I used to avoid making Flying Geese blocks because of all the wasted corners of fabrics you have to cut off. I couldn’t bring myself to do that. But did you know you can make Flying Geese blocks with no wasted fabric? This was a game changer for me and now I love this block.
I’m showing you how to make these blocks four at a time. I like to make these a little oversize, so I can trim them to perfect sizes. You cut one large square of fabric from the fabric you want for your Flying Geese (your main fabric). Then you cut four small squares from your background fabric. This chart shows you what to cut for various sizes. Remember – the finished Flying Geese Size in the chart is after being sewn into your project. After you trim them (before they are sewn in) they will be ½” larger than your desired finished size, so that you have ¼” seam allowance to work with.
I hope this tutorial is helpful. Some Flying Geese tutorials are complicated and don’t seem to explain the technique very well – I hoped to make one that is very simple to follow. Happy Sewing!
With this method, you will end up with four Flying Geese blocks.
I like to trim my blocks with Bloc Loc Rulers