New Heart and Flower Shaped Yo-Yo Makers from Clover Needlecraft

Lazies, I’m excited to announce that we’ll be seeing SIX new Clover Yo-Yo Makers (from Clover Needlecraft) coming this June! Clover is introducing flower and heart shape Yo-Yo Makers, in two sizes each. And even more sizes, extra small and extra large, of the already fabulous round Yo-Yo Makers.

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Corsage made using the ‘large’ size Flower Yo-Yo Maker.
(Nope, I didn’t make this.)

I received an advance set of the new shapes and sizes to play with so I would be prepared for Quilt Market in early May. I think I’ll be demonstrating the new Clover Yo-Yo Makers in the Clover booth – woohoo! If you will be attending Quilt Market, stop by and give them a try.

Flower Yo-Yo Makers:
The flower is a five-petal cutie, and comes in large and small.
Small is just under 1 1/2″ across at the widest point, the large is just about 1 3/4″. These are the sizes of the finished yo-yos, not the size of the tool shown below.

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Large Flower Yo-Yo Maker.

Heart Yo-Yo Makers:
The heart shape is tooooooo cute and my personal favorite, available in both large and small.  Let me tell you – I love the heart shaped Yo-Yo maker. Oh just you wait until you get your hands on these!

The small is about 1 1/4″ across at the widest point, large is 1 3/4″. Again, these are the sizes of the finished yo-yos. The red tool shown below is the large size, the pink is the small.

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Round Yo-Yo Makers:
And last, but not least, two new sizes for the round yo-yo’s. I posted about the original two sizes back in November here.

The small, shown in blue, is just 3/4″ across. The large, shown in yellow, finishes to somewhere between 2 1/4″ and 2 1/2″. These are finished yo-yo sizes.

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Each Yo-Yo Maker tool has two parts, a tray and a disc. The disc fits into the tray, sandwiching a piece of fabric between the two pieces. Well, I found another use for the tray.

I discovered that the tray for the heart shaped maker has a heart shaped cut out in the center. The cut-out heart is the same size as a finished yo-yo made from that tool. You can see a faint outline of the cut-out in the photo of the red heart tool above.

You can see through the tray, so place it on an item (fabric, bag, etc.), slide it to where you want to place the finished yo-yo, outline the hole with a marking tool, then sew a finished yo-yo in place. Perfect placement!

The tray can also help determine which part of a fabric will end up on the ‘front’ of the finished yo-yo. This is something I wondered about while using a fabric with a large print.

Since the hole in the tray is the size of the finished yo-yo, and it’s in the center of the try, that means the hole shows the exact fabric that will end up on the back of the finished yo-yo. And the rest of the tray (the non-hole part) shows the fabric that will end up on the front of the finished yo-yo.

I haven’t checked all of the trays for a similar size marking or holes, but I did find it on the original large orange Yo-Yo Maker, the new extra large round tool and I think one other. Simply make a yo-yo, then see if it fits the hole in the tray or matches some other marking, outline, or raised ridge line on the tray. If so, you’ve got a built in template of the finished yo-yo, handy for placement and fabric selection.

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Look at this scrumptious cutie. Embellishment detail on a scarf made using the ‘small’ size Flower Yo-Yo Maker.
(Nope, I didn’t make this one either.)

These Yo-Yo Makers are too much fun. And the new shapes are just adorable. Clover has more projects using yo-yos made from these fabulous tools. I’ll post more when I receive them.

I don’t have product item numbers or pricing. Clover told me these should be available sometime in June.

Images courtesy of Clover Needlecraft.

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20 Responses to “New Heart and Flower Shaped Yo-Yo Makers from Clover Needlecraft”

  1. Pam — April 15, 2007 @ 2:18 pm

    Will you be demo’ing these and will there be samples? Because I am all over those flowers. See you there! In the Clover booth?

  2. Lillian — April 16, 2007 @ 8:38 am

    I followed the link to the clover site and couldn’t find the flower yo you maker. Can you please post a link where to purchase?
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    Hi Lillian,
    The new tools are not available yet. They should be available late June or early July and I’ll post info at that time.
    Joan

  3. Caitlin O'Connor — April 17, 2007 @ 6:46 am

    MUST HAVE NEW TOOLS!! Omg, I am in SUCH tool- lust with these new heart and flower shapes – I’m going to start bothering the local shops NOW to make sure I can get a set! Thanks! SQUEEEE!!!

  4. Beckie — April 21, 2007 @ 7:47 pm

    Where is the quilt market at ? I hope I am not being dumb.
    Beckie
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    Hi Beckie,
    Quilt Market is in Salt Lake City in early May. You can see details at http://www.quilts.com. Quilt Market is a wholesale trade show and is not open to the public.
    Joan

  5. Elaine — May 21, 2007 @ 7:21 pm

    Joan,
    My projects will be alive with yo yos of all shapes!! Wonder how to attach them to a car- hmmm. Just kidding!!(I think). Cannot wait to buy them all!!!
    Hugs, Elaine

  6. Kerry — July 28, 2007 @ 6:54 pm

    Now that I have the Clover Heart and Flower (Lg) shapes. What can I do with them or is there a pattern of projects? Thank you

  7. Charlene — October 12, 2007 @ 2:10 am

    I have all the yo yo makers. I love the circle and heart ones and have no trouble making them. But I am struggling with the flower shaped ones. I’ve followed the directions carefully with limited success. Does anyone know of some tricks and tips that might help beyond the standard directions?

    Thanks, Charlene

  8. Becky Ice — October 23, 2007 @ 4:27 pm

    where can I purchase a yoyo maker?

    Thanks!

  9. Debbie Davis — November 24, 2007 @ 8:14 pm

    I was looking for a website to order a yo-yo maker and ran across the heart and flower yo-yo maker. So now I need to know where I can order all of them. Can you help? Thanks Debbie

  10. Debra Callaghan — February 21, 2008 @ 3:31 pm

    I have a pattern to make a yoyo clown and the yoyos are 5″. Is there a place to find the yoyo maker that large? I live in Phoenix

    Thanks so much
    Debra

  11. sherry — February 29, 2008 @ 6:56 pm

    hi there can you tell me if they make the yoyo’s bigger then the 60mm round or the 45mm flower yoyo’s i have hard time with my hands and need somthing a little bigger then those ones. thank you for any help thanks again sherry

  12. Mª Jesus Bernal — April 13, 2008 @ 4:41 am

    Necesitaria saber los distribuidores que hay en España, tengo un comercio de manualidades y quiero tenerlos para vender. gracias, saludos.
    MªJesus

  13. Myrtle — May 19, 2008 @ 11:52 am

    I just purchased the Glover flower yo yo maker. and I have a small problem with it. My flowers are not as distinguished as the picture looks. The back do not lay flat I have to sew the back flat in order for the flower to look like it has petals. I hope you can understand what I am saying . Now the heart one is just beautiful no problem at all. Can you help me .

  14. Beth — May 29, 2008 @ 10:13 pm

    To Myrtle..

    Are you stitching the inside in your flower yo-yo?? I have found that
    by first pulling the gathering string and securing it with several knots
    that makes the back a dainty gather in the center. Next I draw up
    the outside – sometimes as I gather I ease the stitches around by placing
    my finger in the petal area and using my finger to help shape each petal.
    I use hand quiliting thread and find that I only have to use a single thread.
    Hope this helps.

  15. Rona J Flaherty — April 15, 2010 @ 1:52 pm

    Dear Lazy girl….I make round yoyos by hand I now have the flower yoyo…purchased at Joannes this morning….I do not understand the directions….sorry to be so dense….will you have a blog SOON that shows where to start and then sew….I don’t know if you sew in ALL of the holes….the directions are not clear to me. It seems they skip holes????

    Can you please help or lead me to a website that can …Thank you so very much Sincerely Rona J Flaherty

  16. martha — January 12, 2011 @ 4:54 am

    i there were can we get this clover yo-yo maker please i am in south africa

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