Tuesday, February 22, 2011

What do you call a cross between...

...a fabric yo-yo and a hexagon?
Hexayo 1

Hexa-yo? Yo-yo-hex?

Hexayo 2

I don't know either, but they sure are cute!

10 comments:

TeawithFrodo said...

how about a "yexagon"

wishes, true and kind said...

Love it!

Mrs. Sew and Sew - Karen said...

You are sooooooo clever. Love it!

funkeymonkey22003 said...

I need to learn how to do these? any one have a link to a tutorial?
I love these "yexagons"

Miss Sews-it-all said...

Hey there funkeymonkey22003, I just cut large hexagons from fabric and sewed them up following the same directions as if I were stitching a round fabric yo-yo. Heather Bailey has an awesome fabric yo-yo tutorial right here: http://heatherbailey.typepad.com/photos/how_to_make_a_yoyo/index.html

Tinsel Fairy said...

Thank you so much Missey
xxx

Richardson said...

Love these they are the cutest, but how do you retain the hexi shape? I'm dieing to try it.

Thanks,
Vicki R
sunraesban@yahoo.com

Miss Sews-it-all said...

Hi Richardson, I cut the pieces in a hexagon shape, then sewed them up just like round yo-yo's. I pressed well before hand stitching together, and pressed after stitching, too. Give it a try!

md said...

Hi, Miss Sews-it-all - I'm so excited to find this - I've been trying to find information on a pretty old quilt - if that's what it is - made like this, and this is the first place I've found anything similar! I'm not a quilter, just came by this quilt when I had to clean out a friend's apartment. I'm pretty sure it was made by her Mom, and I'd guess that it's at least fifty years old. Anyone have any ideas on what would be the best thing to do with it?

Miss Sews-it-all said...

Hey there md, it sounds like you have a fabulous yo-yo quilt! Is it something that you are keeping, or is it going to be given back to the family? If you want to keep the quilt, treat it with care. You can easily look up care of quilts on the internet to find ways to gently care for the quilt. Best of luck to you! Erika