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Thread: What is a Y seam?

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    What is a Y seam?

    I read all the time about Y seams, yet I don't know what they are and if I have ever done one. Will someone explain what it is? Thanks in advance!!
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    y-seams

    y-seams are used to connect 3 pieces of fabric- like when making tumbling blocks- and other blocks as well- you stitch 2 sides and a 'stem'- a y
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    great example bernie.

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    Yup; ditto to the good explanations already given. Trust me, once you've made a quilt pattern that calls for "y" seams, (I did a tumbing block quilt), you know what they are. Trick is to sew to within a 1/4" before the end of your seam before starting the next two. Follow a pattern's instructions, they do a much better job of explaining it!
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    Thanks for the link!
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