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Thread: How do your geese fly?

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    How do your geese fly?

    I'm just curious as to which method is your favorite to make flying geese? I have tried four different ways and I'm wondering which one works the best for you.

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    Below is my favorite way.....I like it because it makes FOUR at once and each one is perfect.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=id3WjzE36NI
    After you make one set it is so easy and you can do it without much effort at all. I bought the rulers on Amazon at a good price.
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    Crookedly. That is how mine fly.
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    I do a rectangle with two squares. Cut down and use the scraps as leader and ender HST.

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    Mine fly with their wings. Bad I know.
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    Since I've been using the "no waste method" my geese have been flying pretty well.
    Try different methods until you find one that you like.
    Deb Tucker has a nice video on Youtube with similar method but you have to buy
    her ruler too.
    I just bought the "Fit to be Geese" ruler but haven't used it yet.
    Sounds like a nice ruler for squaring FG.

    Oops. Forgot to post the link.
    http://www.patchpieces.com/files/flyinggeese.pdf
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    I use Eleanor Burn's geese ruler and my geese come out perfect every time.
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    Me too, and if I have to make them another way I make them oversized and use Eleanor Burn's geese ruler to trim them.

    Quote Originally Posted by LivelyLady View Post
    I use Eleanor Burn's geese ruler and my geese come out perfect every time.
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    I liked the way Bonnie Hunter did hers, with the Ez angle ruler and the Companion ruler. I already had the Ez angle, and I just got the companion for 3.99 at Joanns on sale.

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    I use the go baby cutter. One rectangle and two triangles, cut off the extra. If I iron correctly they're good.
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    I've only done them a few times. I just did them with the little square, stitch diagonally and cut off excess triangle underneath. Worked fine for me. Saved little triangles for who knows what later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EasyPeezy View Post
    Since I've been using the "no waste method" my geese have been flying pretty well.
    Try different methods until you find one that you like.
    Deb Tucker has a nice video on Youtube with similar method but you have to buy
    her ruler too.
    I just bought the "Fit to be Geese" ruler but haven't used it yet.
    Sounds like a nice ruler for squaring FG.

    Oops. Forgot to post the link.
    http://www.patchpieces.com/files/flyinggeese.pdf
    That is my favorite method...love that there is no waste. It is important to cut accurately and to sew an accurate seam.

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    I do them using the Eleanor Burns method and her geese rulers. Mine turn out beautifully every time. I've tried several other methods & they never came out straight.
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    I use the Lazy Girl ruler and love it. No waste and geese are correct size after dog ear trim.

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    Saving triangles.

    Sometime soon I will post a quilt I made with leftover triangles. It was so fun to make.

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    mygal, thx for the link. i have the ruler, but never made them. will now.

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    All my geese are PP

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    Eleanor Burns is the only way for me also.

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    No waste method for me and do have the special ruler to make them any size I want/need.
    If you don't work on it you'll never finish it.

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    I have Deb Tucker's ruler and I love it for flying geese. As much as I try, I'm still one of those people who do better making something a smidge bigger and cutting it down, and this ruler and method does that. I guess lots of people can cut and sew triangles, but like I said - I'm not one of those people!!

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    Depends on my time...if time is not an issue then I prefer the traditional method: 1 rectangle and two squares (call me quirky but I love to piece) however if time is an issue then I use Eleanor Burns" method and her rulers to make 4 at a time.

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    Ricky Tims has an interesting method you might want to look at too. I don't have the link but I'm sure you can find it easily.
    Maggie

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    I use Easypeesy's way of doing it. Works well for me.

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    I just learned a new method when I was making the Connecting Threads mystery quilt and I really like it. New to me, anyway. I also make mine a smidge bigger and trim them down.
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    I use the Quilt in a Day flying geese rulers.....perfect every time!

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