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Perkins Dry Goods (Me!) – Notion Commotion Blog Hop!

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Welcome to the Notion Commotion Blog Hop – Thanks for stopping by!

This post is about Flying Geese.  There are a few different ways to make them….Folded Corner, Cutting Triangles, Dimensional to name a few.  I like to use the No-Waste method whenever I can…and I have a great little tool that makes the job even more efficient!

What is a Corner Cutter Tool you ask?
It’s a cool little tool that you can use when you make
Flying Geese the No-Waste way
Basic RGB
CC Tool 01

The No-Waste Flying Geese Technique has been around for a very long time.  I don’t know who came up with it, but it is definitely a time saving method.  I’ve taken it a step further because I like to start with units that are slightly over-sized and trim them.  I find that it’s easier to get the perfect final product if I build it from the correct sized units.

The formula that I use for the over-sized units is as follows:
Example is for a 2″ x 4″ finished Flying Goose Unit…
You need One Large Square:  Finished Long side + 1.5″
Example:  4″ + 1.5″ = 5.5″; Cut One 5.5″ large square
You need Four Small Squares:  Finished side + 1″
Example:  2″ + 1″ = 3″; Cut Four 3″ small squares.
CC Tool diagram

Now for the good part ~ the PRIZES!  I will be giving away Four Corner Cutter Tools with a companion pattern that uses the No-Waste Method for Flying Geese.  You can see them on my website hereA note about these patterns….You can use the Corner Cutter with them, it is not required to make the quilt, the patterns stand on their own without the tool :-).

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1) Leaving a comment on this post – be sure to tell me which Flying Geese technique you use most of the time.

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Prizes will be drawn at the end of the Blog Hop, after July 17th.

Next up is Laura at Plum Tree Quilts on July 10th.

Thanks again for stopping by!

Happy Quilting

 

10 Responses to “Perkins Dry Goods (Me!) – Notion Commotion Blog Hop!”

  1. Comments are closed for the giveaway. I’ll email the winners sometime tomorrow. Thanks so much for participating!

  2. Lee says:

    I just signed up for the newsletter! thank you!

  3. Lee says:

    I sew squares to rectangles and trim them up! What a great tool! thanks!

  4. Deb says:

    I don’t even know the method I use….but I don’t think it’s the no waste method. And I definitely could use one of those tools because I love flying geese quilts!

  5. Mary Furber says:

    I love this method of making flying geese but I’ve always used a chart to find the size squares to cut. Thank you so much for the formula!

  6. Deborah Rhodes says:

    Always love trying new ways to do flying geece.

  7. Vicki H says:

    I am following on Pinterest.

  8. Vicki H says:

    I haven’t tried your method, it looks like a great time saver too. I use the rectangle and square method.

  9. Sandy K says:

    I usually sew squares to a rectangle and trim. Your tool would be great.

  10. Heather says:

    I still struggle with making flying geese, especially to a specific size. Looks like a great tool and method! :)

October 31, 2014