Quilting Tips: Making The Y-Seam Easy

In addition to making custom quilts and t-shirt quilts, I also teach a few quilting classes here and there. Based on that experience, I can say that many quilters have difficulty with making the y-seam. I’ve created a short video showing me completing a y-seam, and I’ve also written a short tutorial (download the y-seam tutorial pdf).

If you feel intimidated by the Y-seam, I hope this helps!


  1. B Betcher on February 18, 2009 at 10:01 am

    I have the printed directions to make Y seams. States sew 5 stitches and sew back 3…. What length of stitch do you use?

    I am trying to learn to make the seam.

    Thank you.
    B. Betcher

  2. admin on February 19, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    I usually use a 2.5. If you have a more modern sewing machine, a 2.5 will work best. Otherwise, a 3 is probably your best bet.

  3. letty on October 5, 2013 at 1:48 am

    thank you,you are very good,brilliant person,bye