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Flying Geese - which method?

Old 12-13-2016, 12:27 PM
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I finished a throw today made entirely of flying geese, made by starting with a big square , using no triangles and cutting it down at the end. I have to say I was impressed by the accuracy. Now I'm sure this can be adapted to any size and Goose pattern but my question is which way is the more material efficient.....cutting all the pieces and assembling them Or using this method, 4 at a time? OR is there none.....(seems it would be the same??)
(This is a deep discounted CT kit)
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Old 12-13-2016, 12:45 PM
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Great triangle units!
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Old 12-13-2016, 12:51 PM
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wow, gorgeous!!
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Old 12-13-2016, 01:17 PM
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Yes, I also do the 4 at a time starting with a single large square of fabric and adding the 4 smaller pieces. I think it is most economical fabric wise. I really like the Fons and Porter flying geese ruler. No figuring and just enough added so that you can trim a tiny bit to make it perfect.

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I do the same thing as Ginger K if I want all the same. If I want scrappy I usually do sew and flip. I make them a bit larger and trim with Deb Tucker's Wing Clipper. trimming can be a bit tedious, but the end product shows the difference!
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its called the "No Waste Method". I do them this way also, Ginger. Here is a good link to the method:
http://www.patchpieces.com/files/flyinggeese.pdf
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Old 12-13-2016, 04:54 PM
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I recently started using the Easy Angle ruler and the Companion Angle ruler. My geese are perfect now - every time.
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Love it - reminds me of Christmas trees under snow. Please remember I am sitting here sweltering in over 100 degree temps for the last two days so snow would be nice right now.
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if you need four matching geese, or multiples of four, and if you get accurate results then i'd say stick with that method since it works well for you.

when you are working with scraps, or need fewer than four matching geese, i highly recommend either the EZ Angle and Companion already mentioned, or the specialty ruler from Creative Grids. there is no waste with either of those tools.
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As stated by Patrice...depends on how many you need...a gazilion or just a few. I like easy angle way....that's the first template, I think, I bought and it is one I still reach for.....or one rectangle and two small squares too.........I will have to look into f&p ruler mentioned...

and, I really like that pattern.....I looked at CT site, but not there, boo-hoo

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