Piecing Flying Geese
Method 1: Using a Rectangle of One Fabric and Two Squares of a Contrasting Fabric
Tip for Overlapping SquaresWhen you’re using the rectangle and two squares method to make Flying Geese, why do the squares overlap at the upper point of the center triangle?
Once sewn together, this overlap is what creates the seam allowance along the upper edge of the pieced Flying Geese unit.
When you sew the Flying Geese unit into a block, this seam allowance will be taken in, leaving the tip of your triangle intact at the seam line. Without it, the tip of the triangle would be sewn into the seam and you’d have no sharp point at the top of the triangle.