quilt. Purse. Pillow top.

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    If you can just keep on yo-yoing, it can be a whole quilt top. Remember the hexagons in Grandmother's Flower Garden are often only 1 inch. I must say I admire the patience of those who make them.

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    Dresser scarves - that's what I'm in the process of doing. I've also seen vests made with them... I little girl's purse maybe - simple construction and then over lay with yo=yo's

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    I've seen some yo yo dolls before and they are cute... I think simplicity has patterns for them also

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    Here is a king size spread that my MIL made with them. She didn't have a maker. Would sit and make them while watching TV at night.

    Then I placed some good quality white in the floor frame, and her friends in the neighborhood came and helped sew them on. She has passed away now, and it is very special to me and DH
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    I am making a tablerunner with yo yo's as grapes for my kitchen. Just a thought!

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    I've seen necklaces made with tiny ones. Or you could use them as accents on a purse. Pins (jewelry)? Quilt quild name tags?

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    The last time I was in my local JoAnn's they had a free pattern for a yo-to wine bottle holder. Or maybe placemats!

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    I'd use them on the surface as little flowers. You can embellish all your clothing. Oh, the lure of those yo-yo makers is irresistible, isn't it? I've got several and I've never made a single yo.

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    Here is one that you can do with Yo-Yo's
    http://www.freepatterns.com/search.h...-yos&mode=list
    There is one more that is a bed spread that when I find it I will post it for you. It is very nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tadpole
    Here is one that you can do with Yo-Yo's
    http://www.freepatterns.com/search.h...-yos&mode=list
    There is one more that is a bed spread that when I find it I will post it for you. It is very nice.
    I finally found it! It's called "Gathering around the Christmas Tree"
    http://www.freepatterns.com/list.html?cat_id=439

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    We made a wallhanging at retreat my picture is in webshots & not sure how to put it on here because it says something about embedding it in the message ?? I don't have it saved to my computer but if I can figure out how to post it, maybe you can come up with something from it.

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    One of the blogs they had put some on a little girls headband then a few more to match on her dress. It looked adorable. Wish I could find it now.

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    A quilting club in my area made a beautiful quilt with appliqued vines and leaves and they used the yo yo's for the flowers. It was breathtaking.

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    Ninnie - that's a gorgeous quilt.

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    Wonderful and so colorful, You have the patience of a saint.

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    Buy a bigger yo-yo maker. I got one that's about 6" unfinished.

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    This is so pretty! And how special it must be to you and your husband. I don't know that I would have the patience to do all of these yo-yos but I sure like the results!


    Quote Originally Posted by Ninnie
    Here is a king size spread that my MIL made with them. She didn't have a maker. Would sit and make them while watching TV at night.

    Then I placed some good quality white in the floor frame, and her friends in the neighborhood came and helped sew them on. She has passed away now, and it is very special to me and DH

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    I saw in a magazine they took a styrafoam cone and with different color green yo yo's pinned them on the cone with little pearls and made a christmas tree. Now that I think about it a red wreath would be great. Also they purchased styrafoam eggs and covered them with pastels and put them in a basket or glass bow. Hows that? Good luck. Jean

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    You can make your own Yo-Yo pattern. Depending on how big you want it. Make a circle with a saucer, dinner plate or something round. That's your template.

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    The clover site has tons of little projects that are made with the yoyo makers. Try going there to check it out. www.clover.com

    p.s.) I went and checked out the site and they say that this size is mostly for embelishments.

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    This is the wallhanging I made, no printed pattern but from retreat.

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    Wow!

    What great ideas you all have (and some excellent links!) - I'm going to keep making these itty-bitty ones (already cut out the scrap fabric for them) and just tuck them away for a while.

    I'm sure inspiration will strike me eventually - or I might get time to check out all of those links!

    They are a great portable project - I made 3 waiting at the doctor's office yesterday!

    =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bailey's mom
    I am making a tablerunner with yo yo's as grapes for my kitchen. Just a thought!
    that sounds nice, do you have a pic?

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