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Thread: Flying Geese

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    Junior Member GloriaC's Avatar
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    I am trying to learn how to make flying geese and I cut them correctly, sewed them according to instructions but no matter how I try (even pin on the seam) when I open and check my seam the point is always off. Can someone please give me some suggestions.

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    you do know that you should have 1/4 inch seam allowance below the point, the point should not be at the edge of the block.

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    paper piece them! I can't get them to come out right any other way! I'm sure someone on here can help better than me :P Just know that your not the only one struggling with the flying geese.

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    There is a way to make them using only squares and 1 seam. The tute is on Youtube. If I can't find it, I'm sure someone will know it. Found it!

    here is one way to make them

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78Mu0...eature=related

    It was mention here on the board that long arm quilters have difficulty doing their job if you use this type of flying geese.

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    Yes, I am making the 34 State Medallion and the center is 18 flying geese. My problem is the sides. They want to slip.

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    I paper pieced them last time I made them and they were perfect. Make sure your seams are all consistantly 1/4"

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    Here is the other method that uses only squares and then when you cut after stitching, you have perfect flying geese, with the 1/4 in extra for the point to come out right when the blocks are put together. The video will explain it better.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxnMv...eature=related

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    I think there was a post just yesterday about how to do the folded flying geese, easy and printable for your reference.

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    Have you tried the No Waste Flying Geese method? It's foolproof.

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    wolfkitty, THANK YOU FOR THE LINK.....

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