Monday, March 3, 2008

February's Cool Trick

Deonn showed us an amazing trick for our Cool Tool and Trick of the month at our last guild meeting. The trick is how to make a flying geese, I mean goose, with only 1 seam! Plus, it makes a 3 dimensional goose! So very COOL!

You start with 2 squares that become the background, and one rectangle that turns into the triangle shape. You sandwich them together with the rectangle folded in half right sides out, and the squares on the outside of the rectangle. You need to align the 4 raw edges, those being the 2 edges of the rectangle that are opposite of the fold, and then the 2 squares. The folded edge of the rectangle doesn't meet the raw edge of the squares so you have a perfect 1/4 inch seam allowance on the top of the flying geese unit.
If you are holding your sandwich together with the fold at the top, sew a 1/4 inch seam up the RIGHT side of the sandwich, and waalaa, open it up and you have the cutest little flying goose ever.
You can look in your Quilters Bible for cutting measurements on the the Flying Geese Chart page, or it is in our Newsletter this month. Thanks so much for such a fun trick Deonn!

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