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Thread: Paper Piecing Flying Geese

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    Super Member tellabella's Avatar
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    I am getting ready to make hundreds of 1.5 x 3 inch flying geese using paper piecing..I am working on Sue Garman's pattern...Stars for a New Day, the 2009 BOM on the Quilt Show...and it has a flying geese border...

    I hate the thought of cutting all those pieces out and so I took out my new dies...2.5 inch half square triangles...for the sky and 3.5 inch half square triangles for the geese...does anyone know if this would work...

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    There is a youtube tutorial with Ricky Timms, and it is a one seam flying geese. If you need to make that many I would check it out. Happy quilting.

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    i think the usual measurements are 2 1/2 x 5 for the geese

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    There's a new CD called Triangulations 3.0 that does Flying Geese making it simple with paper...I have 2.0 which is also great...Check it out thru ConnectingThreads.com. I just sent for it and that's the cheapest I could find it.

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    If you have a LOT of flying geese you might want to consider the "no waste" method. It makes four at a time and comes out perfect.

    http://blocksnswaps.blogspot.com/200...ing-geese.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by EasyPeezy
    If you have a LOT of flying geese you might want to consider the "no waste" method. It makes four at a time and comes out perfect.

    http://blocksnswaps.blogspot.com/200...ing-geese.html
    I was thinking of this method too..thanks...I will try a few and see if they come out right...I just tried my method with paper piecing and the sky 2.5 triangles are just a bit small, the 3.5 inch in perfect for the geese...but I am not crazy about having to take it out after each seam, press it open, etc...seems too slow of a process...but very accurate...

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    Ditto, Bren49

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    Here is a link for 1,5 inch mini geese foundation. You could print it out at 200%?http://qi.yarnslave.com/Foundations/...niGeeseAPC.gif
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    Thanks for the link..I have decided to do the bikini method...it is going very quick actually...and they are turning out to be accurate too.....

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    Which method do you call bikini? LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by EasyPeezy
    Which method do you call bikini? LOL
    Bikini method?!? I don't have the body for that! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by gzuslivz
    Quote Originally Posted by EasyPeezy
    Which method do you call bikini? LOL
    Bikini method?!? I don't have the body for that! LOL
    I don't either. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by EasyPeezy
    Which method do you call bikini? LOL
    I am doing Sue Garman's BOM from 2009 for the Quilt Show...Stars for a New Day..she gives 3 ways to do the flying geese...one is with paper piecing and I found it too much of a pain, to press after each piece etc..then she called the second method the "Bikini" method or the bra and panty method..basically it is the one where you take one square that is 1 1/4 inch bigger than finished width, and you take 2 smaller squares 7/8 bigger than finished height...draw a diagonal line through the small pieces, cut off 3/8" off the tip of one corner...set them on top of the bigger square on opposite corners, with cut off diagonals in centre...sew through the diagonals, cut in half, press open the sky pieces, add another small square to each piece on the opposite side, sew, and cut in halp again..you have 4 flying geese now...I know this probably makes no sense at all as I am writing fast but let me know if anyonw wants more info..they come out great..and my smaller pieces instead of making them 7/8' bigger i made them once inch and I am glad i did as it gave me some wiggle room to square up..

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    So the "bikini" is same as what I posted also known as "no waste method".
    I think it's the fastest and most accurate method for FG.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EasyPeezy
    So the "bikini" is same as what I posted also known as "no waste method".
    I think it's the fastest and most accurate method for FG.
    That's it...If you turn her picture in the tute it looks like a bikini, or Sue Garman also refers to it as a bra and panty...thanks for your help....I like when you don't waste ANY fabric...

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