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 4 of 9 FirstFirst ... 3 4 5 ... LastLast
Results 31 to 40 of 81

Thread: Fast, easy, and accurate Flying Geese from squares

  1. #31
    Member %Elizabeth%'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Middle of the Mitten
    Posts
    28
    WOW! that'll sure help, thank you.

  2. #32
    Super Member fireworkslover's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    St. Cloud, Minnesota
    Posts
    1,614
    Thank you for doing this. The pics. help to understand it.

  3. #33
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Silver Springs, NV
    Posts
    2,669
    Thank you

  4. #34
    Super Member SandyinZ4's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Southeast Idaho
    Posts
    2,877
    Blog Entries
    9
    This was a great tutorial! Thanks ever so much! Pictures were wonderful.
    She who dies with the most fabric, didn't sew fast enough!

  5. #35
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    388
    Great tutorial. Thank you. This will eliminate lots of waste which is wonderful.

  6. #36
    Super Member
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    3,502
    thank you for sharing this !!! i will try it

  7. #37
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Pinole, California
    Posts
    42
    Thanks Now I might have the courage to do the flying geese even for a border.
    Caren.

  8. #38
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Seal Beach, CA.
    Posts
    494
    Blog Entries
    1
    Thank you so much going to try it but in larger size just have to figure out the math which I'm not good at doing anymore.

  9. #39
    Super Member Weenween's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Campton,Kentucky
    Posts
    1,334
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by cwessel47 View Post
    Crazy person that I am, I took the day on Tuesday to make 336 Flying Geese rectangles. This is how....

    So many of you have asked for this. I will share the method I use again. I have copied and edited my very first post on this board - so I didn't have to write it all out again. This time I will include some pictures as most of us are visual people. It can't just be me who knows how to make these simple and accurate flying geese. I read instructions for cutting off corners, or working with triangles, or expensive rulers and I just don't get it. Instead....
    Add 7/8" to the finished height of the small triangle. Cut 4 squares this size.
    Add 1 1/4" to the finished base of the large triangle. Cut 1 square this size.
    On wrong side of small squares: Draw diagonal, then draw sewing line 1/4" from both sides. There are awesome 1/2" rulers that make this a snap.
    Place 2 small squares on top of one large square across one diagonal- right sides together. Sew on marked sewing lines (both sides), chain piecing all the way. Cut on diagonal, press. (I usually press to the darker fabric.) Place the remaining squares in the blank spot of the resulting pieces. Sew on the sewing lines. Cut again on the diagonal. Press over that last triangle and - voila! - Flying Geese!
    You now have 4 completed geese, no waste, and accuracy beyond belief.
    A few examples:
    For a 2" x 4" goose - cut 4 @2 7/8, cut 1@ 5 1/4. Makes 4.
    For a 2 1/2 x 5 goose - cut 4 @ 3 5/8, cut 1 @ 6 3/4. Makes 4
    This is really simple math. Anyone can do it. No waste is a fabulous thing.
    Try it. I hope you love it as much as I do.
    Now I might try and make some since you give excellent tutorials,THANKS A MILLION
    Singer 110 , Singer 7422,Singer AH458923, Singer AD075758, Singer 5528 Singer AE234907, Universal H300795 Kenmore 158.16540, Necchi 3354, Dressmaker S2402, Signature 103-303340, BICOR VX1005 Singer 242

  10. #40
    Junior Member roolen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Russia
    Posts
    237
    Thank you for sharing!

Page 4 of 9 FirstFirst ... 3 4 5 ... 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.