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Flying Geese makes so much waste!

Old 08-03-2015, 10:05 AM
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I am working on The Three Tours QOV. Oh my have I learned something.

I'll never make flying geese the traditional way again. At least I think it was the traditional way. Whatever you call it there is so much waste.

I drew the line on the back and sewed and then cut away.

This quilt has a gazillion too.

I like a challenge. I guess it keeps it interesting to me.

I found the "make four at a time" way AFTER cutting. So I was stuck. Then I watched a video on the Accuquilt way. Wouldn't that be nice!

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Old 08-03-2015, 10:17 AM
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I prefer EB method because using two different sizes squares and they come out perfect every time. I had to make almost 100 geese for a quilt's border.
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Old 08-03-2015, 11:22 AM
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the method that requires you to draw lines and sew two squares to one rectangle; cut away excess; end up with one flying goose is not the traditional method.

the traditional method is to cut the goose triangle and the sky triangles so that when you sew them together there is no wasteful trimming away of excess. also no wasting time drawing lines.

the "make four at a time" method is ok if you need four (or sets of four.)
we experimented with that in class this weekend and found that it's essential to sew a precise, full quarter-inch seam in order to have the FGs come out the correct size.

i am not familiar with "EB method" so can't comment on that.

do you have a link to "the Accuquilt way?" i'm curious and couldn't find it by using google.
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Old 08-03-2015, 11:52 AM
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I also use El Burns method. She makes 4 at a time all a little oversized so you trim down and they are perfect.
You don't have to use her rulers but I do, they are worth it.
Accuquilt is too expensive just to cut out shapes.
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Old 08-03-2015, 11:58 AM
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http://www.patchpieces.com/files/flyinggeese.pdf
"No waste method"
Only a straightr ruler needed to measure squares and make a diagonal line!!
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I keep coming back to EB method for all my blocks. I have her Egg Money book. I made a sampler out of it and all her methods end up with the most accurate block for me.
I've been sewing a long time, but still perfection eludes me. I don't get how I can sew a whole string of pieces and some are just right and others not so much.
Does EB have a book that has all her techniques in it? I'd like that.
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Originally Posted by Kitsie View Post
http://www.patchpieces.com/files/flyinggeese.pdf
"No waste method"
Only a straightr ruler needed to measure squares and make a diagonal line!!
If only I'd had this a week ago.
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Depending on how big your geese are you could end up with a lot of bonus triangles.
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I use the EB way too. A little waste but they come out perfect. Sval if your geese are big enough yow can use the trimmings for HSTs
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I use the EB rulers and love that method. The geese are so accurate, and there are only little shavings of waste.
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