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Fabric Yo-Yo Quilts and Doilies date back to the depression times when every inch of fabric was used and nothing was wasted. Today, they are handmade and used as room decorations, quilts, pillows, and more. This project is completely made by hand sewing.


Free Christmas Sewing Project:

How to Make a Christmas Fabric Yo-Yo Doily (fabric lacy mat)

You will Need:
small scraps of red, cream, and green cotton fabric
basic sewing needs

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How to sew a Christmas fabric doily.

Gather up some Christmas homespun's and calico fabrics.

Make yourself a yo-yo pattern from a circle.  I used the pin cushion shown in the photo.

Since everything is red and green for Christmas, I decided to make a red and cream color yo-yo doily.

Pin and cut 16 circles of different color fabrics from your pattern.

Make one yo-yo at a time. 

They are very easy to make.  Thread a needle and knot the end.  Do a simple quick running stitch on the edge of the circle as shown in the photo.

Once you have gone all the way around the circle, pull the threads and you will see the edges of the yo-yo come up, just like the photo.
How to sew a fabric doily. Continue pulling up the threads and knot the end to hold your yo-yo in place.  With your fingers adjust the yo-yo so that the circle looks nice and even.
How to sew a fabric doily mat. Do this to all 16 circles until you have 16 yo-yos.

Arrange them in the order you want them for your doily.  Press them flat.

Begin hand sewing one to another on the back of the yo-yo by simply tacking them together with little stitches as shown in the photo.
Learn to sew a Christmas yo-yo doily. Do this to all 16 until they are all sewn together. 

Your Christmas yo-yo doily is done.  Show it or give it to a person who lived through the depression and they will appreciate it greatly.

Happy Stitchin'



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