Tool School with Steve Butler “Quick” Yo-Yo Maker

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What is it? – Chances are either you or someone you know has a box full of fabric yo-yo’s under the bed or in a closet. And chances are either you made them or they were given to you by your grandmother or an aunt. It’s surprising how many people tell the same story. But why do so many people make fabric yo-yo’s? The answer is actually very simple. It’s FUN! Sit down in a comfy chair, grab a handful of fabric scraps and get your creativity flowing. Colors, patterns, shapes, textures, it’s all up to you. And you end up with a bunch of gorgeous little fabric medallions that can be formed into any number of accessories for home or wardrobe. But how do you make them? Old school uses the lid of an oatmeal container or an orange juice can as a template. The more modern, technologically enhanced method uses a discarded CD as a template. Either way, templates make sure the yo-yo’s are consistent in size and shape. But it’s not just the size and shape that matters. The stitches around the edge of your fabric must be consistent too. If the seam allowance varies, so will the shape. Also, too many small stitches and your yo-yo’s won’t close properly. What to do? Always the creative companion, Clover has developed Quick Yo-Yo templates that will enable you to create with reckless abandon.

What does it do? – Creativity happens at the speed of thought. Consistently spacing stitches a quarter inch apart with a quarter inch seam allowance is a little more tedious. Clover’s Quick Yo-Yo templates take away all of the guess work. Perfect yo-yo’s every time.

  • Quick Yo-Yo makers are sturdy, two-piece plastic templates. Simply capture the fabric between the two discs and trim the excess. Take a threaded needle sequentially through the perforations in the template to produce evenly spaced stitches at an exact seam allowance for perfect gathers.
  • Quick Yo-Yo makers are provided in several cools shapes and sizes. The more traditional round yo-yo’s come in five sizes from extra small to jumbo. Hearts and flowers come in two sizes each. There are also two sizes each in both butterflies and shamrocks. Lots of shapes and lots of sizes. Up to you how you put them together.

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Tool School Kanzashi Flower Maker with Steve Butler

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What is it? – How do you make a Kanzashi flower? Place a piece of fabric in the template, fold it closed, trim around the edges, take a threaded needle through the holes in numerical order, open the template and pull the thread tight. Petal complete. Repeat four more times and your flower is done. Could not be easier and no heavy equipment required. With all of the different sizes and shapes of Kanzashi Flower Maker templates and the vast and always changing selection of fabric patterns, colors and textures available to you, your creative potential is virtually unlimited.

What does it do? – Clover’s Kanzashi Flower Maker templates take all of the guesswork and tedious technique out of the equation. Each flower is completed easily, precisely and quickly and that allows you to concentrate all of your effort on the creative process.

•Size – Kanzashi Flower Maker templates come in three sizes. Large flowers are approximately 3 inches across, small flowers are approximately 2 inches across and extra small flowers are about 1 1/2 inches across. Select whichever size meets your requirements or combine them for something truly unique.

•Shape – Kanzashi Flower Maker templates come in five distinct petal shapes. Round, pointed, gathered, daisy and orchid. You can select the flower shape or type to fit your fabric design or project shape. The possibilities are endless.

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Learn how to make a Kanzashi flower by watching this video

Solving Problems at the Pressing Station Seminar

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The Sewing & Stitchery Expo has something for every sewing and quilting enthusiast and sew much more!

Attend quality educational SEMINARS taught by national teachers, be inspired at the STYLE SHOWS showcasing the latest fashions, and SHOP from more than 400 booths to find everything for sewing: fabrics, notions, specialty yarns, threads, patterns, books, machine embroidery designs, home décor items and the list goes on!

You will be surrounded by creativity and inspiration at each step! This ANNUAL event is not to be missed.

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Come see Clover at Sew Expo Booth 937 & 939 and attend Joan Hawley’s Seminar, Solving Problems at the Pressing Station…  

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