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    Old 04-30-2011, 11:19 AM
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    I know of 2 ways to make flying geese. One is using a rectangle and sewing squares to each corner and then trimming. The other method I have tried is Eleanor Burns' using her template to trim. I have heard there are other methods and just wondered if you have a favorite?
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    Old 04-30-2011, 11:24 AM
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    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.
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    Old 04-30-2011, 11:26 AM
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    Originally Posted by GAgal
    I One is using a rectangle and sewing squares to each corner and then trimming.
    That one. Pretty basic, huh?
    I know there are others - **make 8 FG with 2 seams** ;-) - but I just don't have to "think" when I use this method.

    Sometimes I don't even trim the triangles underneath.

    And if I were doing a run of geese, I'd probably PP them.
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    Old 04-30-2011, 11:33 AM
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    I just make HSTs and sew two together. I make a whole lot of HSTs with my cut down method and then just join them into sets of twos.
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    Old 04-30-2011, 11:44 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.
    There is a No Math ruler for this method that works great!
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    Old 04-30-2011, 11:44 AM
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    If I am making a ton of them, I will use the Wondercut ruler and sew two hst together as Rhonda does.

    There is also the one seam flying geese from Ricky Tims
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78Mu0C_QL8Y
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    Old 04-30-2011, 12:05 PM
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    I'll have to look for the Wondercut ruler. I loved the Ricky Tims video. First time I have seen him.
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    Old 04-30-2011, 12:16 PM
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    Originally Posted by GAgal
    I'll have to look for the Wondercut ruler. I loved the Ricky Tims video. First time I have seen him.
    I really like him. His quilts are beautiful.

    Everyone has their own favorite methods. This is my favorite. I have been friends with the ladies at WalterX2 for many years. If you ever have any problems or questions regarding their rulers they are so generous in their help. They also have a retreat two times a year, but since I was widowed I cannot afford it.
    This is a youtube video that shows the wondercut ruler.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFnRz7QaVBg
    Here is more information on the wondercut ruler.
    http://www.wondercutruler.com/ruler.html
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    Old 04-30-2011, 12:40 PM
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    Thanks Sadiemae for those links.
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    Old 04-30-2011, 12:42 PM
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    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
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