Mad For Yo-Yo’s Quilt

by Vickie E
Mid-ohio quilter
• Spring Magic Charm Pack by April Cornell
• 2/3 yard border, binding & backing Spring Magic Trail Tulip sku # 35134 11
• 1/2 yard background Mill House Inn Clotted Cream sku# 20115 18
• Kyoto bamboo batting 21 X 21 inches
• Large Clover yo-yo maker
• Invisafil thread by Wonderfil

• cut background fabric 15.5 inches by 18.5 inches
• make 23 yo-yo’s with the large Clover yo-yo maker and 4 inch circles (charm squares work perfectly for these).
• Evenly space the yo-yo’s across the 18.5 inches.
• approximately 3.5 inches from one center of a yo-yo to the next.
• and 1.5 inches from the corners of the background.
• showing the center to center measurement.

•pin all 23 yo-yo’s in place.

• Using the invisifil thread and a buttonhole stitch, stitch around the outer edge of all the yo-yo’s

• it may look like this.

• Cut 2 the border fabrics 2 inches X WOF.

• Subcut the borders into (2) 18.5 strips
• and (2) 18 inch strips

• Add the 18.5 inch strips to the sides first

• then add the 18 strips to the top and bottom.
• Layer with batting, backing, and quilt with the invisifil thread
• bind with single fold binding
18.5 inch X 21 inch small quilt for a doll, back of an chair, table decor, wall hanging or room accent.


I started making yo-yo’s for my Candy Buttons Quilt and just kept going. I love to have projects to take with me for over lunch break, at doctors appointments etc. These were a perfect take along. Once I had the yo-yo’s made….the rest sewed together in a few hours! Including the quilting. While making the pictures for this tutorial I stumbled upon placing on the back of my newer IKEA chair…it’s as if it were made for it…and that’s where it will stay.

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0 comments on “Mad For Yo-Yo’s Quilt

  1. Beth says:

    I have this size yo-yo maker. Yay! I'll have to give this a try!

  2. Jackie says:

    Love this one too!!

  3. adorable. i never know what to do with yo-yo's. i may just give it a try.

  4. Brenda says:

    So darling. I have a yo yo maker I've never used – now's the time! P.S. Love your stippling.

  5. Deana says:

    Very cute. I love this!

  6. PunkiePie says:

    Love it! I have the large yo yo maker… courtesy of my other giveaway win… I'm going to try this one! I can make a cute litte quilt for the back of my new couch!

  7. dotti white says:

    Vickie…this is so sweet! I am anxious to give it a try. Tell me about the bamboo batting!

  8. This is a very cute idea for many different projects!

  9. fiberdoodles says:

    I just love yo-yo's! This looks like an easy and wonderful project. Thank you.


  10. Cyndi Walker says:

    Super cute Vickie! LOVE IT!

  11. What a fun quilt! I love yoyos. With this quilt you don't need to make a bunch to have a stunning finished quilt.

  12. jaybird says:

    so cute.. i need to start making some yo-yos!

  13. Bethany says:

    I think this will be new favorite way to use yo-yos!

  14. How adorable is that?! Thanks so much for the tutorial!

  15. Melvin says:

    I really enjoyed looking at all the new blogs and getting that inspiration from all the quilts that were shown.
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