In all my years of sewing/quilting I’ve never had to sew a Y seam! However, my current quilt top can only be assembled using some Y seams, so I searched around for help.
Two useful sources:
- A video from Jinny Beyer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08AlOM5COBU
- Text / with photos: https://geekybobbin.com/y-seams/
As both resources emphasize, sewing a successful Y seam involves sewing “dot-to-dot”. They’re right. Be sure to mark the dot representing the intersecting seam allowances. Start with needle down on that dot, stitch a few stitches, backstitch, then carry on to the second dot, end on the dot, backstitch a few stitches.
That really is all there is to it.
Here is the quilt top that pushed me to learn how to sew Y seams: