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Specialty Ruler Method: Cut Flying Geese

Follow these steps to cut Flying Geese units using designer Kimberly Einmo’s Easy Star & Geese ruler from EZ Quilting by Wrights.

To order the Easy Star & Geese ruler, visit kimberlyeinmo.com.

 

**Note: instructions are based off of Stargazing from American Patchwork & Quilting April 2013 (get the issue here)

 

From purple batik, cut:

11–3-1/2×20″ strip for B triangles

 

From blue-and-purple batik, cut:

1 1—6-1/2×30″ strip for B triangles

1 1—3-1/2×20″ strip for A triangles

 

From navy blue batik, cut:

1 1—6-1/2×42″ strip for A triangles

1 2—4-1/2×42″ strips for B triangles

 

From light blue batik, cut:

1 2—4-1/2×42″ strips for A triangles

 

1. Position a purple batik 3-1/2×20″ strip on your cutting mat (Photo 1). Fold strip in half lengthwise with fold on your left. With Side B of ruler facing up, align green 3-1/2″ line on ruler with bottom edge of folded strip; straight tip of ruler should align with top edge of folded strip. Trim along edges of ruler (Photo 2). Rotate ruler to align green 3-1/2″ line with top edge of strip; cut along ruler edge (Photo 3). Each cut will result in a mirror-image pair of B triangles (Photo 4). Continue in same manner to cut eight (four pairs) purple batik B triangles total.

 

2. Using blue-and-purple batik 6-1/2×30″ strip and green 6-1/2” line on ruler, repeat Step 1 to cut eight blue-and-purple batik B triangles.

 

3. Using navy blue batik 4-1/2×42″ strips and green 4-1/2” line on ruler, repeat Step 1 to cut 24 (12 pairs) navy blue batik B triangles.

 

4. With Side A of ruler facing up, align the pink 3-1/2″ line on ruler with bottom edge of blue-and-purple batik 3-1/2×20″ strip; straight tip of ruler should align with top edge of strip (Photo 5). Cut along edges of ruler to make an A triangle. Referring to Photo 6, rotate ruler to align pink 3-1/2” mark with top edge of strip; cut along ruler edge to make a second A triangle. Continue in same manner to cut four blue-and-purple batik A triangles total.

 

5. Using navy blue batik 6-1/2×42″ strip and pink 6-1/2” line on ruler, repeat Step 4 to cut four navy blue batik A triangles.

 

6. Using light blue batik 4-1/2×42″ strips and pink 4-1/2” line on ruler, repeat Step 4 to cut 12 light blue batik A triangles.

 

3 Responses to “Specialty Ruler Method: Cut Flying Geese”

  1. Can you please provide me with the free color option instructions for the Stargazing quilt as advertised in your April 2013 issue. Thank you.

  2. How do I obtain the free color variation instructions for the Stargazing quilt in the April 2013 issue of the magazine?

  3. Paula, you can find the color option instructions here: http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/magazines/americanpatchworkquilting/stargazing-color-options_1.html. Thanks, Lindsay. –Multimedia Editor, AllPeopleQuilt.com