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Thread: Need Math Help - Flying Geese

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    Senior Member RUSewing's Avatar
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    Need Math Help - Flying Geese

    What is the 'equation' used to make Flying Geese? There has to be a way to figure out what size square to put with a strip?

    I will be so appreciative of help!

    Terry
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    They can't see how truly beautiful they are,
    but everyone else can. People are kinda like that. ~~

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    Under the advanced search, type in "flying geese pattern" and it will come up with many ideas. I was just looking at them last week and they are very helpful. Haven't tried it yet though. Good luck!!!

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    here is an excellent pdf on flying geese http://www.patchpieces.com/files/flyinggeese.pdf
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    Thanks Nancy! A local quilt shop owner shared these directions with me once, and I loved them. Then I misplaced the directions and really appreciate the link. Best flying geese I ever made came by doing them with these directions.

    Kat

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    The method Nancy shared is my favorite too. There are all sorts of rulers on the market, but this is simple and efficient.
    Arlene

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    That is my favorite method as well. My current avatar has over 200 geese made that way. One thing that I will point out is that my smaller squares were about 1/4" larger that needed. That allowed me to square the top of the geese up perfectly and I was able to make sure that the point was exactly at the 1/4" seam line - although I am careful, at over 200 to make I did make some that needed some tlc.
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    Thank you for that site. I made a permnant copy of it to use in the future.

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    Geese are always twice as wide as they are tall. So if you know the finished width you want, then your strip is that wide plus 1/2". And the height is half of the finished width, plus 1/2. The squares to make the "sky" are the same size as the height of the strip.
    So, for example, if your finished strip is 4" wide, then you have
    strip - 4.5" x 2.5" (to finish at 4x2)
    squares - 2.5" (2 of them)

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