Y-Seams, y-not? Never fear, Sam is here!

Y-seams, to be or not to be? Lucky for you, it doesn’t matter! Join Sam Hunter as she guides you through how to make her Big Star Braid Quilt with or without y-seams. If you love the way this star looks, but don’t love the way y-seams come together, don’t give up hope yet! The Big Star Braid Quilt instructions have both y-seam and non-y-seam construction methods. You’ll learn about each method and decide which works best for you and your chosen background fabric.

Sam doesn’t stop spilling the beans with y-seam secrets. Let her show you how to play with fabric values to make the Big Star Braid Quilt spin and glow!  Want to know an even better reason to learn how to make this quilt? No templates are needed because you do all your cutting of diamonds from strips! When finished, your quilt size will be approximately 54’’ x 74’’. This is a great lap or snuggle size.

What you will learn

  • Cutting and piecing techniques that will improve your stitching speed and accuracy

  • How to make perfect corners with or without y-seams

  • How to make your star shine bright by considering color value

  • Precision piecing techniques for crisp points at the ends of your diamond blocks

  • Includes access to course videos, downloads, the Creative Spark private community, and discussion with your instructor. Your course content does not expire.


+ A digital copy of the Big Star Braid Quilt pattern, a $13 value!

Big Star Braid Quilt

Y-seam secrets are revealed (but optional) and fabric values are explored in this super star quilt course.

Course Curriculum

  • Introduction

    1 Video 1 Text

  • Before you Begin

    2 Videos

  • Cutting for Big Star Braid

    3 Videos

  • Sewing the Star Diamonds

    3 Videos

  • Cutting Background Fabric

    2 Videos

  • Star Assembly

    7 Videos

  • Borders

    3 Videos

  • Wrapping it Up

    1 Video 1 Text