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