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.

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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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The direction of a piece of woven fabric, usually referred to simply as "the bias" or "the cross-grain", is at 45 degrees to its warp and weft threads. Every piece of woven fabric has two biases, perpendicular to each other. Non-woven fabrics such as felt or interfacing do not have a bias.

Same As: Cross-grain
Double Wedding Ring
Arced pieces of squares sewn together to form interlocking rings or circles.
Finished Size
The final sewn measurement or dimensions of a completed block without seam allowances. Thus a 6" sewn measurement block would be cut 6.5" to allow for 1/4" seam allowances.
Flying Geese
One of the most popular of the small shape groups that exist in quilting. It consists of a center triangle and two right angle triangles attached to it on either side.
The lengthwise and crosswise threads (warp and weft directions) of a woven fabric.
Method of using an iron to press seams and blocks. This means simply pressing downwards on the seam with the iron from above and not moving the iron back and forth which can distort the block or seam.
Rotary Cutter
A very sharp tool that looks like a pizza wheel which is capable of cutting through multiple layers of fabric.
Linda Franz

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