We're continuing with our patchwork piecing trick series and focusing on flying geese units today. Flying geese are so versatile, such fun and can be constructed really easily. Follow this quick tutorial and we will show you how!

Today we’re continuing with our patchwork piecing tricks series, and giving you a glimpse into some of the awesome tutorials and information that features in the reference section of the Quilter’s Planner. Previously we’ve covered how to make 2 in 1 and 8 in 1 half square triangles, (which you can find here) and today it’s all about flying geese units.

Follow this tutorial for how to make one flying geese block, and check out the reference section of the planner to make 4 at a time!

To make a 2” x 4” finished flying geese unit you will need to cut:

1 rectangle – 2 1/2” x 4 1/2”

2 squares – 2 1/2”

1) Place a small square on top of the left side of the rectangle, right sides together. On the wrong side of the small square, draw a diagonal line.

2) Sew down the drawn line and trim off the excess seam allowance, leaving a 1/4” seam.

3) Open out and press.

4) Repeat on the other side to complete the flying geese unit.

Top Tip:  Keep all you off-cut triangles, and stitch them all together for a fun scrappy project in the future!

Flying geese units are such fun and can be used in a multitude of ways. The Flying Geese Zipper Pouch can be found in the pattern section of the planner and is a lovely quick make.


We hope you’ve enjoyed this quick tutorial and that we’ve inspired you.  Don’t forget, you can find even more tips, tutorials and tricks in the planner to help you be the best quilter you can be!