Today I am going back to the basics. I am sharing how to make a flying geese block with Sizzix’s dies. Spoiler alert: There is NO trimming!
There are lots of methods out there for making flying geese. Most of the ways I have found involve a lot of trimming. Trimming happens to be my least favorite part. I would rather be sewing!
I was thrilled to find this way of making flying geese. I don’t have to trim anything! Do you want to make some of these with me?
Supplies you will need:
Fabric (two contrasting colors- I chose green gingham and white)
Let’s get started! First start by making you Sizzix sandwich- cutting mat, die, fabric, cutting mat. The great thing about both of these dies is that they work great for a 10″ piece of fabric or a layer cake.
To make the half square triangle, fold a 10″ layer cake square into fourths. Then make your Sizzix sandwich. Remember, the Sizzix Big Shot can cut up to 8 layers of fabric!
After you have cut out your pieces, you will end up with 4 of the main print and 8 of the background half-square triangles.
Now for the fun part- sewing! Using a 1/4″ seam, sew one white half-square triangle to the larger green triangle. Then press it open. Your pieces will look the pic below.
Then sew the remaining white half-square triangles to the other side of the larger green triangle. Press them open.
Then you are done with your flying geese! And NO trimming! These finished at 3 1/2″ x 6 1/2″. If you need other sizes of flying geese blocks, there are a lot of Sizzix dies to chose from.
You can get 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ flying geese unit with this triangle die and this half-square triangle die. Or if you want a 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ flying geese you unit, you can use this triangle die and this half-square triangle die.
The possibilities are endless! And no trimming! Have fun making your flying geese!