Sunday, September 18, 2022

Queen of Gadgets Blog Hop


I'm happy to be participating in another fun hop, this time hosted by Carol from Just Let Me Quilt.

Here's the list of today's participants:


I didn't have any problem deciding which sewing gadget I would use for this hop. I just adore fabric yoyos, and love using the Clover YoYo Makers. I've made many, many, many yoyo projects over the years. I'll share some of those with you before showing you what I created for this hop.

I've made Pillows:

Pumpkins and Pears:

Table Runner and Wall Hanging:

If you look on the lower right-hand side of my blog, you'll see the projects I've had published. There are several yoyo projects there as well. And finally, I've made a couple of yoyo projects for other blog hops, and those free patterns can be found at these links:

I primarily use two sizes of the Clover YoYo Makers; Small and Large. 
The final size of a small yoyo is 30mm or 1.18 inches.
The final size of a large yoyo is 45mm or 1.77 inches.
For my new project, I used the Small size.

And here's my project, a wool felt and cotton YoYo Pincushion. It can be made exclusively from cotton too, if desired.
The pincushion has twenty small yoyos, and measures 5.5" x 7" inches. I filled it with crushed walnuts shells, but you can also use the stuffing of your choice. Since I made it from wool felt, (with cotton yoyos), I made a cotton inner unit to house the crushed walnut shells. This wouldn't be necessary if making the whole pincushion from cotton fabric.

The FREE pattern can be found here, if you'd like to make one for yourself!


I love to read your comments, and will reply via email unless you are a "No Reply Blogger."

Finally, be sure to visit everyone participating in this fun hop!