Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Looking for tips on inset, aka y-seams..

  1. #1
    Senior Member stitchinbee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Tennessee
    Posts
    674
    I am going to attempt a Tumbling Block quilt. I have a 60 degree diamond ruler that I picked up at Joann Fabric. I will be piecing the diamonds together by machine. In the past I have dabbled in hexagons, and found that inset / y-seams are very tricky, so I put it aside. I don't want the same thing to happen with this project, so any and all tips are very welcome. :) Thanks in advance.

  2. #2
    Power Poster amma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Out searching for some sunshine :-)
    Posts
    59,113
    Blog Entries
    1
    Lots of wonderful information in this topic :D:D:D

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-50677-1.htm

  3. #3
    Super Member CoyoteQuilts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Tennessee
    Posts
    2,306
    Mark your 'corners' 1/4 inch in from edge, only sew first 2 diamonds to this dot & back stitch 1-2 stitches, 3rd diamond start at the dot, sew one side, start at the dot again. The dots are where the 3 diamonds come together. After you do a few they become really easy. You will get so that you won't even have to back stitch. It only helps newbies from getting frustrated when the stitching comes out....

    Good luck & keep us posted.

  4. #4
    Senior Member quiltlady's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Sleepless South of Seattle
    Posts
    348
    See if this helps: You Tube video by Kaye Woods

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLkHfcuNzCA

    if the link doesn't work go to You Tube and search for:
    Y-seams. They're easy with Kaye Wood's techniques!

    There are other postigs on You Tube for Y-Seams - helps because you can see what they are doing if its a good video.

  5. #5
    Power Poster MadQuilter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    ELVERTA, CA
    Posts
    12,907
    Blog Entries
    1
    I mark my pieces with 1/4" lines along each edge and start and stop at the intersections. I actually just sewed a bunch by hand for a wall hanging. That seemed to be easier.

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Rockford, Illnois
    Posts
    403
    Quote Originally Posted by quiltlady
    See if this helps: You Tube video by Kaye Woods

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLkHfcuNzCA

    if the link doesn't work go to You Tube and search for:
    Y-seams. They're easy with Kaye Wood's techniques!

    There are other postigs on You Tube for Y-Seams - helps because you can see what they are doing if its a good video.
    WOW. This is wonderful. I have a project I'm working on that will require a Y seam and I've been stalling on it till I could figure out the best way to do it. This will by far be the best way! Thanks.

  7. #7
    Senior Member stitchinbee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Tennessee
    Posts
    674
    awesome video. thanks for all the tips. :)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.