Today I’ve got a great quilting technique video for you. Learn how to make no waste flying geese with this easy to follow video tutorial! And we get to make 4 at once! This is a great method when you need to make a lot of flying geese or you have blocks that specifically need 4.
Flying Geese are a staple in quilting. It doesn’t matter if you have more of a modern or traditional aesthetic, these are always good to know how to make. They can also be a bit frustrating at first, but once you learn the little tricks they are a breeze.
What you need to make these no waste flying geese:
Here is the chart I created for the flying geese. Follow along with the video to learn all of the steps, but here is the measurements for cutting your squares based on what you need.
*Measurements are in inches
A Note on Trimming
In the video I mention that you need to line up the 3 1/4 mark with the tip of the triangle. If you are doing a different size, that number needs to be half of the width of your cut size. So 3 1/4 was half of 6 1/2 which was the width of the block in my demo.
This method of making flying geese is perfect for blocks like the Sawtooth Star block that need exactly 4 same size flying geese.
If you love to make flying geese, I recommend the Wing Clipper Ruler. It’s great to know the basics, but if you are making a lot of these for a quilt it does make things easier, especially with the trimming.
I also love the Quilt in a Day Flying Geese ruler, can you tell I love making these?! Here is a video I made on how to use this type of ruler. https://youtu.be/LMgD04477Rs
If you love flying geese as much as I do, I invite you to check out my premium course all about flying geese! Here is a post with some more details. https://melaniekham.com/flying-geese-quilting-course/
No Waste Flying Geese Free Video Tutorial
Here is the video that shows you all the steps to create these flying geese. What are you gonna make with them?