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Thread: Fast, easy, and accurate Flying Geese from squares

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    geese

    great tute! someone should hire you to write pattern instructions, suitable for the 21st century. please send them your resume'. i'll be happy to write a letter of recommendation.

    when they have you make FG, they never say what the finish size will be, so you (i) really don't feel free to use a preferred method.
    they assume you (i) can figure out that if you cut a square 7-7/8 and cut twice on the diagonal and attach to the corners of a rectangle, you can choose your own method and end up with the proper size. they clearly don't know me.

    i have to make one out of paper first to work out the dimensions and then rework the fabric requirements. am i the only one? please don't say yes.
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    I have used this method ever since I found it on the net. What I like best about this method is there is No waste and the geese turn out perfect Every time.

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    Oh, I was having the hardest time trying to figure out the directions to the pictures and then the rest of the pictures came up, what a relief, now I understand it!lol Thank you so much, I am giving this a try for sure!
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    Wow great tut. Will try.

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    thanks I dislike making flying geese this will help
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    WOW! that'll sure help, thank you.

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    Thank you for doing this. The pics. help to understand it.

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    Thank you

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    This was a great tutorial! Thanks ever so much! Pictures were wonderful.
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    Great tutorial. Thank you. This will eliminate lots of waste which is wonderful.

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    thank you for sharing this !!! i will try it

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    Thanks Now I might have the courage to do the flying geese even for a border.
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    Thank you so much going to try it but in larger size just have to figure out the math which I'm not good at doing anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwessel47 View Post
    Crazy person that I am, I took the day on Tuesday to make 336 Flying Geese rectangles. This is how....

    So many of you have asked for this. I will share the method I use again. I have copied and edited my very first post on this board - so I didn't have to write it all out again. This time I will include some pictures as most of us are visual people. It can't just be me who knows how to make these simple and accurate flying geese. I read instructions for cutting off corners, or working with triangles, or expensive rulers and I just don't get it. Instead....
    Add 7/8" to the finished height of the small triangle. Cut 4 squares this size.
    Add 1 1/4" to the finished base of the large triangle. Cut 1 square this size.
    On wrong side of small squares: Draw diagonal, then draw sewing line 1/4" from both sides. There are awesome 1/2" rulers that make this a snap.
    Place 2 small squares on top of one large square across one diagonal- right sides together. Sew on marked sewing lines (both sides), chain piecing all the way. Cut on diagonal, press. (I usually press to the darker fabric.) Place the remaining squares in the blank spot of the resulting pieces. Sew on the sewing lines. Cut again on the diagonal. Press over that last triangle and - voila! - Flying Geese!
    You now have 4 completed geese, no waste, and accuracy beyond belief.
    A few examples:
    For a 2" x 4" goose - cut 4 @2 7/8, cut 1@ 5 1/4. Makes 4.
    For a 2 1/2 x 5 goose - cut 4 @ 3 5/8, cut 1 @ 6 3/4. Makes 4
    This is really simple math. Anyone can do it. No waste is a fabulous thing.
    Try it. I hope you love it as much as I do.
    Now I might try and make some since you give excellent tutorials,THANKS A MILLION
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    Thank you for sharing!

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    Thanks I will be using this tutorial.Sandy
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    I'm a little confused as to why the 2 1/2" x 5" goose would not be 3 3/8 x 6 1/4, rather than 3 5/8 x 6 3/4 if you are adding 7/8 and 1 1/4 for any size....am I reading something incorrectly?

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    Sterjane....go back and read all the comments, she recants the example. I love this, I had never seen it before. I will be using this method. Thank You for sharing!!
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    What would be the sizes I would cut for a 2 1/2 x 4 1/2? This sounds like something that would really help me.

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    So if I wanted to make a 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" flying goose, the size for the small block would be 3 3/8" and the large block would be 5 3/4". Is that correct??? That's usually the size I have to make for my flying geese, for some reason.
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    I can't find the pictures of cutting a business card and making smaller geese at the same time, was I dreaming?

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    Oops! That was Bonnie K Hunters Bonus Triangles from a snowball block, I have too many things going at one time....

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    Thank You for sharing your 'flying geese' fast - easy way with 'No Waste'...... Bless You & Happy Quilting!!
    HAPPY QUILTING - TENA

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    Question for you...I need to make Flying Geese and the measurements are 3" squares and the rectangle is 51/2". I tried the 3 7/8 X 6 3/4, but they are way too big for my project...care to assist?
    Last edited by MiQuilter; 03-03-2012 at 03:08 PM. Reason: spelling error

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    McQuilter your 3" and 5 1/2" squares have seam allowance in them......... you need to work with finished size.

    so use the finished size square of 2 1/2" and add the 7/8"
    5" and add 1 1/4" your geese should come out to the size you need.

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