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Make a Gaggle of Geese

By October 9, 2020 October 16th, 2020 Blog

I know I’ve shown how to make flying geese before. But one of the great things about quilting is that there is more than one way to do something. My preferred method requires a ruler. I know that quilters can end up with a passel of rulers, many of which seldom or never get used. So I thought it would be good to create a second flying geese tutorial. One that doesn’t require a special ruler.

I’m sticking with a no waste method. Who wants to waste precious fabric? Not me! This method is great in that you end up with multiple geese. So one large square for your geese and four small squares for your sky or background your end up with four flying geese. Your large square needs to be 1 1/4″ larger than the desired finished width of your flying geese. While your smaller squares need to be 7/8″ larger than your desired finished height. (Example: for a 6″x 3″ flying geese unit you would want a 7 1/4″ large geese square and 4- 3 7/8″ small sky squares.) Want to skip the math? Here’s a cheat sheet.

I used this method with my Twinkle pattern. Did you know flying geese make perfect star points? Plus this method creates the perfect amount for each star. So it would work well with my Braveheart pattern.

But any quilt that requires a bunch of flying geese this method is perfect for. Here are a few flying geese patterns to get your creative juices going. Now that you’ve got a few ideas. Let’s learn how to make this classic block with my Multiple Flying Geese tutorial.

Remember to share your creations with me. I really do love to see what you come up with. There are a few ways to do this. One, you can email me your pictures, two tag me on Instagram @emsscrapbag, three share it on my group Facebook page. Thanks, I’m looking forward to seeing your creations!

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