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Thread: Help Flying Geese!

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    Super Member Sheila_H's Avatar
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    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

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    I like to paper piece my Flying Geese - especially when using them in a border.

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    i do like F&P's method, but occasionally get one that is just wonky.

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    Try the 'No Waste' Flying Geese method. I get perfect results every time.

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

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    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!!!!

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    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

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    When you are sewing the diagonal line, sew just a thread width toward the corner. That might help.

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    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

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    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-73445-1.htm

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

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    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

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