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

1. WOW! that'll sure help, thank you.

2. Thank you for doing this. The pics. help to understand it.

3. Thank you

4. This was a great tutorial! Thanks ever so much! Pictures were wonderful.

5. Great tutorial. Thank you. This will eliminate lots of waste which is wonderful.

6. thank you for sharing this !!! i will try it

7. Thanks Now I might have the courage to do the flying geese even for a border.

8. 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. Originally Posted by cwessel47
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

10. Thank you for sharing!

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