Flying Geese units appear in lots of quilts and quilt blocks. They’re basic building blocks for constructing many types of quilt designs.
Making them can sometimes be a challenge, however. It’s easy for them to end up a little wonky. Fortunately, we’ve found 5 methods to try out for standard Flying Geese blocks. One of them is sure to produce neat, accurate units for you.
Four of the methods are outlined in an article by Jenny Wilding Cardon. Writing for Martingale, she explains the techniques preferred by four leading quilters. Three of the methods include charts for creating various sizes of units (one doesn’t need it).
Be sure to skim through the comments at the end of the article for more ideas. One that appears often is the method developed by Eleanor Burns using her Quilt in a Day Flying Geese Ruler. Quilters like this method for its ease and accuracy.
In the following video Kimberly from The Fat Quarter shop demonstrates how the ruler is used.
Click here to view the video at YouTube if it does not play on your device.
One of these methods is sure to work well for you. Try them all, if needed, until you find the best method for producing accurate Flying Geese units. Your quilts are sure to benefit from the time spent.
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