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Thread: Flying geese ...easy pattern

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    I'm working on a quilt that takes a flying geese pattern in the star block.
    The pattern is out of an older Fons and Porter book and their directions say to cut each piece of the flying geese pattern and then sew them together. I knew that I had seen an easier way to do it, so I searched on the internet.

    I found this method that looks easy to do without going to all of the fuss.
    http://www.patchpieces.com/Flyinggeese.html

    Many of you probably already have your favorite way to make the flying geese block but I thought I would post it in case someone was interested.
    :)

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    The easiest way I've found to do it is:
    Whatever your rectangle is.....say 6 1/2" x 3 1/2".......cut your squares the 3 1/2" measurement. Draw a diagonal line across your square......then a 1/2" outside that. Sew on the drawn line and the 1/2" line, cut apart, press. Do the same to the other side. This gives you a perfect flying geese unit and 2 hsts. I just did that to the civil war quilt I just posted and I already have all the hst all put together for a border.

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    Thank you Sharon. I will try that out tomorrow. :)

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    I like that method. I'd copied from something else and it had this chart attached. Just an FYI :) :)

    Draw a diagonal line on the small square and sew 1/4" of each side of the line. Cut on the drawn line and press. Square up if necessary.
    FAST FLYING GEESE
    SIZE OF FINISHED UNIT * LARGE SQUARE * CUT FOUR SMALL SQ
    8" X 4" * 9 1/4" * 4 7/8"
    7" X 3.5" * 8 1/4" * 4 3/8"
    6" X 3" 8 * 7 1/4" * 3 7/8"
    5" X 2.5" * 6 1/4" * 3 3/8"
    4" X 2" * 5 1/4" * 2 7/8'
    3" X 1.5" * 4 1/4" * 2 3/8"
    2" X 1" * 3 1/4" * 7/8"

    Sorry, I tried to copy/paste, but the chart didn't copy and this is the best I could do with editing :) Can you say computer illiterate? :oops:


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    I'll be doing flying geese on my next project so appreciate the tips. I've got this thread bookmarked so I won't lose it.

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    Thanks Kathy! :D

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    Here's the one I found awhile back, that I thought looked simple enough too....
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/8392.page

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bevanger
    Here's the one I found awhile back, that I thought looked simple enough too....
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/8392.page
    I love the video on how to make the fg with just one seam. Before I noticed that later in the thread someone had printed the directions, I did a search on the internet to see if I could find the written directions. Here is a link to the directions with pictures and calculations.
    http://www.horizonquiltpatterns.com/3d1seam.htm

    I haven't had a chance to check out the site yet, but it looks like a cool site to use.

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