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's as if it were made for it...and that's where it will stay.


Beth said...

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

Jackie said...

Love this one too!!

mandylifeboats said...

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

rachel griffith said...

too cute!!!

Pat said...

Love it!

Brenda said...

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

Deana said...

Very cute. I love this!

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PunkiePie said...

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!

dotti white said...

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

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

This is a very cute idea for many different projects!

fiberdoodles said...

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


Cyndi Walker said...

Super cute Vickie! LOVE IT!

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

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

jaybird said...

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

Bethany said...

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

Patty said...

Very cute!

thestitchinchicken said...

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

Melvin said...

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