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    Flying geese?

    Is there a quick easy way to make flying geese with 2 different color wings? The specific colors have to stay on the same side.
    I use the four at once method and love it, but it would make 1/2 the colors on the wrong side of the wing.

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    I would make HST then put two together to make the geese with correct color on each side.
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    Have you seen Ricky Tims one seam flying geese? It is 3D but you could sew down the goose if you wanted to.

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    I use the rectangle with 2 squares placed on each corner, sew the diagonal seams and trim off the corners. You can use 2 squares the same colour or 2 different colours.

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    Thanks for the replies. I hate sewing on the bias because I mess it up every time. Tartan I wil give you method a try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    I use the rectangle with 2 squares placed on each corner, sew the diagonal seams and trim off the corners. You can use 2 squares the same colour or 2 different colours.
    That's what I do. I call it the "old fashioned way." For the diagonal seam I draw the line and sew on it. If the squares are small enough, I use the line marked on the bed of my machine just in front of the presser foot to guide the point of the block.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CRO View Post
    Thanks for the replies. I hate sewing on the bias because I mess it up every time. Tartan I wil give you method a try.
    If sewing on the bias is a concern to you, then paper piecing your geese, may be the route to go.
    No fears with bias ... and perfectly sizes and shaped geese, with ever so nice points on them!
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    CRO I know exactly what you are talking about as I am making a Flying Dutchman block. That's the very problem with wanting to do the easy flying geese method. I really don't think anyone has properly answered our question here so far. I don't like doing the old fashioned, draw a diagonal line and sew on it method. That's why I wanted to use the fast way. In a way it's interesting to see no one has the way to do this but there has to be some way!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    I use the rectangle with 2 squares placed on each corner, sew the diagonal seams and trim off the corners. You can use 2 squares the same colour or 2 different colours.
    This is the method I use the most..

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    I PP flying geese all the time, no matter what size. Just easier for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    If sewing on the bias is a concern to you, then paper piecing your geese, may be the route to go.
    No fears with bias ... and perfectly sizes and shaped geese, with ever so nice points on them!
    Amen to that! PP Geese look lovely, lie flat, and can be any colors you like. And their points are prettier than wing feathers!
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    I have never done PP so have no idea how to do that.

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    Carol Doak has a book, "Show Me How to Paper Piece", (I'm sure it's still in print) that will take you thru all the steps. Very good instructions.
    PP can be confusing at first, but once you learn, it can be easy.

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    I would use what Tartan suggested which is what I was taught was called "snowball". I prefer EB two squares that produce 4 flying geese but I don't think that you would get the colors on the same side.
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    You could get 4 different colors on your flying geese if you used the "No Waste" method, but the colors you want wouldn't be on the correct side.
    With Ricky Tim's method, you could put the colors as you want them. This uses a little more fabric, but there is only one seam, and you would get what you want.
    Tartan's method wastes a little more fabric, but you will get what you want with that, too. Just make sure to do the sewing just a thread or two closer to the corner. Mine are always too short if I don't do that. And some people trim out only the triangle from the small square and leave the background fabric on.

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    Kimberly Enmo has a flying geese ruler which is easy to use and requires no waste or trimming. See her website for a video on how to use it. It is a 2 sided ruler. Cut the triangles on 1 side and the squares on the other side. The only thing that you have to be careful about is that the strips that you use to cut the squares must have right sides together to make mirror image squares. You can purchase the ruler on Amazon. Cuts the time in half and you usually have little or trimming.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    I use the rectangle with 2 squares placed on each corner, sew the diagonal seams and trim off the corners. You can use 2 squares the same colour or 2 different colours.
    This is what I would do! Depending on the finished size you may not have to "draw lines".
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    You are all amazing. Thank you all for all the methods. I had no idea there was that many methods to make flying geese!

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