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Watson 01-13-2020 01:16 PM

Bonus HST's From Flying Geese
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Another..."Maybe everyone already knows this..." but it was news to me so I thought I'd share.
I'm taking a class to make a quilt that is made up of Flying Geese and the instructor is teaching us all different techniques. The first class was the one at a time method, but instead of wasting anything, she taught us to make bonus HST's out of the piece I would normally just snip off.

If it's too hard to read, let me know and I'll type it out.


Iceblossom 01-13-2020 02:12 PM

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I really like the rectangle and two squares method of making geese. I used to be very precise in my cutting and sewing and I've switched to a slice and dice cut large and trim down style of quilting. It doesn't really waste very much fabric, I'm actually more precise in my end results, and for me it's happier as well as faster.

I also use it for the HST, where I draw a line down the middle and depending on what I'm doing I either sew on that line or cut on that line. Again, for small units there really is very little waste and with larger units you can use those extra HST.

So here's two quilts in one! Picture one is "Mayflower" a traditional block much like Winding Ways but no curve. Picture two is Broken Dishes that I made from the excess HST from the Mayflower project.

juliasb 01-13-2020 02:27 PM

I have learned something new again. I have saved this information for future use.

Tartan 01-13-2020 03:23 PM

Waste not, want not. Good tip!

helou 01-13-2020 04:54 PM

great save. thank you.

pocoellie 01-13-2020 05:03 PM

I've using the bonus HST's for years, only not only from flying geese, snowball blocks, etc. Only problem is, now I have hundreds (probably) that need to be squared up and used. I'll get there sometime. LOL

nativetexan 01-13-2020 06:09 PM

Oh yes, i hate waste.

tesspug 01-13-2020 07:54 PM

Two years ago I made my niece a wedding quilt that consisted of many snowballed blocks. I used this method for the HST and made her a dresser scarf to match.

calla 01-14-2020 05:14 AM

Qthanks for this

SusieQOH 01-14-2020 07:32 AM

Watson, that's a great tip, thanks!!!

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