Flying Geese Chevron

by JOANN |

Item # 42337495P606
Beginner 1-2 Hours

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Rotary Cutter
  • 18"x 24" Cutting Mat
  • 6"x 24" Ruler
  • 12 1/2" Square Ruler
  • Basic Sewing Supplies
  • 1/3yd Fabric, White or Beige
  • 1/3yd Fabric, Blender Texture on White (Black & White)

DIRECTIONS:

FABRIC KEY:
  • BKGD (background) is White or Beige fabric
  • C is Blender Texture on White fabric

  1. NO WASTE FLYING GEESE UNIT CUTTING CHART:
    • All strips will be cut across fabric width (selvage to selvage) making strip length 42-44".
    • Strips will be sub-cut to squares or rectangles as indicated.

    • BACKGROUND FABRIC (BKGD) WHITE OR BEIGE:
      • Cut one 6 1/4" strip.
      • Sub-cut three 6 1/4" squares.
      • Cut one 3 3/8" Strip.
      • Sub-cut twelve 3 3/8" squares.

    • FABRIC C BLACK & WHITE:
      • Cut one 6 1/4" strip.
      • Sub-cut three 6 1/4" squares.
      • Cut one 3 3/8" Strip.
      • Sub-cut twelve 3 3/8" squares.

  2. NO WASTE FLYING GEESE UNITS:
    • Sew with a 1/4" seam allowance all throughout project.

  3. BOTTOM FLYING GEESE UNITS:
    • Draw a diagonal line across the wrong side of the 12, 3 3/8" BKGD Fabric squares.To make sure the line goes perfectly down the center of the square, position the square with the top and bottom points directly over a grid line on a cutting or pressing mat.
    • Position the right edge of the ruler so that it's right up against the ruled line on the mat (not over the line).
    • Draw a line against the ruler using a sharp pencil or erasable pen.
    • Draw a diagonal line across the wrong side of the 12, 3 3/8" Fabric C squares in the same manner. Put aside for sewing the Top Flying Geese units later.
    • To make the first set of four Bottom Flying Geese units, gather four of the marked 3 3/8" BKGD Fabric squares.
    • Place two of the marked BKGD Fabric squares over opposite corners of a 6 1/4" Fabric C square (RST).
    • Check to see that the BKGD Fabric corners line up perfectly with the Fabric C corners. The BKGD squares should overlap in the center and the drawn lines should line up with each other. Pin in place.
    • Sew 1/4" away from both sides of the drawn line.
    • Carefully cut on the drawn line to make two matching units.
    • Diagram 1 Diagram 2 Diagram 3 Diagram 4
    • Press seam allowances open on both units and trim tips.
    • Lay a marked BKGD Fabric square to each of the two units (RST). Make sure corners all line up. Pin in place.
    • Sew 1/4" away from both sides of the drawn line.
    • Diagram 5 Diagram 6 Diagram 7
    • Carefully cut on the drawn line on both units. Trim tips on each of the four new units.
    • Press seam allowances open. Trim tips.
    • This will make four Flying Geese units.
    • Diagram 8 Diagram 9 Diagram 10
    • Repeat to make a total of 12 Bottom Flying Geese units. There will be two extra. Put all Flying Geese units aside.

  4. TOP FLYING GEESE UNITS:
    • Repeat the No Waste Flying Geese method using the 12 marked 3 3/8" Fabric C squares and the three 6 1/4" BKGD Fabric squares to make a total of 12 Top Flying Geese units.
    • Use the diagrams as a guide to sew, trim and press to make four Flying Geese units.
    • Diagram 11 Diagram 12 Diagram 13 Diagram 14 Diagram 15 Diagram 16 Diagram 17 Diagram 18 Diagram 19 Diagram 20
    • Repeat to make a total of 12 Top Flying Geese units. There will be two extra.

  5. SEW A CHEVRON ROW:
    • Sew the Top and Bottom Flying Geese units together.
    • Press seam allowances open.
    • Diagram 21 Diagram 22
    • Sew the pairs together.
    • Press seam allowances open.
    • Diagram 23
    • The pair should measure between 10 1/2" but can vary depending on your 1/4" seam allowance.
    • Sew the pairs together to make a row.
    • Press seam allowances open.
    • Diagram 24

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