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Block Building Basics – How to Make 4-at-a-time Flying Geese

Today’s post is part of a series called Quilt Block Building Basics.  There are no measurements included in these posts, but those should be found in the pattern you are following.

Consider this a helpful visual and companion for any of my quilt patterns.  Sometimes you just need to see it to understand it.  

To view all previous posts in this series, click here.




We are chatting today about making flying geese units. If you’ve ever made my Little Miss quilt then you know this method already.  It’s also used in Anthologie.  What I like about it so much is that not only do you get 4 flying geese units, but you also have no waste.  Begone tiny little leftover triangles that we can’t ever find a use for!

You need no special tools for this method either, just basic sewing supplies

So get comfy, find something fragrant to sip and let’s learn all about it.





I give you the measurements in the video for how to make 3.5×6.5″ unfinished flying geese, but here it is again and a couple other sizes…

2.5×4.5″ unfinished – Need (1) 5.25″ square and (4) 2 7/8″ squares

3.5×6.5″ unfinished – Need (1) 7.25″ square and (4) 3 7/8″ squares

4.5×8.5″ unfinished – Need (1) 9.25″ square and (4) 4 7/8″ squares

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  1. Do you square them up after cutting apart? No matter how precise I try to be they often come out a bit off for me?

  2. I appreciate the tutorials. I have learned so much during the process . I can’t wait to send a photo of my finished product.

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