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    So the pattern my dear bro decided on starts with: cut 1539 (1 3/4") squares. These are to be used....in making 700 odd flying geese. Does anyone have a good method of making multiple flying geese at a time? Have you done it? Any tips?

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    I haven't tried it, but this video has been getting rave reviews. Pretty sure it's free to everyone:

    https://pamsclub.com/]https://pamsclub.com/[/url]

    It's right on the front page.

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    Might want to check out Jodi Barrow's Square N a Square technique....Or Deb Tucker's Wing Clipper technique...both require their rulers, but both techniques work really well....I'll be watching this posting to see what other's recommend as well...I'm working on a quilt that has almost 300...:) BTW, the quilt pattern is gorgeous!!

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    the flying geese ruler is awesome, makes flying geese in a variety of sizes with NO waste. it is basically the no waste method, so if you know the finished size you need, you'd cut a large square, then four smaller squares. think there might be a tut on it somewhere, or do a google search. since it makes 4 from 1 square it goes pretty quick.

    that's a beauty of a quilt!

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    Eleanor Burns method also turns out four at time, very accurate.

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    http://www.patchpieces.com/files/flyinggeese.pdf
    Use this method all the time...no waste flying geese!

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    oooh...I made a pattern similar to that as my first quilt..........yep...I hate making flying geese

    you could always do the 1/2 sq triangel method...and if you have an accuquilt to cut them...that would be even better

    even with all of the work....it was/is one of my favs...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MonnaL
    I haven't tried it, but this video has been getting rave reviews. Pretty sure it's free to everyone:

    https://pamsclub.com/]https://pamsclub.com/[/url]

    It's right on the front page.

    Wow, that method is great!

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    PP Draw the strip of geese, make copies and sew. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teacup
    Eleanor Burns method also turns out four at time, very accurate.

    I've used Eleanor Burns method, quick and accurate.
    Love the quilt pattern.

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    Your bro has good taste, great quilt pattern. I'm glad you asked about the geese as I'm learning a lot from the answers here. I put off doing a quilt due to same issue.

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    I'm with glassquilt, PP is my choice to :)

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    For a pattern like the one in the picture, I'd probably paper-piece the FG in strips.

    All the above methods are great and definitely serve a purpose, but you still have to sew individual FG together, without losing any points and keeping the run of geese straight.
    I'd prefer to pp them - takes all the wonkiness out of the process.

    YMMV. ;-)


    eta: oops, as mentioned above :mrgreen:

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    Beautiful pattern! :)

    Eleanor Burns rulers/method is my favorite way of making a lot of flying geese, but when they're so small, I'd rather go with paper piecing.

    Here's a page with different sizes of paper pieced rows. You can edit them in Photoshop Elements to make the rows as long or short as you need them to be and to make the blocks the exact size that you want.

    http://www.quilterscache.com/B/Blank...latesPage.html

    Flying geese 1½ x 3/4" adapted from Quilters' Cache - ignore the numbering at the bottom of the strip where I pasted one strip onto the other to make it long enough. :)
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    Two miniature quilts - I think the top one used the 1½"x3/4" blocks
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    Wow!! Thanks for all the help. It may be that PP is the way to go. Looking like it anyway. I am confused as to the size of the FG. I will get it, just takes me a while.

    Yes, little bro has good taste, he is always the one to gild the lily....comes up with the 'most' of anything and everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thenonnielady
    decided on starts with: cut 1539 (1 3/4") squares.
    Quote Originally Posted by thenonnielady
    I am confused as to the size of the FG. I will get it, just takes me a while.
    Are the rectangles in the pattern cut 3"?
    And are the finished blocks around 7" square (4 smaller blocks make up the big X block)?

    Looks like the size of the FG would be 1.25" x 2.5" FINISHED (1.75" x 3" UNFINISHED) - does that agree with the pattern?

    Once you get all the FG strips done, it's really a breeze to put together.
    The pp would be the most time consuming part.

    You can PP in strips of 4FG or 8FG depending on the length of your foundation paper. I use vellum, so I'd use the larger size to do the strips in one shot - for both the blocks and the sashing.

    If you don't have access to longer sheets, than you can do them in sets of 4 FG, and only have to attach them with the one seam. Not so bad.

    It's a great looking pattern - and really has a lot of possibilities depending on the fabric choices.

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    I love this pattern, could you give the source for it?

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    The pattern gives a couple of sizes so that you could pick the way you wanted to make them. I have to use my whole brain to sort it out.....but I think they are 1 3/4 by 3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTS
    Quote Originally Posted by thenonnielady
    decided on starts with: cut 1539 (1 3/4") squares.
    Quote Originally Posted by thenonnielady
    I am confused as to the size of the FG. I will get it, just takes me a while.
    Are the rectangles in the pattern cut 3"?
    And are the finished blocks around 7" square (4 smaller blocks make up the big X block)?

    Looks like the size of the FG would be 1.25" x 2.5" FINISHED (1.75" x 3" UNFINISHED) - does that agree with the pattern?

    Once you get all the FG strips done, it's really a breeze to put together.
    The pp would be the most time consuming part.

    You can PP in strips of 4FG or 8FG depending on the length of your foundation paper. I use vellum, so I'd use the larger size to do the strips in one shot - for both the blocks and the sashing.

    If you don't have access to longer sheets, than you can do them in sets of 4 FG, and only have to attach them with the one seam. Not so bad.

    It's a great looking pattern - and really has a lot of possibilities depending on the fabric choices.
    The triangle between the strips of FG is 7.5" square, cut diagonally. ....maybe a 14-15" block??? I have to do one to really know.
    They want brown, so I am thinking perhaps a cream on white batik with assorted brown 'sky' portions of the geese (goose?). Perhaps a little tan in the batik. Maybe dark, dark brown blender for the star. There is almost 11 yards of background fabric....

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    The pattern is from the Big book of Scrap Quilts by Oxmoor House, compiled and edited by L. Amanda Owens and Patricia Wilens.

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    One Seam Flying Geese Quilt Block, This looks simple

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    Eleanor Burns' technique is REALLY easy-- makes two at a time. Go to her website and do a search for it.

    HTH

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teacup
    Eleanor Burns method also turns out four at time, very accurate.
    This is what I do. You don't need the special rulers, but it was a lot faster after I got them.

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    I like Ricky Tims' method:

    http://youtu.be/78Mu0C_QL8Y

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    Ricky Tims has a one seam flying geese pattern and he shows you how to do it on youtube. Here is the link:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78Mu0C_QL8Y

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