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Thread: Do you use a flying geese ruler? Which one?

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    Do you use a flying geese ruler? Which one?

    I'm looking at the quilt in day small, but I'm wondering about the no math one. Which flying geese ruler do you use? If you had to purchase a flying geese ruler, which one would you purchase?

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    I don't use a ruler.

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    Deb Tucker Studio 180 designs rulers - Wing Clipper these rulers can be used for all sizes of flying geese and you only need one to make several sizes of FG. I have several of her rulers and I really like them. She has a website and there are several You Tube videos that you can check out -- Good Luck!,

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    I made a very large quilt, almost entirely made up of flying geese. I used the Quilt in a day ruler and it went VERY FAST and very accurate. I was pleased.
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    Wing Clipper by Deb Tucker for me too.

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    I'm a Wing Clipper fan, too! You do trim down - thus wasting a tiny bit of fabric - but they come out PERFECT every time.

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    Sorry I can't help on this one cause I needed the answer too. Thanks for asking.
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    i use a regular ruler, not a FG ruler. they were difficult at first, but after some practice... easy to do
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    When I use the Wing Clipper, I get the most accurate flying geese I've ever made. Love it!

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    I struggled with flying geese on my avatar quilt. Next time I'll try Ricky Tims method. Check it out here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78Mu0C_QL8Y

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    I use the EZ flying geese ruler and rarely have to trim more than just the top edge, if that. And no annoying little triangles to have to clip off. http://www.amazon.com/Wrights-4-Inch.../dp/B000PCWMVS

    Now if I could just find a tool this nifty to make perfect hst with no trimming....

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    Nope, don't use any "specialty" rulers but if you want one and feel it would help you, then you should probably get one, but I'm way too tight with my money and there are easy ways to make them.

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    Quilt In A Day rulers make 4 at a time. Perfect geese everytime.

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    Quilt In A Day---I had my beginners making perfect geese with this ruler.

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    I don't use a ruler either. I use Eleanor Burns method. It is easy and quick using two squares of fabric, one larger than the other is. You will have 4 flying geese units after doing some diagonal stitch and cutting similar to doing HST. The really neat thing is if you are off just a bit, you can actually make any corrections before you trim them down to size!!
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    If you use this method you'll never need a ruler!

    http://www.patchpieces.com/files/flyinggeese.pdf
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitsie View Post
    If you use this method you'll never need a ruler!

    http://www.patchpieces.com/files/flyinggeese.pdf
    That's the easiest and fastest way I've ever found to make flying geese.

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    Love the Creative Grids flying geese ruler!
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    Quote Originally Posted by zazulka View Post
    I made a very large quilt, almost entirely made up of flying geese. I used the Quilt in a day ruler and it went VERY FAST and very accurate. I was pleased.
    I agree. I use quilt in a day geese rulers and love how fast they work up, and the trimming is so quick.
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    I use Quilt in a Day ruler for fast easy and perfect flying geese. I have both the large and small. Love them

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    I have watched Elanor Burns use her QIAD flying geese rulers so many times and it looks so easy that when I had a chance to buy a set cheap off ebay, I ordered them. I have not had a chance to use them yet. I got the large and small sizes. I like the idea of making them a little oversized and trimming them down because somehow I always get the goose's "beak" too close to the edge and the point gets cut off. Looks like there are a lot of ways to do them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ohstr View Post
    Deb Tucker Studio 180 designs rulers - Wing Clipper these rulers can be used for all sizes of flying geese and you only need one to make several sizes of FG. I have several of her rulers and I really like them. She has a website and there are several You Tube videos that you can check out -- Good Luck!,
    I just bought this ruler. I am so glad to hear you like it!
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    Check out Bonnie Hunter's site. She makes them with the companion angles rulers and there is no waste.

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    I use Deb Tucker's Wing Clipper also! I have the quilt in a day ruler also, but it is limited to two sizes. The wing clipper has several sizes you can make with the one ruler.
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    Quote Originally Posted by peaceandjoy View Post
    I'm a Wing Clipper fan, too! You do trim down - thus wasting a tiny bit of fabric - but they come out PERFECT every time.
    I've tried other rulers, but this is the best.

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