My mom originally taught me how to make them, but my interest was refreshed by the multiple projects using them on CO+K. My mother's grandmother began a yo-yo quilt before she died, and my mother added to it some, over the years. I'm pretty sure it's been damaged by living in the laundry room, and I originally considered adding my own chunk of yo-yos to it. But now, I'm thinking of making a whole new one, for my own daughter. I have a couple of jersey knit fabrics, one petal pink, the other white with Scotties and red hearts all over it. My daughter's obsession with the Wizard of Oz has inspired me to use the Scotties as Toto, and start hunting up some blue and white gingham, maybe some balloon patterned fabric, shiny green, patterned yellow, and anything else that seems to fit the many cool things that make up the merry old land of Oz. I've always wanted to learn traditional quilting, but as I've stated many times, I don't own a sewing machine, nor do I have a clue how to use one. Yo-yos are so simple and quickly made. I would love to see yo-yo quilts become a cool fad, once again. Thrift store fabric finds are perfect for this project, that's where I bought my Scotties and pink fabrics, a blanket sized piece each, for around 50 cents apiece.
I feel ignorant! What's a yo-yo?
You cut a circle of cloth, then do a straight-stitch along the edge, all the way around, pull the thread tight(like a draw string bag). Then you flatten it, and you can stitch several together at the sides, for instance, like for a quilt. Look them up in projects on here, you'll find a bunch of projects.
Are you talking about those little fabric button thingies that are sort of drawn up/bunched in a circle and perfectly flat? Also feel ignorant T.T =P
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