Intro To Y-Seams

In this two-part virtual patchwork technique class, we will tackle the notorious Y-Seam, a very specific type of seam that is required by quilt block designs that don’t follow a standard grid layout. This technique is often dreaded by quilters, but totally manageable with practice! In each session, we will work with one simple block design that allows us to practice this technique, including how to cut and mark fabric to set yourself up for success!


This is an intermediate to advanced patchwork technique! You must be very comfortable with your machine, cutting fabric accurately with a rotary cutter and acrylic quilting ruler, sewing accurate 1/4” seams, and understanding basic patchwork terminology. If you’re not sure, please ask! You do not have to be expert at all, but without a good base in patchwork technique, this class may be hard to follow.

• A minimum of three quarter yards of quilting cotton fabric will be needed for each class. These blocks can also be made with scraps or multiple colors if you choose!
• Thread in a neutral color
• Rotary cutter, self-healing cutting mat, and acrylic quilting ruler *with 60- and 45-degree angled markings*
• Pilot Frixion marking pen or other fine-point marking pen
• Standard machine sewing supplies
• Bottle of Best Press starch alternative or Flatter – recommended, but optional

You will also need a laptop, ipad or tablet to connect via zoom. Zoom link to be sent prior to class. You can use a phone but it’s not ideal as the screen is small.

You will also need all your basic sewing tools! Scissors, seam ripper, pins or clips, Iron

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