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Thread: FlyingGeese-Quick&Easy

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    Super Member Feathers's Avatar
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    I watched Ricky Tim's video and wrote out these directions after seeing the video for making Flying Geese using just one seam. This technique is also called the ENGLISH METHOD of slying geese. Good luck to all. This is easy, quick and so much more fun (for me) than the old way of doing Flying Geese. Don't forget to check out SONDRAY's post about changing sizes for this method which she posted in July 2008.

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    Neat! I used this method in one of my blocks for the b/w swap......... didn't know what I was doing........ just followed the directions.

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    Just watched the video where I have DSL rather than at home with dial up! How great is that, and with this method you can do curved seams ala Cathedral Windows! How great is that!:thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Thank you for the instructions and pictures :D :D :D

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    thank you for taking the time to put this together for us

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loretta
    Have you tried this method Feathers? I made 50 the other night while watching tv- they go so fast when done by hand. But they used twice the fabric. How would you hand quilt around them? Don't think my machine quilter will do them as they have the pocket that gets caught in the machine- but I thought I would use them on a hand quilted wall hanging. Would I tack the pocket down all the way around the "arrow"? Help!
    Loretta, yes! I've made these and I could do a WHOLE KING quilt with them NOW. Since the first Flying Geese unit I ever made I realized it wasn't a unit I enjoyed making so haven't done too many in the past but I do like this method. The picture I posted is the finished block of my first FG when I tried out the 1 seam method. I like it.

    Kluedesigns: You're welcome! I hope you'll be able to use the instructions to make something you'll love.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loretta
    LOL! I hate to be a pain here- but how do I quilt around those pockets? If they are used in a quilt that is going to be used and washed, they all have to be sewn down don't they?
    Loretta, you aren't a pain so quit thinking that but OK, I didn't say this was going to be THAT easy? Maybe an applique treatment or blanket stitch on the edge of the (yellow on my quilt block example) pyrimid shape or use a fusible on that same part of the block? Anybody have suggestions??

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    Ricky Timms lets his geese fly just like they are :D He does not sew them down, but likes the 3dimensional look. Since they are secured, it may not hurt to let them alone, would they need to be pressed any after washing??? I have not made any this way yet.

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    Thank you for posting this.

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    i saw that also and how easy just wish i had it when i was making flying geese with 1 1/2 inch sq

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    Thanks for the info Feathers! I also watched the video and was wondering the same thing as Loretta -- what the heck to do with that pocket when quilting. If they were very large, I think they wouldn't look very good when washed unless you ironed the quilt...

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    I've used this method for a final border on two quilts, what fun and so easy. Thanks for the tutorial!

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    Thank you sew much for the tut and pic. I want to try this tonight.

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    a quilt made using these geese should hold up under regular use as well as any other.

    if i made one, i'd quilt around the geese so they would still "flap". to really enhance the 3-dimensional look, i might even do a bit of quilting under the flaps. a competent long-armer would simply have to pay attention. ;-)

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    I must be Flying Geese challenged. Thought I had it down the first time I studied it, now a few days later can't figure it out. :)

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    Will have to try this method. I did some flying geese recently and had problems with getting them the right size. Guess I need more practice on diagonal seams. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loretta
    I love this method and use them on wall hangings all the time. But I hesitate to put them on a quilt that will be used. The FG pockets will catch on things and be a temptation for children to "pick". LOL! And I do not think they will hold up after repeated washings. Anyone else have any experience with them? I do love the 3D effect on wall hangings.
    The curved pieces can be stitched through all layers of the fabrics, so there isn't any pocket anymore. It still gives a nice dimentional affect to the piece

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shemjo
    Just watched the video where I have DSL rather than at home with dial up! How great is that, and with this method you can do curved seams ala Cathedral Windows! How great is that!:thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
    If you do a search on Youtube.com for 3D faux cathedral window, you will see a wonderful tutorial that could be used as a separate block. It looks just like the real thing, but you don't have to connect them to sew in your middle piece. I can see a lot of possiblities for these. The construction is a lot like the one seam flying geese, but there are two seams.

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    Youtube.com also has a video for the one seam flying geese if you need more help.

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    I'm having trouble seeing your written instructions. Is there any way you could type them or block letter the instructions to make it easier to read. It would be greatly appreciated!!!!!

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    I like this method.

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    For some reason I'm lost in this one! Maybe I'm just tired?

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    I can't figure it out either.

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