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Which method do you prefer for making flying geese?

Old 05-01-2011, 10:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Lorae Radunz
Wasn't there a link showing how you take 2 squares, right sides together, sew around all 4 sides,cut corner to corner, and corner to corner, turn and press. I haven't tried it yet,but sounded simple and accurate to me.
I think these will make hst(s) for pinwheel blocks. I haven't tried it either.
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Old 05-01-2011, 11:28 PM
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Whoops! You're right. It must be the Ricky Timms link I was thinking of. I should make a sample as soon as I see something new. It would help me remember...
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Old 05-02-2011, 05:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Sadiemae
Originally Posted by Lorae Radunz
Wasn't there a link showing how you take 2 squares, right sides together, sew around all 4 sides,cut corner to corner, and corner to corner, turn and press. I haven't tried it yet,but sounded simple and accurate to me.
I think these will make hst(s) for pinwheel blocks. I haven't tried it either.
I have, and it's very quick and addictive!
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Old 05-02-2011, 03:57 PM
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Just saw a video showing a ruler that does this with "no math".
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3Oro...re=uploademail
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Old 05-02-2011, 04:05 PM
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Originally Posted by patchsamkim
Here is a link to the method with the no math ruler...I don't have the ruler, but the method is the same.
Uses 1 larger square and 4 smaller squares.

http://lifesaquilt.blogspot.com/2006...hnique_24.html
Thank you so much. Can't wait to try this one. :thumbup:
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Old 05-03-2011, 11:53 AM
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Ricky Timms and Alex Anderson had a neat one that I will make. Very creative.
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Old 05-03-2011, 12:31 PM
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I made a couple of doll quilts recently that had rows of flying geese - very small pieces - and I used foundation papers for those. It was very painstaking and I didn't enjoy the process much, but at least the results were very precise.

Whenever possible though, I use Eleanor Burns' rulers and method for flying geese. Fast and precise. :)

The smallest is about 14" wide, I think - the "geese" were about 3/4" tall.
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Old 05-03-2011, 12:35 PM
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I use the Jodi Barrows method. Google it and you'll be able to make a lot of flying geese in no time and it is very easy. She uses the square on a square method.
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Forgot to add:

I got the strip foundations from here and edited them to get the sizes I wanted:
http://www.quilterscache.com/B/Blank...latesPage.html
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This may have already been mentioned, but with the Eleanor Burns method, you absolutely MUST trim!
One year, I sat down and started using the big square/4 small square technique and completed 1,064 flying geese without trimming once.
With the EB technique, I had to trim at least 3/4" off every goose - - care do the math on how many yards of fabric would have hit the floor at the end of making 1,064 flying geese?
I like the challenge of the EB technique and find it very fun to mess with - - until I have to trim ...
HST end up with too many pieces of fabric coming together at one point - - but, that is just me. <wave>
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