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# Which method do you prefer for making flying geese?

04-30-2011, 06:59 PM
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I use the rectangle and the two squares.
04-30-2011, 07:22 PM
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i love the ricky tims method i saw it on a tutorial on it here and it was so easy i had sworn off flying geese before i tried his way.
i just finished making 6 placemats and a table runner for my friend and they were awesome !!! so im a flying geese fan again ))))
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04-30-2011, 08:37 PM
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Originally Posted by patchsamkim
I use a method I found in a magazine at least 15 years ago..it uses a larger square plus 4 smaller squares. There is math to figure out what sizes you need. First 2 squares are put onto the larger square on opposite corners and you draw a line down the center and sew 1/4" on each side of the line. Then you cut apart and press. Next, onto each of the 2 units you add a square, again draw a diagonal line and sew on each side of it, and then cut apart and press. You end up with 4 units with no waste. As long as you cut accurately and sew accurately, this is a wonderful method.
This is the method that I use, I love that there is no waste. I first did the rectangle with 2 squares sewn on both ends but you end up wasting fabric with that method.
05-01-2011, 02:55 AM
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Originally Posted by patchsamkim
I use a method I found in a magazine at least 15 years ago..it uses a larger square plus 4 smaller squares. There is math to figure out what sizes you need. First 2 squares are put onto the larger square on opposite corners and you draw a line down the center and sew 1/4" on each side of the line. Then you cut apart and press. Next, onto each of the 2 units you add a square, again draw a diagonal line and sew on each side of it, and then cut apart and press. You end up with 4 units with no waste. As long as you cut accurately and sew accurately, this is a wonderful method.
this is the only way i get mine to come out right.... and i love flying geese, so i make a lot of them...
05-01-2011, 03:38 AM
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Depending on the project, a different method is used each time but my preference is the one Ricky Tims demonstrated on the Quilt Show:

http://youtu.be/78Mu0C_QL8Y
05-01-2011, 04:20 AM
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Ricky Tims one seam flying geese is the best and most perfect , except for paper piecing. You can make hundreds in just a little while.
05-01-2011, 04:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Carol's Quilts
I think the Ricky Tims demo is great, but I wish I could find those instructions printed out. I'll never remember how to do it once the video is over!
http://piecemealquilts.files.wordpre...e-tutorial.pdf
05-01-2011, 05:07 AM
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I love the flying geese ruler and use it a lot. If working scrappy, then I do the rectangle with the pieces on the ends to use up smaller squares. It's also fun to do dimensional ones like Ricky Tims demos.
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05-01-2011, 05:09 AM
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This has been a helpful thread - thanks for all the help and posted links. I've struggled with flying geese in the past but was not aware of some of these methods.
05-01-2011, 06:12 AM
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Paper piecing. ♥
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