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Old 01-26-2011, 09:09 PM   #1
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Heart Yo Yo's - I'm in Love!

Saw these cute little fabric Yo Yo's on Mish Mash's blog. Dashed right out to Joann's and got a trusty little Clover Yo Yo maker. I've been making these darling little things for a couple of days. Here are 3 on a card:
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Those are so cute! Are they made out of fabric?
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too cute, I have piles of those things intending to use them on cards someday...
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A very good friend's mother made him a queen sized quilt using just those. Each yo yo was done by hand, then sewn together. Then she took and backed the quilt to help to give it stability.

I have a yo yo quilt that isn't backed and I use it as a table cloth on our dining room table.

I can't imagine making enough of those to put together as a quilt.

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very cute!
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Bugga what size yo yo maker are you using for those? How long a piece of ribbon to you need?
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I remember Yo-yo's!! Don't you start with a fabric circle? Can you cut those with Nesties or a sizzix die?
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I remember Yo-yo's!! Don't you start with a fabric circle? Can you cut those with Nesties or a sizzix die?
I can remember crafting with yoyos about 12 years ago when my kids were little. We made Christmas ornaments and yoyo flowers for their holiday store. I guess they are back "in" now that fabric and sewing is hot again. Yes, just cut out circles -BS die are perfect because you get a great circle and can do 6 layers at the same time. I used the SU scallop circle die (the larger one that has 2 circles) and it worked great. You just hand stitch around the outside, pull together and add a button.
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Kim, thanks for great directions!! You make it sound so easy!! Thank you!!
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Very very, different, love them. Thanks for the tip and the idea!
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Bugga what size yo yo maker are you using for those? How long a piece of ribbon to you need?
Su, they are made from little scraps of leftover sewing fabric, not ribbon. You can make them by cutting out little circles and gathering all around, but I found a wonderful tutorial for using the Clover Yo Yo maker that is so much easier and faster.

They sell the Clover Yo Yo maker in several sizes at Joann's and probably other stores, too. You can find it in the quilting section. They cost around $5 or $6, but I used a coupon.

The Yo Yo's on my card are about 1" in diameter, and I used the Small Yo Yo maker. Here is the great tutorial with pics:

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I love Yo-Yo's. I made a throw pillow top with them in junior high soooo many years ago. That was a lot of work. I can't imagine how long it takes to make a quilt out of them, but they were really popular in the 70's.
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Su, they are made from little scraps of leftover sewing fabric, not ribbon. You can make them by cutting out little circles and gathering all around, but I found a wonderful tutorial for using the Clover Yo Yo maker that is so much easier and faster.

They sell the Clover Yo Yo maker in several sizes at Joann's and probably other stores, too. You can find it in the quilting section. They cost around $5 or $6, but I used a coupon.

The Yo Yo's on my card are about 1" in diameter, and I used the Small Yo Yo maker. Here is the great tutorial with pics:

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oh i see, at first glance it looked like the wide striped ribbon SU is selling.
they are cute. thanks.
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Default Sizzix scalloped square yo-yo flowers

I got caught in a jam where I needed flowers in specific colors that I did not have. I had lots of the Jo-ann's six inch organza rolls in the colors I needed to use but no flowers. I had seen this thread (thank you buggainok!) and it gave me an idea. Using the scalloped square I cut the organza ribbon and used the small Clover yo-yo maker to make my flowers. The attachments give an example.
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love how they came out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!HUGS!

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Thank you! Everyone was pleased with the end product (yellow and green with bronzed accents) and I have a few requests for small spring wreaths to make. This could be profitable in the end!
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I got caught in a jam where I needed flowers in specific colors that I did not have. I had lots of the Jo-ann's six inch organza rolls in the colors I needed to use but no flowers. I had seen this thread (thank you buggainok!) and it gave me an idea. Using the scalloped square I cut the organza ribbon and used the small Clover yo-yo maker to make my flowers. The attachments give an example.
Those look great! I wouldn't have thought to use squares. Good work.
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Thank you Bugga in OK, thank you most of all for the inspiration.
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I have been working on a yo-yo table runner for a long time. Just here and there. I cut my circles with my Big shot.

Fun!

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WE stayed in a B & B in Shipshawana that had a decorative shower curtain (one-third width) that was made out of yo-yos with a plain white backing. There was also a waterproof shower curtain that you actually closed to shower. But the decorative curtain was oh, so cute. Loved it!
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Did you see on that link that they have flower shaped yoyo makers in 2 sizes ti make flower shaper yoyos?
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Back in the mid-80s Provo Craft used to sell pkgs of all sorts of sizes of yo-yos! They were so fun to use and the pkgs contained about one dz so you had plenty to work with. I keep thinking my friend made hers by cutting various sizes of circles, then machine-sewing a basting stitch about 1/4 or so in from the edges, and gatheirng them to create her yo-yo. I think I recall she used button centers and made them into flowers. Can't quite remember for sure. Speaking of yo-yos, does anybody remember that song from the 70's that the Osmond Brothers sang--Just Like a Yo-Yo? I think that was one of the funniest "love" songs I've ever heard! Heehee!
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i love using yos yos on my stuff too! been using them for years.
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Being the GREAT seamstress that I am (not) I think I could handle this. Thanks for reminding me of these pretty little projects. Great idea for a class. Thanks for blessing my day.
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I made a clown with the arms and legs made from yo-yos in high school. I graduated in 1965, I wonder what ever happened to that clown.
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I made a clown with the arms and legs made from yo-yos in high school. I graduated in 1965, I wonder what ever happened to that clown.
I remember seeing those clowns! For yrs, like sock moneys which still are, they were popular!
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When I was in jr high or high school in the late 70's-early 80's, our neighbor asked my mom & me to come in and see the yo-yo bedspread she had just finished. I fell in love with that look and had grand plans to make one of my own. Thirty years later I still have dozens of finished yo-yo's and probably close to a hundred 3" calico circles! I've made a couple of small table runners, but never thought about using them for cards. They'd be great on scrapbook pages, too. Bright colors for playful kids' pages, muted colors with vintage photos... Very versatile. Thanks for getting us all thinking!
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i love it that yo-yos are making a come back, when i was a teen, Mom made me a quilt with them, it has over 1000 yo-yo's! i still treasure it today, in fact it is on the futon in my craftroom.

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I got caught in a jam where I needed flowers in specific colors that I did not have. I had lots of the Jo-ann's six inch organza rolls in the colors I needed to use but no flowers. I had seen this thread (thank you buggainok!) and it gave me an idea. Using the scalloped square I cut the organza ribbon and used the small Clover yo-yo maker to make my flowers. The attachments give an example.
oh how pretty! hmm...i have the die........maybe i will try them!
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For those who don't want to make them you can by them prepackaged at Joann's too.
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I have my yo yo quilt on my dining room table as a table cloth! The one I use there isn't backed so you can see the wooden table too!

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Did you see on that link that they have flower shaped yoyo makers in 2 sizes ti make flower shaper yoyos?
They come in butterflies too!!
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Your YoYo card is adorable! Now maybe I have something else I can make with scrap pieces of fabric! Thank you for sharing your idea!!!
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Who has the site with the good layers for cuttlebug when using other dies
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In the UK we usually call them Suffolk Puffs. They're a must for any member of the Women's Institute! I have made dozens since I joined and they make fab brooches, hairclips and headbands. One member has mide teeny tiny ones and stitched them together for a blanket for a dolls' house bed!
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