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Thread: Flying Geese

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    Flying Geese

    What is your favorite method for creating flying geese blocks and why? Paper piecing, specialty rulers, putting squares on corners of rectangles?
    Cheryl Robinson
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    Pam Bono shows a unique way that is very fast and fun. You can see her on you tube.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ue1mB...eature=related
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    Triangulation software (paper piecing) for accuracy, no waste and easy as can be.

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    I just got an email from Martingale about this. They had 4 different methods. I like the old stand-by, squares sewn onto a rectangle, but I've also done it as 2 HST squares. I think Eleanor Burns' method looks interesting, too.

    http://blog.shopmartingale.com/?utm_...m_medium=email
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    i use method 3 of Alex Anderson's method from her book 'Keep on Quilting' it works great for me- i hated making them until i learned this technique- you start with a 1 large square & 4 small squares- 2 of the small squares go into diagonal corners of the large square- stitch on both sides of the diagonal- cut in the center- press- add next small square on corner that needs it- stitch on both sides- cut- press- 4 flying geese- all done - there are probably tutorials actually showing this technique- it changed everything for me- before this i would do anything to not have to make flying geese - now i do them on purpose.
    i also like foundation piecing them- especially long rows of small ones.
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    Googled Alex Anderson's flying geese. It's amazing! I'll never hesitate to do flying geese again!

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    I use Eleanor Burns' flying geese rulers and I love them. This is the easiest way I've found to make flying geese and they work very well for me.
    http://signatures.mylivesignature.co...B5F8C60F07.png
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    I large square and four small squares...use this method all the time now. This is a cool 3 color flying geese: http://thelastpiece.typepad.com/the_...utorial-1.html
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    Flying geese are used so much that anything that makes them easier and accurate are worth the money.
    After trying many different ways I found Quilt In A Day rulers method the easiest and most accurate.
    Eleanor Burns is the leader in innovative ways to do quilting.
    Less cutting than the method of all those little squares

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    Wing Clipper all the way! Love that ruler.

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