yo-yo center piece

fabric yo-yo centerpiece

Alright, today I'm showing off a little centerpiece I've been working on over the last two weeks. It was a bit time consuming, but I've had this on my to-do list for quite some time now.  So it was time to finally make it.

Upon visiting the history museum in my hometown last year,  I came upon an old pioneer blanket made of these cute little yo-yo's.  I loved the look of it, so when I got back to Utah, I sat down and figured out how to make them.  I even wrote a tutorial in which, I unknowingly called them "pinwheels".   I had no idea they were called "yo-yo's" until about a month ago.

Apparently, some one out there makes a yo-yo maker.  I'm not sure how helpful it is because these are seriously so easy to make without anything but fabric, thread, and a needle.   Check out my tutorial here.

fabric yo-yo centerpiece


  1. That is really cute! I'm impressed that you just saw it at the museum and figured out how to make them. I probably wouldn't even think to attempt that.

  2. It's beautiful! I love it :)

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  3. Very cute idea!!! At this old anitque store I saw someone make an entire quilt from these- I imagine this took quite a long time, cant even begin to imagine what the blanket took! I love this idea though!!

  4. that's an awesome idea using old clothes :)

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