How to Make Flying Geese with Directional Fabric
Posted on October 20 2020
Check out my step by step YouTube tutorial for this same technique!
- The 2 small squares become the the smaller triangles.
- The rectangle becomes the large triangle in the middle.
- This method is best used on directional fabrics.
- Flying geese are twice as wide as they are tall.
- Finished size is the size the flying geese will be once sewn into project.
- Add 3/4" to the height of your finished size (after being sewn) you need for your flying geese. This will be the size of your two small squares.
- Add 3/4" to the width of your finished size (after being sewn) you need for your flying geese. This will be the size of your one rectangle.
1" + 3/4" = 1 3/4"
2" + 3/4" = 2 3/4"
Step by Step Tutorial
Step 4: Cut a 1/4" away from drawn line.
Step 5: Press seam towards smaller triangle.
Step 6: With right sides together, lay your second square on the other end of your rectangle. Fold up the edge as if pressing to determine where to draw your diagonal line.
Step 7: Sew along drawn line. If you sewed the other seam to use up the waste, do so again here to create another half square triangle.
Step 8: Cut a 1/4" away from drawn line.
Step 9: Press seam towards smaller triangle.
Step 10: Trim to size. I like using my Bloc Loc ruler for this step!
Trim up your half square triangles too if you made them! The size of the finished half square triangle just depends on the excess you have. If you sewed accurately throughout, you should be able to get all the same size half square triangles.
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