The thought of sewing the bias edges and three different triangles to make Flying Geese units is enough for even experienced quilters think twice about making very many of them. Would you believe there are easier ways to construct the unit and never cut a triangle?
Method 1 - For a Single Unit
- Cut a square the finished size of the width (widest measurement) your Flying Geese unit plus 1 1/4" for the goose.
- Cut four squares the finished size of the height of your Flying Geese unit plus 7/8" for the background.
- Example - for a 2" x 4" finished Flying Geese unit you would cut the geese square 5 1/4" and the four background squares 2 7/8".
Method 2 - Makes Four Units
- Cut a rectangle the finished size of your Flying Geese unit plus the 1/4" seam allowance.
- Cut two squares that measure half of your Flying Geese unit plus the 1/4" seam allowance.
- Example - for a 2" x 4" finished Flying Geese unit you would cut your rectangle 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" and the squares 2 1/2".