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Thread: Flying geese, how do YOU make yours?

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    Senior Member Michellesews's Avatar
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    Red face Flying geese, how do YOU make yours?

    I am working on the the Pink Lemonaide quilt by Eleanor burns and it seems the entire quilt is made up of flying geese, 96 of them!!! I dicided I would do something totally out of character this time, and follow the instructions in the book exactly. Well, some of you may know that Eleanor makes her flying geese by cutting a square 9" and another 7.5", etc. etc. It seems very labor intensive to me but being one who has avoided flying geese whenever she could...I would LOVE to know opinions of the seasoned quilters out there and which method of making flying geese seems the most accurate and fastest to them. Thanks in advance for all your opinions, I really want to know this! This will not be the last time I face a flock of flying geese, and next time I want to be ready!
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    I made my flying geese by the Ricky Timms method called One Seam Flying Geese. I think you can Google that. I'd put a picture on but not sure how to do it in this new format. That flying geese is super easy and fun to make.

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    I use eleanor burns methods. quick and easy for me but then again I do not make many.

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    I use the Flying Geese ruler from Quilt in a Day........works for me!

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    Quilt in a Day method is a great method. I have her rulers and that makes it super easy. I am not sure about making them by this method if you don't have her rulers.
    Lorraine

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    Quote Originally Posted by gsbuffalo View Post
    I use eleanor burns methods. quick and easy for me but then again I do not make many.
    ditto here
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    I have all her geese rulers and love her method for 4 geese at a time and they come out perfect.
    The rulers are at Joanns so use coupons to buy them.
    It is a unique method and takes just a few times to get used to doing.

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    I am reading this with interest because I am about to start a quilt with geese!
    "You must do the thing you think you cannot do"....E. Roosevelt

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    If youhave the rulers they are easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose Marie View Post
    I have all her geese rulers and love her method for 4 geese at a time and they come out perfect.
    I love these, too. It seems like they take a long time compared to some other methods, but really, I think that the time it saves to have all your geese come out the same makes this even out.

    I've got a quilt in the plans that needs 100 8-pointed stars - 400 flying geese! I won't even think of doing them any other way. I like the precision and the ease too much.

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    flying geese

    The Ricky Timm One seam Flying Geese doesn't require any rulers, if you are trying to save on the dollars end of your quilt.
    Last edited by Zephyr; 11-09-2011 at 08:40 AM. Reason: missed spelled word

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    I used Eleanor Burns method also and have the rulers that make it quick and easy for me. I made the quilt "Bears in the Woods" and, let me tell you, you get to know her method quite well! Can't remember the number you have to make but it's a lot of them!
    She who dies with the most fabric didn't sew fast enough!

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    Kaye Wood has a wonderful method. Watch it on youtube. www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbtEigFY0r8 Kaye does not waste material and it really is easy.

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    OK you've jogged my memory that I bought a new ruler to make flying geese and haven't tried it yet. It's from www.PerfectCornerRuler.com and their website has a tutorial on how to use it.
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    I use Eleanor Burns method and rulers-every thing comes out even.

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    I make mine into a paperpiece. I don't like to put all the small pieces together but I love to paperpiece.
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    I feel imitated by flying geese, but now wondering what I am missing by avoiding them. I am going to bookmark this thread for sure!
    Quilting makes me happy!..

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    Ricky Timms one seam method every time!!!!
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    I am making a FG border for a quilt so I will need a lot of them. With a lot of experimenting, I found this method to be the easiest with the least waste. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOoB3...eature=related

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    I actually paper piece my flying geese, some of you may think what a pain in the !@? but I enjoy paper piecing and I can adjust the size on my computer them print the papers needed.

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    I use Ricky Tims method. You have to be very careful with the quilting, if you are doing it by machine.

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    I followed a super-easy flying geese pattern once but they didn't turn out the same size--my fault, I know. Just watched a video showing how to use the FG ruler--each one comes out same size. Think I'll make it my next quilt-related purchase.

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    I have watched the Ricky Timms method at least 6 times, and am dying to try....but havent had the time yet. I just finished a quilt, so I may be able to this coming November vacation time.....
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    I prefer the second method shown here. I've done lots of flying geese this way. Fast and very accurate.
    http://www.connectingthreads.com/tut...ek_1__D15.html
    The neat thing about this method is you don't need any specialty ruler and you can
    make FG any size you want.
    Last edited by EasyPeezy; 11-09-2011 at 03:05 PM.

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    i use Alex Anderson's method---explained in her book---Keep Quilting with Alex Anderson- a book of star sampler blocks- i had problems with flying geese blocks-and avoided them like the plague until i learned this method- now i don't mind them at all- they always come out well-and fairly quickly=
    sometimes i foundation piece them-if i am doing long rows of them- that's easier - more precise if you are doing alot in a row.
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