Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Yo-Yo Coasters

Hello, lovely friends!
I hope your week is going well and you are enjoying the Autumn days.
I wanted to share with you some yo-yo coasters I made a while ago.
If you have been following my blog for a while 
than you know I love using fabric yo-yo's for all kinds of things :)


I have these coasters out in my living room to use for setting drinking glasses on,
but they look cute anywhere and for anything.




To make some fabric yo-yo's you will need several 3.5 x 3.5 -inch circles.


Fold the edge in and sew a running stitch along the edge 
with a sewing needle and matching thread.


Once you are done sewing pull the thread and tie a knot
and you should have a nice circular yo-yo.


To attach the yo-yo's for a coaster you will need to put two yo-yo's right sides together.


Hand sew a small area to attach the yo-yo's together.
Continue doing this until you have attached 7 yo-yo's together to form a flower shape.


And voila! You should have a lovely yo-yo coaster :)
Once you are done you may want to lightly press it with an iron.


I also made a yo-yo doily by making the coaster bigger.


And it works great as a potholder for serving dishes.


Have a splendid day, friends!
Thanks for stopping by.

31 comments:

Julie Corbisiero said...

Hi Stephanie, I love the coaster and hot pads you made! I love anything yo yo and I made yo yo garlands that I use on my Christmas tree! I made them so many years ago way and love decorating with them for the holidays! Thanks for sharing and enjoy the rest of the week. It is so cold here and I'm not ready for it. Julie

Sarah said...

Stephanie,

What a terrific idea! I love fabric yo-yos too. Last year I made a little wreath ornament from yo-yos that I hung in my window.

-Sarah

Maggie Ann said...

These are so cheery and I can see how they would also absorb condensation from glasses. I've so many projects going right now...=) but its all wonderful when accomplished! Have a sweet day...

Miss Val's Creations said...

These are adorable! I love how you put the yo-yos together!

Magnolia Tea said...

Your yo-yo coasters are adorable. I like the idea of using them for a hotpad on the table, also. I've never done yo-yos before but always thought I'd make a small quilt for the sofa with them..someday. lol

Shoregirl said...

What a cute way to use your colorful yo-yos! I've made several different things with them before -- table runner, pumpkins, etc. Fun! Fun!

Debbie Harris said...

I absolutly love those yo yo's!

Beautiful my dear!

Blessings to you

kitty said...

Ooh, another adorable idea from sweet, crafty Stephanie! I love yo yo's and this makes such a cute gift. xo

Beatrice Euphemie said...

These are so creative, Stephanie - I would have never thought to use yo-yo's in this way! I love your choice of fabrics, too. What a great idea - thanks for sharing! Hope you are having a lovely week. Hugs xo Karen

Mindy Whipple said...

Cute craft idea - you are very handy with needle and thread friend!

Hope said...

Hi Stephanie,

I like the simplicity of this design. And everyone can use a coaster!

:)Hope

Vicky Hunt said...

I love yo-yos and your coasters and hot pads are super sweet. I made a bunch years ago for Christmas ornaments...and still make them occasionally to decorate something. Thanks for sharing yours...:)

Blessings, Vicky
Life On Willie Mae Lane

Natalie said...

These are so sweet, Stephanie! Years ago our Ladies Ministry made a Yo-Yo quilt, it was beautiful. Blessings!!

living from glory to glory said...

Dear Friend... Now I have never made any of these, I really have been missing out. These would be perfect to use up some scrap material. I have been trying to get some Christmas gifts sewn and bought this week. It was 75 degrees here today. Hope to try my hand at this project maybe this weekend.
Blessings!!!! Roxy

Denise said...

Very nice.

Kat White said...

Hi Stephanie those are lovely little flower shaped yo yo coasters. What a cute idea. I always wondered if it my cup would sit flat and if I would spill my drink if I made coasters from yo-yo's. You let me know? I am just a klutz. I made a yo-yo dresser scarf, can I say how sweet it is, it looks so victorian. LOVE! I love yo-yo things, You can crochet yo-yo things too. Look into that as well. :) Take care sweet thing. Hugs

SarahGeorge said...

These are so beautiful Stephanie!. You are one amazing crafter I've seen :). Much love to you friend:)

JES said...

I just made some coasters a few days ago myself :) But, I like the idea of the YO-YO potholder… Mine are getting a bit worn out for when company come over… Thanks for this idea!!!

Danni@SiloHillFarm said...

How cute and easy! I learned to make yo-yo's when I was young and first learning to hand sew. I wonder where those yo-yo's are now?!

Conniecrafter said...

These are so cute, I have been thinking what to make my girlfriend for her upcoming birthday, I think you have given me a great idea ;)

Anne said...

I haven't done yo-yo's in a while. Cute, cute idea!
Blessings and have a good day!

donna said...

Stephanie your coasters and hot pads look great. Yo Yo's are so much fun to make. I love yours.
Hugs
donna

Amy said...

Hi There Stephanie! How are you?

Wow, now I have never seen this kind of craft! They are so cute!

I like coming up with new crafty ideas and I think I might have to try these. Now, do you think this is a good project for beginner sewers, cause I am learning now :)

Such a true inspiration you are.

Blessings,
Amy

Simply Linda said...

Love it!! Sorry I have not been visiting lately..just been kinda up to my neck with Liam. Lovely idea you posted. Blessings

momof3girls said...

I love yo-yos! My grandmother used to sit and sew them all the time. She would decorate the front of throw pillows with them. Every time I see a yo-yo I think of her. Your creations are beautiful! I think I might have to copy you. :)

Delvalina said...

My mom used to make these :)
Everything always turns good by your hands sweet sister.
I miss talking to you hehe :D

Love, Eva

Jazzmin said...

These are so lovely! I love the creative and pretty addition these would definitely be to a kitchen or on a coffee table or wherever you need a coaster. And it's so neat that you can make them however large to be something bigger, like a potholder, too.

Always love seeing your delightful projects, dear friend! The fabrics you chose are so pretty also, and I can imagine how fun it would be to think of combinations with different types of calico and fabrics to use.

I hope you are having a wonderful week, Stephanie! I am thinking of you and hoping all is blessed with you and your family!

Huge hugs,
Jazzmin :)

J said...

Yo-yos are wonderful, but what a goofy name! I love their old fashioned flower garden look. I have made them to use as accents on quilted projects. They are a little tedious to make, but so pretty when stitched together like yours are!
Happy Thanksgiving, Stephanie!

Jen said...

Those are so beautiful, Stephanie! I've always wanted to learn how to do yo-yo's, and I haven't yet looked up any tutorials, but I was afraid it would be super complicated! But your tutorial here is so eloquent, and makes it look super easy! Thank you for sharing, and for the pictures.
I'm a huge fan of the colors you chose as well. ;)

Hope you're having a wonderful week as well! :)

camp and cottage living said...

I love yo-yo's.
I hadn't thought of using them for coasters-great idea!

forgetmenots blue said...

What a great idea must give these a go! x

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