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Old 08-30-2012, 07:57 AM
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Has anyone used his method? Do you quilt over the whole thing, even the flying geese? Do you like his method, or do you prefer the "flat" flying geese? Thanks.
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Old 08-30-2012, 09:15 AM
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is the like the 10 minute block. i did a quilt with regular 10 minute blocks and also had some flying geese because i didn't open the inserted square all the way. you can fold the edges back and stitch them down or not. if sending to a long arm quilter, you might tell her or him and see what is necessary. I still make my geese the old fashioned way most times.
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Old 08-30-2012, 09:19 AM
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I've seen that video several times, don't like the 'pockets'. I just do them the 'old' way.
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Old 08-30-2012, 09:37 AM
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A year or so ago, I did a Christmas lap size quilt with three rows of flying geese going in different directions using Ricky's method and size 8" flying geese. I too did not like the pockets, so I sewed them shut when quilting. It was a very fast way of making flying geese but it also made for very heavy quilt top. I wasn't smart enough to roll the sides down like a cathedral window to make a different design at the time. But I still have it and it holds up well. Next time I want to make one, I will use the old fashion method, takes less fabric.
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Old 08-30-2012, 11:38 AM
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I really enjoyed the video; but I will probably use the old fashioned way.
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Old 08-30-2012, 12:47 PM
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Um, I don't really like the pockets. Even if you quilted over them, it doesn't seem like the quilt would have the same look. There are so many methods for making flying geese. I find the easiest one for me is to use rectangles and squares, sew the squares to the ends of the rectangle with a diagonal seam and then flip the triangles up and press. You can chain piece your heart out!
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Old 08-30-2012, 01:41 PM
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This method was not created by Ricky, he just discovered it and shared it. I made a flannel quilt 20 years ago using this method. I took a class several years ago with Jackie Robinson and it a class where all the blocks were 3d. She said these methods were from the 1800s. "something old is new again"!
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Thanks, everyone!
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Old 08-30-2012, 02:06 PM
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Originally Posted by franc36 View Post
I really enjoyed the video; but I will probably use the old fashioned way.
It was a new way to make them. But I don't think I'd like the extra thickness that they have.
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