Flying geese subunits are the mainstay of many star blocks. The challenge with the flying geese subunit is maintaining the points and the distortion because of bias stitching. All of this results in subunits that are not quite rectangular. If you try to square them up, another challenge is the math and trimming (squaring the subunit) to keep the ¼” accurate so that the points are nice and sharp. As a result, many quilters simply avoid making anything with these flying geese.
The good news is that there are several methods and techniques that, when used separately, or combined, result in perfect flying geese. Not only are these methods and techniques easy, but fun. In the next several posts I will cover techniques and methods for piecing perfect flying geese.
One Seam Flying Geese
Nothing could be easier than stitching only one seam. Sounds impossible, but it is true. Following are two videos that illustrate this technique, one with Ricky Tims and the other with Jenny Doan. After you see this technique, you will want to run to your stash and start making these easy flying geese by the hundreds.