The GO! Flying Geese-3 1/2" x 6 1/2" (3" x 6" Finished) unit is simple, yet versatile and can be used in a variety of quilt blocks and settings. Flying Geese are the foundation of many quilt blocks and borders. Units can be created quickly and easily for many design possibilities.
Tip:Â The GO! Flying Geese die is included in theÂ GO! Big Electric Fabric Cutter Starter SetÂ (55500).
AQ Cutting Mat Required:Â GO! Cutting Mat, 6 in. x 12 in. 2 Pack (15.2 cm x 30.4 cm) Item 255112
How to Die Cut Flying Geese Units:
For best cutting results, position fabric on the lengthwise grain (straight of grain) as it goes under the roller.Â
- 3" Finished Half Square Triangles:Â Cut 4 3/4" strips across the width of fabric. Fanfold into 4" widths. Place on selected blade and cut. Cut 20 triangles across the width of fabric. One yard of 40" wide fabric cuts 140 triangles.Â
- 6" Finished Quarter Square Triangles:Â Cut 7" strips across the width of fabric. Fanfold into 4" widths. Place on selected blade and cut. Cut 10 triangles across the width of fabric. One yard of 40" wide fabric cuts 50 triangles.Â
Why Quilters Love the GO! Flying Geese Die:Â
- Flying Geese are the foundation of many quilt blocks. They are simple, versatile and quick to make. Flying Geese can stand alone as a single block or can be used to make many other famous quilt blocks like the Sawtooth Star.Â
- No templates! No measuring! The GO! Flying Geese die cuts one 6" finished quarter square triangle (the goose) and two 3" finished half square triangles (the sky) to create one 3" x 6" Flying Geese unit. Combine two units for a 6" finished block.Â
- GO! Flying Geese features specialized dog-ears and includes 1/4" seam allowances for easy alignment and piecing.Â
- Cut Flying Geese units out of a variety of fabrics: cotton, batiks, wool, felt, flannel, fleece, CuddleÂ® fabrics and more!Â
- A great way to use up scraps.Â
- Free pattern downloads available to get you started.Â
- Layer Cake and Fat Quarter-friendly.
- Cut so much more fabric in less time.Â
- Get accurate cuts every time -- No slipping rulers or mistakes
- Easiest to use -- Simply place die on cutter, then fabric and cutting mat on top
- Save fabric with Two Tone Foam -- Get more out of your fabric by placing it only over the shape you want to cut.Â
- Safe to use -- No blades come anywhere near your fingers
- With some fabrics, after cutting, a thread or two will remain where die blades meet. Snip threads with scissors.Â
- Blades on some dies are positioned at an angle.Â Align fabric to edge of shape, not edge of die board.Â
- Use good quality fabric to reduce fabric stretch.Â
- It's always a good idea to test cut one shape before cutting many shapes to ensure fabric orientation is correct.Â