Latest creation..yo-yo table runner

sweets98March 17, 2007

This is what I have worked on this week. I wanted a change from my dark rag quilt runner and so I started this. I wanted something bright and simple for spring and summer.

I thought it would go faster than it did because I started out making such large yo-yo's for the center but it still took a lot of work and more fabric than I expected. I JUST had enough!

I just got the collander antique shopping a week ago and I was trying to find the perfect place for it for now and I guess the center of the table is good enough. :)

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Oh I wish I could see it close up!! I love Yo Yo's. It does look beautiful.


    Bookmark   March 17, 2007 at 12:58PM
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Your table runner is beautiful Sweets and I love that colander, fantatic color. My sis took a colander and filled it with deer moss, separated the moss in the middle a bit and inserted a faux flower plant. P.S. Love your dining area table and benchs.


    Bookmark   March 17, 2007 at 3:13PM
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Beautiful!I have never seen a table runner made from yo yos, very clever idea, bet you will be makeing them for all the holidays, the colander is the perfect touch!
Happy Crafting

    Bookmark   March 18, 2007 at 8:37AM
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I took a picture of it from above yesterday. I guess I just never got around to posting it here..

Sal, thanks for the compliments. The first time I walked into my FIL and step-MIL's house I saw their table and knew I found the table I would just die to have! About a year later, Ames had them on sale for $188. DH and I put it on layaway and got it a few months later, right before all the Ames stores shut down. This poor table looked like H#LL until New Years. It was pine and had a crappy finish and it just showed everything and didn't look clean. I refinished it two days before New Years..not the best idea..but I LOVE it now. I was covering it all up with a table cloth for so long that it's nice to get to enjoy the table with just a runner!

oddie, I actually saw an all white yo-yo runner with a crocheted edge in The Country House catalog about 3 years ago. I saved that catalog to show my Gram because I knew she had been working on a bag of yo-yo's for some time but we never saw what these things looked like assembled! About a year later, I started making my own. I have wanted to make that runner for the longest time but I either was doing something else or didn't have enough fabric. This isn't exactly like that one but it was my attempt at my own. I don't like following patterns at all. I go with whatever I want to do!

    Bookmark   March 18, 2007 at 9:41AM
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Your yo yo table runner turned out beautiful! I love your table and benches too. I just might have to try the runner in colored yo yos to match our decor. :o)

    Bookmark   March 18, 2007 at 10:34AM
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The lighter color really gives it a unique quality, and it works so well for this time of year.

    Bookmark   March 19, 2007 at 4:06PM
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It is realy lovely thanks for sharing

    Bookmark   March 21, 2007 at 11:19PM
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Where do i find patterns for yo yo crafts. I have a bunch of yo yo's made up.

    Bookmark   July 21, 2012 at 2:17PM
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It's been 5 years since I posted this so I was a little surprised when I got a message in my email about this post! lol I haven't posted here in YEARS...

Try looking around ebay or etsy or other sites for yo-yo crafts....Search on Google images for more ideas.. I mostly just came up with stuff off the top of my head and occasionally used others ideas for inspiration.


    Bookmark   July 24, 2012 at 12:02PM
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