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Friday, August 26, 2011

Friday Quilt Class: Flying Geese


This is the method I use to make
the Flying Geese unit.  There are
many methods and tools out there
but I have found this to be the easiest
and most accurate.


A Flying Geese unit starts with a
rectangle that is twice as long as
it is high.  For instance, 2" x 4",
3" x 6", 4" x 8".
This is the finished measurement,
so you will need to add 1/2" to your
measurements to allow for a 1/4"
seam on each side.  So those rectangles
would now be, 2 1/2" x 4 1/2", etc.

We are making a 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" unit.
To this we will place a 2 1/2" square
with a diagonal line marked on the
back on the left side of the rectangle
as shown above.  You will sew a thread
width below the drawn line to
accomodate the turn of the fabric when
pressing. 


 Press to the corner and then
trim the back 2 layers of fabric to 1/4".


Now place another 2 1/2" square with a
diagonal line drawn on back, right sides
together on the right side of the rectangle
as shown.  Sew a thread width below the
drawn line.


Press to the corner and trim the
back 2 layers of fabric to 1/4".
Square to 2 1/2" x 4 1/2".





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