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Thread: Question about flying geese

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    Super Member nannyrick.com's Avatar
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    Question about flying geese

    I,m trying to make flying geese. I,m using the "Quilt in a day Ruler" and eveything is going fine until I sew them together. If I use a quarter inch seam, it cuts off the point. If I go less, it is ok.
    Should this be happening?
    Thanks for your input.
    Elaine
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    You have to remember that the point will be in 1/4 of an inch from the bottom edge. This allows you to have really nice points when you put on a border or the next block. I know it looks funky, but it really does work. Also the triangle in a square does the same thing, only it looks funkier....

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    Where in western NY are you? I grew up near Ithaca/Cortland/Auburn--equal distance from all 3 places...

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    Make sure that dashed line is above the point when trimming your geese.
    Life is made up of bits and pieces. You won't know how it'll turn out till its done.

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    I always use a scant 1/4" seam -- but if you haven't you should measure from your needle to the mark you are using for 1/4" (or the edge of the foot). 2 of my 3 machines need to have the needle moved to the right to get an accurate 1/4" seam.
    I was at a quilting class about a month ago and we had someone who was consistently off. Come to find out she was was not consistenly cutting on the same side of the ruler line for each piece.
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    I've never used that ruler but I will say I just made the most perfect flying geese in my life! I don't know how it happened. I'm not looking any gifthorses in the mouth, though. I cut my rectangle and squares to the appropriate sizes, sew on the lines like always and for some strange reason all 10 that I needed for my LQS BOM came out PERFECT! Probably will never happen again in my lifetime!

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    If you use the ruler and cut where it says you will get a perfect 1/4 in. Check your sewing line is it to wide?
    The ruler has the ^ shape to line up on your goose and the cutting line is 1/4 inch above the ^ shape.

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    If you sign up with "Quilt with Us" on ConnectingThreads, there is a group lesson going on how to make Perfect Points - these include flying geese, square in a square, half-square triangles.

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    I live outside Buffalo.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    I don't use a special ruler for flying geese. I use the no-waste flying geese method.

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