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# No Waste Method to Make Flying Geese Quilt Blocks

10-06-2010, 03:52 PM
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I've been using this method for years. The best I've ever found!
10-07-2010, 05:16 AM
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My problem about doing it this way is I usually buy the fabric I need for the pattern and then realize I need more to do it this way or do I? Not at all good with math :-)
10-07-2010, 08:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Lystra
My problem about doing it this way is I usually buy the fabric I need for the pattern and then realize I need more to do it this way or do I? Not at all good with math :-)
No you don't need more fabric to do this as there's no waste with this method. Your large square needs to be
1 1/4" larger than your finished measurement and the 4 smaller squares need to be 7/8" larger than the finished measurement.
Let's say you want to make a 2"x4" flying geese. Your squares would be 5 1/4" and then four that are 2 7/8"
and you will get four flying geese that are the correct size.
The resulting flying geese will be 2.5" x 4.5". Does that help?
Sharon W. in Texas
10-07-2010, 11:05 AM
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This is so cool. I bookmarked and will definitely try it.
10-07-2010, 01:53 PM
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Thanks a bunch. You realy come up with great sites. Appreciate the time you put in. Anne
10-07-2010, 04:25 PM
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Thanks so much Sharon! I always thought I had to buy extra fabric but what I have to remember is to think through the cutting instructions before hand and not just cut per the instructions. I did try this a few times and found I had trouble cutting off the points when piecing .....do you find there is less of a seam allowance this way? When I make them the "waste" way I don't cut off the points....any thoughts?
10-08-2010, 04:04 PM
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Thanks so much for that link. It will be lovely to make Flying Geese without so much hassle and waste!
10-11-2010, 06:16 PM
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thank you always looking for info on how to make it simpler for me.
10-11-2010, 07:45 PM
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Another nice one!
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