Tuesday Tutorial: No-Waste Flying Geese Units

Patterson Kathy 70px Tuesday Tutorial: No Waste Flying Geese UnitsThis week we’re adding to our Tuesday quilting tutorials with a favorite piecing technique of many of our readers. With the no-waste flying geese technique you can make 3-triangle units in multiples of 4 without sewing any bias edges or cutting any triangles at all…kind of magical! This technique is used in the pattern for Tammy Vonderschmitt’s  Seaside Breeze quilt featured in the April/May 2015 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts, on sale now.

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The Seaside Breeze quilt pattern finishes at 76 1/2″ x 88 1/2″.

Isn’t it a pretty quilt? This is a true flying geese quilt, since all of the piecing (the colored units) is done in flying geese units. The clever arrangement evokes seagulls or ocean waves. If you’re longing for the beach, this is the quilt pattern for you!

Now, the tutorial. We have a free video available that demonstrates how to make no-waste flying geese. Enjoy it at this link: No-Waste Flying Geese Video

Seaside Breeze 300px Tuesday Tutorial: No Waste Flying Geese UnitsOnce you’ve watched the video, you’re ready to tackle the quilt pattern, beginning on page 8 of the April/May issue. Not a subscriber? You can order an instant digital or print copy online now! There is also a separate digital pattern available for this quilt, and we still have a few exclusive quilt kits left for this design, featuring the Moda fabrics from Kate Nelligan’s Beach House collection that Tammy used in her quilt.

Remember, you can watch any of our free MQU how-to-quilt video lessons any time day or night—click here to see the full selection. And don’t miss any of our Tuesday Tutorials—access them all right here!

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