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Thread: Flying Geese

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    Senior Member GloriaC's Avatar
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    I am trying to learn how to make flying geese and I cut them correctly, sewed them according to instructions but no matter how I try (even pin on the seam) when I open and check my seam the point is always off. Can someone please give me some suggestions.

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    you do know that you should have 1/4 inch seam allowance below the point, the point should not be at the edge of the block.

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    paper piece them! I can't get them to come out right any other way! I'm sure someone on here can help better than me :P Just know that your not the only one struggling with the flying geese.

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    There is a way to make them using only squares and 1 seam. The tute is on Youtube. If I can't find it, I'm sure someone will know it. Found it!

    here is one way to make them

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78Mu0...eature=related

    It was mention here on the board that long arm quilters have difficulty doing their job if you use this type of flying geese.

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    Yes, I am making the 34 State Medallion and the center is 18 flying geese. My problem is the sides. They want to slip.

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    I paper pieced them last time I made them and they were perfect. Make sure your seams are all consistantly 1/4"

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    Here is the other method that uses only squares and then when you cut after stitching, you have perfect flying geese, with the 1/4 in extra for the point to come out right when the blocks are put together. The video will explain it better.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxnMv...eature=related

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    I think there was a post just yesterday about how to do the folded flying geese, easy and printable for your reference.

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    Have you tried the No Waste Flying Geese method? It's foolproof.

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    wolfkitty, THANK YOU FOR THE LINK.....

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    Here's a tute I wrote:
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-73445-1.htm

    Hope it might help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by EasyPeezy
    Have you tried the No Waste Flying Geese method? It's foolproof.
    That's what I use and they are sooo easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfkitty
    There is a way to make them using only squares and 1 seam. The tute is on Youtube. If I can't find it, I'm sure someone will know it. Found it!

    here is one way to make them

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78Mu0...eature=related

    It was mention here on the board that long arm quilters have difficulty doing their job if you use this type of flying geese.
    What awesome way to make them...thanks for the link!

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    I've been at my machine since I posted and have been trying out all of the methods. They are great. Soooooo much easier that the traditional way. Thanks everyone. You have all been a great help!!!!!

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    Some day, I am promising (threatening?) myself, I will make a quilt with lots of flying geese. I really do like them.

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    the geese sure are impressive on a quilt

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    Kitty, I love this and have watched it several times and did it with the measurements he has given. I finally experimented and figured out the square sizes for the 4 1/2 x 2 1/2 finished piece I wanted. Do you know if there is a formula to make different sizes. If he said, I don't hear it when I watch the video. It is a great process and one I will use from now on. It just took me quite a while to get the size I wanted. Thanks. Jan

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfkitty
    Here is the other method that uses only squares and then when you cut after stitching, you have perfect flying geese, with the 1/4 in extra for the point to come out right when the blocks are put together. The video will explain it better.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxnMv...eature=related

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    I learned when doing the snow ball blocks that I needed to sew just slightly off the line. Perhaps this would work for your flying geese as well.

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