I never use to enjoy making Flying Geese. I rarely got the points right. They usually got ..stitched in a seam. Until now...I found this video and it is the best way. I am currently making them for the border on a quilt and I am SO happy with them. Every point is showing!!!
Here is the method I am using....
I am able to make them without using her tool.
That's a cool way to make the flying geese. Thanks for the link!
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WOW! maybe i'll actually be able to do these!! mine never turn out
I bought a special ruler but like this much better!!!
I always use Eleanor's method but I don't have the rulers. I do it very easily with regular 6 1/2" wide rulers as long as there is a 45-degree angle line on them somewhere for squaring up.
My only change is I cut the squares a quarter inch larger than Eleanor's plan to allow for any fudging.
You always need two squares. For a four-inch wide geese cut 5.75 inches (instead of 5.5) for the center inside point and 7.25 inches (instead of 7") for the two outside edges.
The formula for all geese is a square 1 1/2" bigger than the long width for the small square and 3" bigger for the large piece.
This might be the only way I'd ever make flying geese. But have to get the ruler, though. It does make it look easy.
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I will admit I don't do a lot of regular quilting these days. When I have made flying geese I have used the method from Quilters Cache. I find it very easy. I like her speed piecing method that makes multiples at one time. http://www.quilterscache.com/H/Howtomakegeese.html
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I prefer the one seam flying geese method.
I have those rulers and I love them.
Note: In the video she says she doesn't have the itty bitty one to show but it you look when she lays the large one on the fabric (@ :42 seconds) you can see the little one (itty bitty one ) marked. When I first bought mine it said 3 ruler set...took me a bit to find it ....lol
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