Making the yo-yo
First decide on what size yo-yo you
want to make. Cut your fabric in a circle twice the size of
the yo-yo you want plus 1/2" more.
For example: You want to make a 2"
yo-yo. You cut your fabric in a 4-1/2" circle.
(2 + 2 + 1/2 = 4-1/2)
Turn the edge of the circle 1/4"
toward the wrong side of the fabric. Make small running stitches
through both layers of fabric as shown in Figure 1. Make sure
to use a strong quilting thread. You do not want the thread
to break when you gather the fabric.