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TOPIC: November's Flying Geese Borders

07 Nov 2009 21:31 #40394

I finished my flying geese and posted a picture in Show & Tell.

Maggie in E. central Illinois
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Re: November's Geese 07 Nov 2009 11:35 #40389

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I'm doing 3 strips at a time also, but it's taking me a lot longer. However, it's still faster than one at a time. You must be a power sewer! Kathy

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I found a way to make those geese fly at warp speed. I am doing the pp method, and do 2 or 3 strips together, i.e., do three rectangles, then cut all three seams, then press all three, etc. Saves time going back and forth between the sewing, cutting and pressing steps. Made 5 strips in an hour 20 minutes! Was taking 30 min per strip to do one strip at a time. Hope this helps others.
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07 Nov 2009 11:12 #40388

I used the bikini method, except I added 1/8 inch to the dimensions, and then trimmed it. Now I have to put everything together. When I have a large clean area, which doesn't seem to happen often around my house!
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Re: November's Geese 07 Nov 2009 08:10 #40385

I finished about a third of them before reading your comment. Now why didn't I think of that. DUH!! Just did a bunch more and you are right. Thanks so much. Jan
Fabricfetish wrote:
I found a way to make those geese fly at warp speed. I am doing the pp method, and do 2 or 3 strips together, i.e., do three rectangles, then cut all three seams, then press all three, etc. Saves time going back and forth between the sewing, cutting and pressing steps. Made 5 strips in an hour 20 minutes! Was taking 30 min per strip to do one strip at a time. Hope this helps others.
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06 Nov 2009 07:36 #40365

I used the No Math Ruler. I had all my squares cut and marked before beginning to sew. I would make 16 geese at a time, and I found that I could make 16 in 20 minutes! I hope to have the borders completed and sewn on today and tomorrow.

Maggie in E. Central Illinois
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05 Nov 2009 20:59 #40360

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That's the way I would be doing them if I were paper piecing. But I would probably chain piece 14 at a time. Lucky me, I don't have to make any more flying geese because I strip-pieced extras while making them for my sawtooth stars and had more than enough to use on my lap size quilt that is posted in Show & Tell. All of my geese are white and the background colored, but I decided to make do and they look fine for my remake of the quilt.
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November's Geese 05 Nov 2009 18:52 #40357

I found a way to make those geese fly at warp speed. I am doing the pp method, and do 2 or 3 strips together, i.e., do three rectangles, then cut all three seams, then press all three, etc. Saves time going back and forth between the sewing, cutting and pressing steps. Made 5 strips in an hour 20 minutes! Was taking 30 min per strip to do one strip at a time. Hope this helps others.
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05 Nov 2009 17:42 #40356

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I totally agree with you.

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Sue's instructions are always complete in each month's download. Some months the videos really don't have much to do with the actual downloaded lesson anyway - like last month it was about making your quilt into various sizes - which I found very imformative as thinking about making it a king sized - but it really didn't affect my getting the Oct. BOM stuff done.
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05 Nov 2009 15:51 #40353

Sue's instructions are always complete in each month's download. Some months the videos really don't have much to do with the actual downloaded lesson anyway - like last month it was about making your quilt into various sizes - which I found very imformative as thinking about making it a king sized - but it really didn't affect my getting the Oct. BOM stuff done.
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05 Nov 2009 07:31 #40339

I wish they would get the video up to it is the 5th day I think it
should be ready for the 1st day Happy
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Novembers flying Geese Boarder 05 Nov 2009 03:12 #40334

Sue's Bikini Method to make flying geese is on page 5 of this months download and it is really easy, this is another site

http://www.quilterscache.com/H/Howtomakegeese.html

Dorothy UK
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05 Nov 2009 02:40 #40333

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Am I missing something?! I have been waiting for the video that is usually played with each month's block and have not seen one for November. Is this where we are to see Sue's bikini method? ...or is it somewhere else on the site? Please let me know so I can start my geese. Thanks, Terrina
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November's Flying Geese Borders 03 Nov 2009 11:35 #40282

Hi everybody I have cut all my fabric, marked it and I am now starting to make my flock of geese,I decided on Sue's bikini method, sitting here at my sewing machine in very rainy Suffolk England I thought of all the other members of TQS that are doing the same, what a wonderful site this is, what wonderful tutorials and help we get. Thanks again I am learning so much Dorothy UK
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03 Nov 2009 10:05 #40280

Thanks Margo for the pictures! Coincidentally, I'm currently also doing Annie Smith's online class for he Quilter's Palette which has several pp blocks and she she uses the same method with the 1/4"ruler so I had automatically started using it with my "geese"!

As others have said, there are several ways to do these, and the pp way might seem a bit more time intensive, but they are coming out beautifully! (also when cutting the fabric beforehand, you don't have to be 100% accurate - which I love if in a hurry!) I find having all the fabric precut into piles goes fairly fast when doing the pp process. Tearing away the pepr can make a great in-front-of the-tv pastime also!
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