18 February 2008

Yo-Yo maker







I bought this today. A Clover "Quick Yo-Yo maker". I haven't sewn these for years and I have never used a template for them before. At first I thought it was too slow, but after using it a while I really like it. I am not one to measure things and with this little device you don't have to. Simply place the material between the templates, cut around them and sew through the ready make holes in the template. Draw in the cotton and voila - a dear neat little "yo-yo". I didn't even know they were called "yo-yo's".
Now - what to do with them - keep on making them and maybe they will become a quilt!! ??












This is what the large circles look like - they aren't very large though - 4.5cm diameter.
I also bought a small flower template. I haven't tried that one yet. They come in hearts too, but they were out of stock.

More fun than housework on a hot day.

6 comments:

2paw said...

I have seen those but wasn't sure if they were any good. I might have a go. I have always called them Suffolk Puffs. I think that is the British/Australian name, and the Americans call them Yoyos!!!

Chris H said...

How cute, my mum and grandma used to make them!

Zanna, travelling tart, back home in Central Queensland said...

Must admit I've never seen these before and not sure what they are - what do you do with them? You're so good at finding these interesting crafty things. Z xx

Wanna_B_slimmer said...

I had made cushions for my couch using yoyos... but it had a calico backing with a fabric border then on the calico you hand stitched a grid to have 9 squares... then sewed a yoyo in each one using contrasting buttons in the centre of each one... they were very effective...

Em said...

I must live under a rock ...have never heard of them or seen them for that matter...look forward to seeing what you make from them ..

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