I told the girls the other day in class that I would post a tutorial for flying geese using the 1.5" x 3" Bloc Loc ruler. If you are going to invest in any new quilting toys, a set of Bloc Loc flying geese rulers should be on your "gotta have it" list.
The following directions make (4) 2" x 3.5" unfinished flying geese using the 1.5" x 3" Bloc Loc flying geese ruler.
Start by cutting (1) 4-3/8" x 4-3/8" light square and (4) 2-5/8" x 2-5/8" dark squares.
Using a quarter inch ruler, draw 2 lines on the back of each of the squares and place two squares on top of the light square with right sides together. The blocks will overlap in the middle.
Stitch precisely on each line.
Cut between your stitching lines.
Take your remaining two squares and place on top of the unit, draw two lines, and stitch on each line.
Cut between the two lines and you get this.
Again, press toward the smaller square and you will have four flying geese ready for trimming with the Bloc Loc ruler.
The ruler locks into the seam and there is absolutely no slipping. Using a rotary cutter, trim around all four sides of the geese.
Before you can say, "Bob's your Uncle." You have four perfect geese!
Now remember, if you are working with directional fabric, lay the geese out correctly so you won't have some flying one way and some flying another. Or if you don't care which way the wind blows, then it just doesn't matter!
My quilting is more accurate now than it ever was once I started using these rulers. Put them on your Christmas wish list.....you'll be glad you did!