Wednesday, October 27, 10a-1p Have you ever wanted to make a group of two color Flying Geese that are all the same, with one color small triangle on the left and a different color on the right? Some designs call for it, and quilters have asked if there’s a way to do that with the Fast Flying Geese method. And the answer is, “You betcha!” It’s only a little trickier than the original method because you have to be sure you have your colors placed correctly, but once you’ve done that, you’ll have those four matching, slightly oversized Flying Geese ready to trim in no time!
Wednesday, October 20, 10a-1p This tool creates a fundamental unit that is sure to add sparkle to your quilt block designs. The final unit has two seamlines radiating from a single corner, so the center triangle in the finished unit resembles a beam of light shining out of that corner. Accurate construction has always been challenging until now. With the Corner Beam tool, all the shapes are cut slightly over sized and once sewn, trimmed to extremely precise units with seams perfectly placed for a crisp sharp point every time. Brighten up your blocks by adding Corner Beam to your toolbox today!
Wednesday, October 13, 10a-1p The Wing Clipper is a must have tool if you are making flying geese units. We will learn to use this tool and the associated Fast Flying Geese construction technique. This tool allows you to make four finished units from five squares. The best part is that each unit is constructed slightly oversized so each can be trimmed to a perfect size with the perfect seam placement by using the Wing Clipper tool.
As a bonus, we will also be using the Pickets & Quickets Technique Sheet to create pickets and Quickets. This fundamental unit has evolved over the years from two individual templates to rectangles and folded squares and now to “picket fences” & “Quickets!” For “pickets” you will use the same folded corner technique but start with slightly oversized squares and rectangles so that your oversized unit can be trimmed to perfection with the Wing Clipper tool. For “Quickets” you will use a process similar to the Fast Flying Geese method that will result in slightly oversized units that can be trimmed to perfection with the Wing Clipper tool.