Here is what we will be sewing today:
If you click on this link from Patchpieces (No Waste Method for Making Flying Geese Units) you will open a PDF with great step-by-step instructions including how to make the Flying Geese units in any size. You can also find the instructions here on the left side of the page.
The tutorial will make four Flying Geese units that are 3" x 6" finished ( 3 1/2" x 61/2" unifinished).
|Cut one 7 1/4" square (this is your 'goose' or center triangle)|
and four 4" squares (background fabric)
|Draw a line diagonally on the wrong side of the background fabric.|
|Place two background squares on opposite corners of the 7" square (goose), matching the corners and the diagonal lines. Pin the square in place so they don't shift while you are sewing. I usually put two pins in each background square.|
|Sew a scant 1/4" seam on either side of the pencil line across both background squares.|
|Cut along the drawn line.|
|Sew a scant 1/4" seam on both sides of the drawn diagonal line. If everything is perfect, then your stitching line will come out of the little "V" between the background squares.|
|If you look closely you can see the white stitching 1/4" on both sides of the pencil line. The stitching ends close to the "V" formed by the two pieces of background fabrics. (see the arrows). No, mine isn't perfect!|
|Cut along the drawn line on both units.|
|Press open. Voila! Four Flying Geese units ready to trim!|
|Four Flying Geese units ready to sew into your block.|