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Y Seams

Y seams are a type of seam that is sometimes required for patchwork and mitered seams. It is called a Y seam because it resembles the shape of the letter Read more

Yard

A yard measures 36 inches or 3 feet. A yard of fabric is 36 inches by whatever width is listed on the bolt. A yard of most cotton fabric is 36 inches by Read more

Yo-Yo’s

Little circles of fabric that have been gathered are called yo-yo’s. Fabric Yo-Yo's can be put together into a quilt or can be used separately for applique. Read more
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