144 Yo Yo’s Hanging on the Wall
November 15, 2007 § 7 Comments
Always late to the party, I just recently fell into the rabbit hole of Yo Yo’s. Last year everyone was doing it. Well, now that Clover has such a nifty tool to make it even easier to make a Yo Yo, I finally gave in and joined the party.
144 Yo Yo’s is approximately how many I need to make a 6-foot garland to hang somewhere around the house for Christmas. I have a lot more to go!
I’ve also decided that the winner of the Christmas Tree Skirt Drawing will get a Clover Yo Yo Maker. They are available in many sizes, but this one is the perfect size for Charm Packs. Winner will be announced tomorrow…
Here’s how it works:
1. Place your fabric face down onto the tool.
2. Line up a nob on the bottom half to the line on the top half and snap into place. This lines up the holes.
3. Trim fabric to 1/8-inch from the edge of the tool.
4. Make a Heather Bailey Knot in your thread. Pushing the raw edge of the fabric under, sew up through the right-side hole and down through the left-side hole. The thread will lay nicely in that open space.
5. Continue all the way around, stitching through the first pair of holes again. Snap the top-half out of the bottom-half.
6. Remove the fabric from the plastic disk. Pull thread to tighten and secure with a knot.
Viola! A completed Yo Yo. Tips…
* * I used hand quilting thread for extra strength.
* * The closer to the edge that you sew up and down, the smaller the center hole will be.