Flying Geese Block Tutorial
There is a simple
accurate way to make
For this 12 inch (finished) block
#1504 Sew & Fold On A Roll
2" X 4" Flying Geese
This is a Foundation Method
where you use the blue and black lines of the paper
as your guide.
Our papers come on 50 foot rolls.
Starting at the bottom of a blue triangle
Cut (4) papers 10 1/2 inches in length
Focus Fabric (fabric A) for Geese
(1) 9 1/2" X 9 1/2"-center
(6) 4 1/4" X 4 1/4"-geese
(2) 3 1/2" X 3 1/2"-corners
Background Fabric (fabric B)
(24) 2 3/8" X 2 3/8"- geese
(2) 3 1/2" X 3 1/2" -corners
Sub-cut each of the (6)
4 1/4" X 4 1/4" geese
twice from corner to corner
to get 4 large triangles
Cut each of the (24) back ground
2 3/8" X 2 3/8"
once from corner to corner
to get 2 small triangles
You will now have a total of
(24) large triangles for the center of the geese
(48) small triangles for the back ground on the geese
Pin a large triangle
at the bottom of the first paper
within the blue triangle guide lines
notice the blue notch mark to the right of the tip of the triangle?
Lay a small triangle
along the right edge of the large triangle
matching within the notch.
Lower your stitch to 1.5
and sew a scant 1/4th inch seam.
*lowering the stitch perforates the paper
when it's time to pull the paper off at the end.
Press the small triangle over and up.
Lay the next small triangle
right side down
along the left edge of the large triangle.
Sew and Fold
This is a very forgiving method that corrects itself with every triangle.
Because this is a
we follow the lines of the paper
and not the fabric.
Lay the next Large Triangle
and match within the notches on the left and right sides
There is a stitch line as a prompt.
Stitch a scant 1/4th inch along the top
Keep adding geese until
you have completed 6 total
Allowing 1/4th inch on the side points of each geese
trim section to
3 1/2" X 9 1/2"
Repeat on each paper
On 2 of the sections
add 3 1/2" X 3 1/2" Fabric A corner to top
3 1/2" X 3 1/2" Fabric B corner to bottom
Sew the remaining two sections to each side.
Have the geese Flying up on the Left Side
Flying down on the Right Side
Sew the top and bottom sections
with Fabric A in the top right and bottom left corner
Fabric B in the top left and bottom right corner
Once the block is completed you may now tear off the paper
and press lightly.
We hope you enjoyed this tutorial!
2" X 4" Flying Geese paper
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