4/28/18

AtoZ Challenge...YoYo Flower Maker

Not so long ago I stated I never wanted to make a YoYo quilt due to what a pain it is to cut out a kabillion circles, turn down an 1/8th of an inch edge, do a running stitch all around and finally...draw up the stitches to form the YoYo.

I still don't want to make a YoYo quilt, but I do want to make YoYo Flowers.  Especially since discovering Clover's Clever YoYo Maker.

Who knew making YoYo flowers would be so Easy Peasey!
Really...they are easy with the 2 piece plastic template/form which snaps together to hold the fabric in place.  I've been using my 1930's reproduction fabric scraps as well as small print scraps.  There are several options for making the center...#1 a stitched circle that pushes up through the center...or...#2 a button.  Since I have lots and lots of buttons...that's the option I've done the most of, so far.

This is my new 'Sit and Stitch' handwork while watching TV.  As you can see, Clover suggests using the flowers for making corsages, table runners, bags and so on.  I plan on using them on bags for sure, and my 'OverDoSue-ness' has kicked in with some ideas that will require making a Round YoYo. 
Do you think Clover was clever enough to make a Round YoYo Maker? 
Of course they were!!! 

2 comments:

  1. I didn't know YoYo quilts or flowers existed Sue - I am so ignorant of all things crafty - I've enjoyed being educated from this series (and your last one) Maybe one day some of your craft skills will rub off on me.

    Leanne | www.crestingthehill.com.au
    Y for You are Unique

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  2. I suspected "yo yo" would be your topic of the day, but the yo yo flower is certainly a surprise. They're so cute! Yes, I can see them hooked together as a runner or place mat and attached to your bags and aprons and such. Love the button for a center.

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