Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13

Thread: Help Flying Geese!

  1. #1
    Super Member Sheila_H's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Ottawa, Ontario
    Posts
    1,071
    I swear I'm going to loose it before I get this quilt done, I'm having issues with my flying geese and I don't know what I'm doing wrong.

    I'm using a flying geese ruler from Fons and Porter, the first 4 I did no issues, now I'm measuring and remeasuring and everything looks fine. When I sew the first line and press it out they look distorted and I can't cut them to be straight or they are no longer the right size. I'm not using any steam on the iron, I'm using startch like I normally do - could it be I'm not using enough startch to keep the fabric from spreading out when I iron it?

    If I force them to work then they don't line up with the points on the stars properly

  2. #2
    Super Member donnajean's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Holland, PA
    Posts
    3,875
    I like to paper piece my Flying Geese - especially when using them in a border.

  3. #3
    Moderator QuiltnNan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    western NY formerly MN, FL, NC, SC
    Posts
    30,322
    Blog Entries
    12
    i do like F&P's method, but occasionally get one that is just wonky.

  4. #4
    Super Member EasyPeezy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    2,144
    Try the 'No Waste' Flying Geese method. I get perfect results every time.

    http://www.patchpieces.com/files/flyinggeese.pdf

  5. #5
    Senior Member MamaHen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    North Florida
    Posts
    844
    Quote Originally Posted by EasyPeezy
    Try the 'No Waste' Flying Geese method. I get perfect results every time.

    http://www.patchpieces.com/files/flyinggeese.pdf
    Please try this method. Having figured out how to make flying geese this way, I will use no other. They always turn out perfect! Nobody ever makes just one flying geese!!!!

  6. #6
    Super Member AliKat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Phoenix, AZ
    Posts
    2,554
    When I first came to Phoenix one of the LQS had a class on the different ways to make Flying Geese. This was not one of the ways, but I love it if I have enough fabric.

    What was interesting was that each of us had our favorite way that worked best for us. I did best with the one at a time method of starting with a rectangular base and then using the squares for the 2 corners. EX: 4 1/2" x 2 1/2" base and then 2 2 1/2" squares at the corners sewn just inside the diagonal line of each square - for a 4" x 2" FG. Or a 6 1/2" x 3 1/2" base with 2 3 1/2" corners ... etc.

    The FG on a roll is nice but not me.

    ali

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    BC
    Posts
    722
    When you are sewing the diagonal line, sew just a thread width toward the corner. That might help.

  8. #8
    Super Member Jan in VA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Central Virginia in the Foothills of the Blue Ridge Mtns.
    Posts
    5,750
    Check your needle's position.
    If you are 'eye-balling' the edge of the presser foot, is it the same foot you started with?

    Jan in VA

  9. #9
    Super Member Kitsie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Ridgefield WA
    Posts
    4,652
    Blog Entries
    41
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-73445-1.htm

    This is a tutorial for the only way I can do them and they are great!

  10. #10
    Senior Member quilter1943's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Edgewater, FL
    Posts
    925
    I agree. This is excellent. I make it about 1/8" higher so I can trim, but that's just me.
    Quote Originally Posted by EasyPeezy
    Try the 'No Waste' Flying Geese method. I get perfect results every time.

    http://www.patchpieces.com/files/flyinggeese.pdf

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.