Flying Geese

There are three different sets or packages of rulers, a mini, a small and a large.  I have found that all three sets are worth the price.    What size flying geese you are going to make, will depend on what size squares you will need to cut out.  I always like to think of these two squares as the Flying Geese body and the wings.  The body is always the smaller square and the wings are always the larger square.

With right sides together, center the smaller square on top of the larger square.  Draw a diagonal line on the smaller square.


 Stitch 1/4″ on both sides of the drawn line.

Cut on the drawn line.

Press both units.  Presing towards the dark fabric.


Lay the two squares back together, right sides together and where the dark triangle is facing the light triangles.  

The outer edges of the squares will line up together, not the seam lines.


Draw a diagonal line, perpendicular to the seam line, from corner to corner.  

  Stitch 1/4″ on both sides of the line.

Cut on the drawn line.

Fold the unit in half and make a tiny cut to the seam line.

Press the unit open, towards the dark fabric. Seam will be pressed in opposite directions.

Trim the flying geese using the flying geese ruler.  The 45° angle on the ruler will match up to the 45° angle on the unit.  Be sure to leave a quarter inch above the 45° point.  The long edge of the ruler should disect the points of the wings.  Each unit makes two flying geese.


Trimming using the smaller Flying Geese Ruler


You will notice that the flying geese ruler is actually several rulers in one.  When using the smaller flying geese ruler, follow the same steps as above with the exception of the final bottom cut. 

 Turn the ruler around so that the long edge of the ruler (triangle) is even with the top edge of the flying geese unit.    You will notice that the green line from the larger flying geese aligns with the diagonal seam of the geese you are working on.

Trim along the bottom edge of the flying geese.