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I never was very good with a yo yo as a kid. There were times I could get it to go up and down for awhile but I never could do any tricks. And before lone I would have it spinning at the bottom of it’s string needing to be wound up again. These little fellows on the other hand I can do. Up and down I go with my needle and thread and quick as a wink I pull it all tight and wha la I have a cute little yo yo.

Until recently I would just cut out circles to make these sweet things. But if you will remember in my Santa Baby letter I requested a yo yo maker. Now my Santa is not real good at getting the things I request at the quilt shop. He is afraid he will get the wrong thing so he buys a gift card to insure I get precisely what I want. So armed with my gift card and coupons I headed for JoAnn’s. Lucky me all quilting notions were 40%off and I had a coupon that took an additional 20%off. I bought a few things for the guild and these little fellows.

They make yo yo making a breeze. I had the yo yo’s I needed for this quilt done in a snap. I’ve got them all sewn on and I’m hoping today to sandwich and start quilting it. Yeah, I’m that much closer to getting another of my PhD’s done!

Hope you have a happy day with a little time for sewing:)


  • Karen says:

    I never was very good with a yo-yo either. I like to watch someone who can do all the tricks with one.

  • Connie says:

    A lady at the quilt shop were i did work gave me a whole set of yo yo makers, she is a very good friend also. And your quilt is beautiful! HAPPY SEWING

  • Julia says:

    I could never yo-yo either Em..
    Your quilt is gorgeous..happy quilting..
    Julia ♥

  • Needled Mom says:

    These yo yos are so much easier to make with the templates. I was absolutely amazed at how easy and perfect they were.

  • Connie says:

    Just love you quilt in your header. Thanks for your comment. I'm trying to do machine free hand quilting on the valentine table runner. Have a good night. HAPPY STITCHING!

  • hetty says:

    I love those yo yo makers. Your quilt is lovely!

  • Joyce says:

    I got one of those yoyo makers last summer and was amazed how easy they are to use. Perfect yoyos every time. Love the quilt!

  • audreypawdrey says:

    I haven't tried one, but I think I might need to! The quilt is gorgeous!

  • Nanette Merrill says:

    That quilt is darling. I love the abstractness of the blocks. And gift cards rule!

  • Lynn says:

    I have one of those yo-yo thingys – I really need to get it out and try making some now. Wonderful quilt, is the border appliqued? I love the scrappy blocks.

  • Myra says:

    Wow! What a great day for JoAnne's if you are getting that kind of savings! Good for you Em! 😎

    You sound like you are well on a roll with your PhDs! Kudos to you! 😎

    Happy stitchings!

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