We had a few posts last week about various methods for flying geese. I'd always used the rectangle and two squares method. But I was always unhappy with the result of folding over the square. The block was never fully rectangular. So I decided to try a few other methods.
After trying several other methods, I found that I liked the Eleanor Burns method best. I saw an Eleanor Burns video but also found the method on Connecting Thread's website.
They really came out great. Now, for the trimming of the blocks. I didn't have the Eleanor Burns flying geese rulers and they don't make one for the size that I need anyway. So I made my own.
The unfinished size of the block needed to be 4 x 7.5. So I took my 9.5 inch square ruler and ran narrow tape from the 3.75 inch horizontal mark (starting 1/4 inch away from the edge of the ruler) to the 7.5 mark on the left side of the ruler, at the 4 inch mark. The left edge of the tape ended inside the mark. Then I ran another piece of tape from the 3.75 inch mark (again starting 1/4 inch from the edge) to the right edge of the ruler, ending at the 4 inch mark. The right edge of the tape ended at the inside of the mark.
The result was that the taped triangle fit inside the geese portion of my block. Trimmed the right and top edges. Turned the ruler and the block and trimmed the other two edges so that my block was 4 x 7.5.
Tested my markings on my flying geese samples and it worked great. I used narrow electrical tape which could be easily repositioned if needed. this is a picture of what I did.