How to Sew Flying Geese


This method of sewing Flying Geese saves time and gives perfect results. It is also a good example of the new methods you can use for dozens of other quilt blocks when you print the shapes on fabric with Inklingo.

How to Sew Flying Geese

Inklingo Flying Geese
My name is Linda Franz and I love sewing Flying Geese the Inklingo way.
Monkey agrees. It saves time and gives perfect results.

It is also a good example of the advantages of printing on fabric with Inklingo.

Print the triangles with Inklingo

1. You only print the small triangles for this method. It goes fast.

Chain Piece

2. Chain piece the triangles to the squares.


3. Cut on the line.


4. Press away from the big triangle.


5. Add two more squares.


6. Cut on the lines.

Press! Perfect!

7. A final press and you have 4 perfect Flying Geese!

What's so different about this method?

  • NO templates
  • NO tricky math
  • NO special rulers
  • NO drawing lines on fabric
  • NO stretchy bias seams
  • NO paper to stitch or remove
  • NO "trimming up" afterwards
  • NO waste

With Inklingo, print triangles on fabric, sew, and cut.

  • YES cut along a line
  • YES sew along a line
  • YES perfect straight grain
  • YES works with scraps and strips
  • YES chain piece by machine
  • YES use scissors OR a rotary cutter
  • YES fast & accurate

It even works with scissors! That is great for young quilters and quilters with arthritis or carpal tunnel pain who prefer not to use a rotary cutter.
On the other hand, if you do use a rotary cutter you can cut several layers at a time.

All you need to know is the desired finished size.

All you need to know is the finished size.

The finished size is always twice as wide as they are high.
For example, if the small triangles are 2 inches, the finished Flying Geese units will be 2 x 4 inches.

Inklingo Flying Geese on YouTube
This short video shows how you can use this method with any pattern that requires Flying Geese.
(CLICK to see the video on YouTube.)
Many quilters used Inklingo instead of specialty rulers to make the Flying Geese in Bonnie Hunter's last mystery quilt.


You can make your first Inklingo Flying Geese in the next few minutes.

Quick Start Guide > Order the FREE shapes, download, and start printing!

The beauty of learning how to print on fabric is that it works for everything from triangles and hexagons to Double Wedding Ring, Storm At Sea, Joseph's Coat, and dozens of other designs. You can actually finish every quilt you start!

The Smart Shopper's Idea Book
(free) and the Index of Shapes under the Support tab are great resources..

What shapes would you like to see next?

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