Neat Flying Geese

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Flying geese are ceaselessly thought to be lån med betalingsanmerkning out a doubt one of many many traditional, newbie-edifying blocks of quilting. They’re lån med betalingsanmerkning out a doubt up there lån med betalingsanmerkning half of square triangles, would no longer you deliver? Admittedly, I’ve most engaging made flying geese a pair of situations in my quilting roam. And out of nearly 20 quilt patterns, I’m at closing releasing my FIRST quilt pattern that uses flying geese! (Nightingale) yay!

Flying geese can even be refined…and I judge that is why or no longer it’s taken me so lengthy to bewitch a see at them. In case you do no longer sew in a wonderfully straight line lån med betalingsanmerkning a wonderfully scant 1/4″ seam, they’ll reach out a tiny wonky. (I focus on from experience). 

Successfully, I believed it used to be at closing time for me to give flying geese another and I’m so excited to allotment that they’ll even be excellent as easy as half of square triangles! The secret? Rising a a tiny increased flying geese (goose?), and trimming it correct down to your desired measurement. I MUCH bewitch this approach than making an try to be sizable just correct lån med betalingsanmerkning my piecing. Right here’s how or no longer it’s perforlån med betalingsanmerkning:

VIDEO TUTORIAL

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Step 1

Put your flying geese on your cutting again mat so as that the triangle is pointed towards you, as viewed under. 

 

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Seize a ruler that has a 45 stage line and residing it on high of your flying geese. Align the diagonal seam lån med betalingsanmerkning the 45 stage line.

Then earn the midpoint of what your flying geese could perchance perchance perchance also merely aloof measure. Align the tip of the triangle lån med betalingsanmerkning that point on your ruler. For instance I am trimming my flying geese to measure 3″ x 5.5″. So 5.5″ divided by 2 is 2.75″. So I are attempting to align the tip of the triangle lån med betalingsanmerkning the 2.75″ markings on my ruler. Seize demonstrate that there is at least 1/4″ of cloth between the tip of the flying geese triangle and the edge of the block. 

Then review at the left and bottom edges of your block. Assemble sure the flying geese a tiny prolong past your desired measurement, or completely aligns lån med betalingsanmerkning it.

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Step 2

Neat the flying geese edges on the helpful and high facets of your ruler. 

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Step 3

Rotate the flying geese 180 degrees as viewed under. Align the left and bottom edges of the flying geese alongside lån med betalingsanmerkning your desired measurement. On this case, or no longer it’s 3″ x 5.5″. Neat alongside the helpful and high edges of the ruler. Comprise in mind that there could perchance perchance perchance also merely aloof be 1/4″ between the purpose of your flying geese and the edge of the block.

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There you also can merely dangle it! That wasn’t so deplorable, just correct? An replacement to the utilization of a square ruler is to make spend of some web of arena of abilities ruler. I’m a fan of Bloc-Loc rulers. The thing referring to the Bloc-Loc Flying Geese rulers is that or no longer it would be well-known to bewitch the advise size ruler that you want. It’s a tiny of a bummer on fable of which manner that you also cannot reuse the ruler for increased/smaller flying geese, BUT it also manner that trimming your flying geese then turns into sizable easy and a tiny mindless. You merely residing the ruler over your flying geese block, then the groove on the ruler locks into residing lån med betalingsanmerkning the diagonal seams on your block. Then you lån med betalingsanmerkning out a doubt neat on all four facets. I dangle a pair of of those that are advise for Nightingale in my shop. 🙂

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Chuffed trimming!

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Brittany

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