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Old 05-05-2016, 11:45 AM
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Default Easy no marking at all Flying Geese

I love flying geese, but hate having to mark the backs, and couldn't afford that expensive ruler that starts with R and F (don't think I am allowed to say the name.) Found this Omni and with a store coupon, was less than $10 including tax, and it makes geese units in finished sizes from 1 by 2" to 4 by 8" The 4-1/2" x 8-1/2" unfinished block makes into a 8-1/2" unfinished sawtooth star, with addition of ends and a middle. Sooooo easy!

I am making little geese pieces using the 2" mark on the ruler, which means I cut my strips at 2-1/2". Instructions with the ruler were super simple, and I cut all the piece in a flash. Cut the small pieces with the strip doubled, so you get a right and a left side piece. I am doing these with a gray background, and scrappy centers. These geese units, see my sample using 4 geese, will be sewn end to end, making a piece 4-12" wide, and width of quilt for borders.

Cut the triangle pieces double so you get a right side and a left side. Both the triangle and body pieces are cut from 2-1/2" pieces. Lay a triangle on a body, matching the point. The flat portion of the triangle will lap on the flat portion of the body. Sew, press, sew the other one and press. And that's it!
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Old 05-06-2016, 02:42 AM
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Is the ruler called a flying geese ruler? I made a quilt that had over 200 FG units and it took forever. I found Eleanor Burns method really helpful and accurate. I liked it because it made 4 geese units at a time. But I'm interested in the ruler you're recommending. Your blocks look very nice.
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Old 05-06-2016, 03:46 AM
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You can't say R and F but you can say Omni ? Thanks for the info, I'll check up on it.
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Old 05-06-2016, 03:51 AM
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Now I'm racking my brain trying to figure out who R and F is. Maybe it will come to me when I've had more coffee!!
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Old 05-06-2016, 05:06 AM
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I like making flying geese the "no waste" way. No tiny pieces to work with and they are always accurate. You end up with four at a time. So much easier.
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Old 05-06-2016, 05:35 AM
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I too prefer Eleanor Burn's method of making flying geese from two triangles. You can see any off mistakes you make when you do the final trimming. I just use a square up ruler and not her specialty ruler.
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Old 05-06-2016, 09:11 AM
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Me. too and no bias edges as in the Eleanor Burns method I've seen!!

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I like making flying geese the "no waste" way. No tiny pieces to work with and they are always accurate. You end up with four at a time. So much easier.
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https://www.connectingthreads.com/CT...6/sitelogo.jpg I like this way. Seems so much easier to me.
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I am glad there's so many ways to choose what works
best for yourself. Personal I love EB geese
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Old 05-06-2016, 03:12 PM
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Thanks for the info. I will need to read up on this ruler.

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