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Thread: Nifty Flying Geese

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    I ran across the nifty way to make flying geese - 'thought you would get a kick out of it - make sure and watch the entire clip!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78Mu0C_QL8Y

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    This makes it so easy. I had a quilt pattern that I really wanted to make but it was full of flying geese. I don't really care to make a lot of those. When I saw this video I cut them out right away and took them to my last retreat. I was able to get the top done at retreat and now all I have to do is quilt it. I told everyone that Ricky Timms came to my house and showed me how to do it. LOL Of course I eventually told them that he came via my computer but. . . . .

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    rapture - when you finished your quilt, how did you quilt it with the extra layers. Could you post a picture?? Thanks

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    That's a great video, thanks!! I could watch Youtube all day!!! :D

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    Wow! More inspiration....thanks!

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    I'm going to do SITD. I want the 3D geese to still be 3D. I'll post when I get it done. It's for my 4 yr old GS so I wanted it to be a size that he could drag around. Although the pattern was for a kingsize I made his more of a couch throw size. I made my blocks smaller than the original pattern, used more colors, used glow in the dark fabric for my whites, etc. I'll post when I get it done.

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    wow thats sew easy-I am gonna have to try it

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    That is so cool! I love different techniques.

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    That is too cool! Thanks for sharing! There is so much out there in You Tube for quilting.

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    Thanks for sharing.

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    Love this!!! Thanks for sharing.

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    After watching Tim showing it to us, i felt like "hey, that is so easy and cool"...will try it one day! Thanks for pointing out this you tube tutorial...

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    This is the only way I make flying geese. There is a chart I downloaded for different sizes. I'll try to find the link if it's still there.

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    I didn't have it bookmarked but I had this:

    Making Geese in Any Size, The Formula:

    You can make your Flying Geese in any size using the following formula:

    Size of squares = 1/2 inch larger than the desired finished height of the overall unit.

    Height of the rectangle = same as the squares you cut.

    Width of the rectangle = width of square times two minus 1/2 inch.

    In other words, if you cut 2" squares, you would cut the rectangle 2" x 3.5"

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    Thanks Bella!

    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    I didn't have it bookmarked but I had this:

    Making Geese in Any Size, The Formula:

    You can make your Flying Geese in any size using the following formula:

    Size of squares = 1/2 inch larger than the desired finished height of the overall unit.

    Height of the rectangle = same as the squares you cut.

    Width of the rectangle = width of square times two minus 1/2 inch.

    In other words, if you cut 2" squares, you would cut the rectangle 2" x 3.5"

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    Brilliant! Thank you!

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    They say you are never too old to learn . Ihope this proves to be

    true because I am trying this first thing tomorrow.

    Thank you so much.
    Roni

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    fun and easy

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    I didn't have it bookmarked but I had this:

    Making Geese in Any Size, The Formula:

    You can make your Flying Geese in any size using the following formula:

    Size of squares = 1/2 inch larger than the desired finished height of the overall unit.

    Height of the rectangle = same as the squares you cut.

    Width of the rectangle = width of square times two minus 1/2 inch.

    In other words, if you cut 2" squares, you would cut the rectangle 2" x 3.5"
    I have a six inch block with geese that is a 1 1/2 by 2 1/2. I had all the triangles cut out and saw this block. So I set out to change it to the right dimensions. Then I read down a little lower and saw how to do it. Oh well it has taken me all morning to get it but this is definitely the way to go. Thanks so much for posting this. :D :lol:

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    Thank you and God bless.

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    Wow, THANKS!

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