How to make perfect flying geese!

Here is a sure fire way to make perfectly pointed flying geese.  Follow these simple steps and you’ll be flying high!

To make one –  1″  x 2″  finished Goose you will need:

Two – 1.5″ squares of fabric A

One – 1.5″ x 2.5″ of fabric B

Step 1: Bring the two ends of fabric B together print side out.

step1 Flying Geese

Step 2: Place a 1.5″ fabric A square on each side of fabric B (right sides together) so that all four edges are perfectly aligned on top.

step2 Flying Geese

Step 3: Sew a 1/4″ seem down one side.

step3 Flying Geese

Step 4: Open and press triangle flat.  Match the open end of the triangle to the long edge of fabric B.

step4.1 Flying Geesestep4.2 Flying Geesestep4.3 Flying Geese

And there you have it. A perfect point every time.

20 thoughts on “How to make perfect flying geese!

    • Hi! Yes, you can make any size of geese this way that you want. I just made a baby quilt using the 1″ x 2″ finished size in my sawtooth stars blocks, so that’s what I demonstrated with. Let me know if you need any help figuring out what size of pieces to cut for your geese.

    • Thanks, Elsia! I couldn’t figure out why the Spanish translator wasn’t working and then found out it’s Portugese! What a lovely language! Thanks so much for the compliment and Happy Sewing!!

  1. Hi,
    Thank you for the great idea. I intend to use this in my new bag design for a workshop.
    I have a neat design for a quick and easy sewing companion that would make a great gift. I am happy to share it with you if you are intersted.

    Best Wishes
    Brenda in OZ

  2. Help! I followed your directions, but when my geese are finished, there is a pocket between the geese and the sky. The triangle is not stitched to the sky. What do I do with that? It seems it would be a dust catcher on my quilt. It is for a baby, so I want it to stay clean as it is used.

    • Hi Robin, that is how it is designed to be, with the little pocket. You might find that baby enjoys exploring the little pockets on the flying geese. However, if you do not like it, you can always quilt it down when you do the quilting or have it quilted. Happy Quilting!

  3. I LIKE THIS TECHNIQUE. CAN THESE BE MADE LARGER. I TRIED 31/2 INCHE SQUARES AND A 31/2 X 41/2 RECTANGLE BUT IT DIDN’T LOOK TOO GOOD. IS THERE A TRICK TO FIGURING MEASUREMENTS SO THAT YOU CAN MAKE ANY
    SIZE?

  4. I am with Pam, how do I determine the size of the squares and rectangles to make a larger size. Also, Pam should use a 3″ square and a 5 1/2 rectangle. That one I do know. I also want to know the trick to figuring measurements to make any size. Thank you.

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