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How to Make a Yo-Yo Quilt

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Sew the Yo Yos Together
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The yo yos in the photograph are sewn closely together, with no visible gaps.

© Denice Marriette

Join the Yo Yos

  1. Arrange the yo yos into rows and experiment with the layout until you find one you like.

  2. Align two yo yos, gathered sides together. Take several whipstitches along one side, backstitching at the beginning and end of the seam to help secure it. Make a knot if you'd like.

  3. Repeat, adding more yo yos to finish the row. Attach rows together in the same way.

Yo yos can be sewn to a large piece of fabric, then sandwiched with batting and bound around the edges. Either quilt or tie the piece. You can also use the yo yos for dimensional applique. Apply yo yos to fabric with a blind stitch.

The closely sewn yo yos above are courtesy Denice Mariette.

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