Tuesday, September 04, 2007

One seam flying geese tutorial

Having spent a week in Tunisa making geese the hard way, by hand with half square truangles, I came home and discovered this super quick technique. I found it demonstrated by Ricky Tims on The Quilt Show and by co-incidence founs it again the next day flicking through a book called Quick Quilts in a Weekend. Ricky learned it from someone else so I am guessing it's no secret. It was new to me though so I am also guessing it might be new to some of you. It produces three dimensional geese with little pockets.

1. From your background fabric cut two squares each three inches square.

2. From your goose fabric cut a rectangle three by five and a half inches.

3. Place a square right side up.

4. Fold the rectangle to align the short sides with the wrong sides together. Place ontop of the square with the aligned short sides at the bottom of the square. The fold at the top will come slightly short of the top of the square.

5. Set the other square on top right side down.

6. Sew a quarter inch seam along the right side taking care to keep the fold at the top as you work.

7. Press open the top square

8. Pull out the goose and press down. Hey presto!!

1 comment:

Violette Severin said...

Thanks for posting the technique. It is a great time saver.