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Flying Geese – Size requirements

There are several methods on creating a flying geese unit.  I use the rectangle and square technique, and the chart below represents measurements for this method.

There are rulers now available to help a quilter make flying geese, but what if you want or need flying geese a certain size, and the ruler is not the right size?

I have found some information and have duplicated it here, to help determine your required finished size, and the rectangle and square size requirements.

I cut strips the size I needed then cut again to the size requirements.  For example for a 2″x4″ unit, I cut a 2½” strip from the rectangle fabric, and cut a 2½” strip from the square fabric.  Then cut the rectangle strip to 2½” x 4½”.  And the Square strip to 2½” x 2½”.

Finished Unit Size

Size of Rectangle

Size of Squares

½” x 1”

1” x 1½”

1”

¾” x 1½”

1¼” x 2

1¼”

1”x2”

1½” x 2½”

1½”

1¼” x 2½

1¾” x 3”

1¾”

1½”x3”

2” x 3½”

2”

1¾” x 3½”

2¼” x 4”

2¼”

2” x 4”

2½” x 4½”

2½”

2¼” x 4½”

2¾” x 5”

2¾”

2½” x 5”

3” x 5½”

3”

2¾” x 5½”

3¼” x 6”

3¼”

3” x 6”

3½” x 6½”

3½”

3¼” x 6½”

3¾” x 7”

3¾”

3½” x 7”

4” x 7½”

4”

3¾” x 7½”

4¼” x 8”

4¼”

4”x8”

4½” x 8½”

4½”

To ensure accuracy it is a good idea to check your unit size, before piecing the units together.  Remember the finished unit size is when piecing is complete.  Otherwise the unit should be the same measurement as the rectangle.

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7 Responses to "Flying Geese – Size requirements"

Thank you, this information has saved me hours of brain strain, to get a large goose.

fiona

Ok. I guess I’m stupid. I’m making a flying geese pinwheel block to fit in a quilt I started 6 years ago. I need the Finished block size to be 8″. There will be 4 units.

Thank you so much. I am making one quilt with multiple sizes of flying geese and can’t find my ruler anywhere. You have just saved me hours of math. 🙂

Which measurements would make a 10″ block”

[…] of the strip you are attaching to vary the spacing. I use this method, not sure what it's called. Flying Geese ? Size requirements | BCQuilter's Weblog Reply With […]

Great resource, thanks soo much!

I’ve just started quilting. If I want to do the no waste flying geeses, and want my finished unit to be 3″x6″, would I cut 3 1/2″ squares, and a
7″ x 6 1/2″ piece?

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