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Thread: Flying Geese

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    Flying Geese

    What is your favorite method for creating flying geese blocks and why? Paper piecing, specialty rulers, putting squares on corners of rectangles?
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    Pam Bono shows a unique way that is very fast and fun. You can see her on you tube.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ue1mB...eature=related
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    Triangulation software (paper piecing) for accuracy, no waste and easy as can be.

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    I just got an email from Martingale about this. They had 4 different methods. I like the old stand-by, squares sewn onto a rectangle, but I've also done it as 2 HST squares. I think Eleanor Burns' method looks interesting, too.

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    i use method 3 of Alex Anderson's method from her book 'Keep on Quilting' it works great for me- i hated making them until i learned this technique- you start with a 1 large square & 4 small squares- 2 of the small squares go into diagonal corners of the large square- stitch on both sides of the diagonal- cut in the center- press- add next small square on corner that needs it- stitch on both sides- cut- press- 4 flying geese- all done - there are probably tutorials actually showing this technique- it changed everything for me- before this i would do anything to not have to make flying geese - now i do them on purpose.
    i also like foundation piecing them- especially long rows of small ones.
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    Googled Alex Anderson's flying geese. It's amazing! I'll never hesitate to do flying geese again!

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    I use Eleanor Burns' flying geese rulers and I love them. This is the easiest way I've found to make flying geese and they work very well for me.
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    I large square and four small squares...use this method all the time now. This is a cool 3 color flying geese: http://thelastpiece.typepad.com/the_...utorial-1.html
    If you don't work on it you'll never finish it.

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    Flying geese are used so much that anything that makes them easier and accurate are worth the money.
    After trying many different ways I found Quilt In A Day rulers method the easiest and most accurate.
    Eleanor Burns is the leader in innovative ways to do quilting.
    Less cutting than the method of all those little squares

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    Wing Clipper all the way! Love that ruler.

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    I use the Eleanor Burns rulers. Perfect geese every time!
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    I prefer to PP my geese.

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    I do not like to PP anything and avoid patterns that use PP. It wastes not only paper but fabric. Then you have to tear it off.
    Eleanor Burns is the way to go for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose Marie View Post
    I do not like to PP anything and avoid patterns that use PP. It wastes not only paper but fabric. Then you have to tear it off.
    Eleanor Burns is the way to go for me.
    There is NO WASTE using Triangulations and the paper method. And I use paper that would otherwise be in the garbage.

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    i love the ricky timms way theres no way to mess this up if i can do it anyone can im very flying geese challenged and thats being nice lol. i got so carried away the first time i made them i made enough for an extra long tablerunner and 6 placemats and i still have some of them left over lol. its easy to find on youtube.
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    I also like Ricky Timms method of making Flying Geese. They have more looks than one.

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    I make 4-1/4" inch squares, cut them on the diag, sew them together, have done it this way for years and years and it works for me. Before I learned about this guild, I didn't know there was any other way of doing it.

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    I don't know about leaving others in the dust on this method...seems very slow to me but I am sure it is accurate. I would worry about all the waste myself...
    Michelle Guadarrama

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    http://youtu.be/78Mu0C_QL8Y

    The English method demonstrated by Ricky Tims in this video.

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    Me too. Love my Wing clipper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShowMama View Post
    I use Eleanor Burns' flying geese rulers and I love them. This is the easiest way I've found to make flying geese and they work very well for me.
    This is the method I use, too.

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