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Smart-Ease Flying Geese Interfacing PacketTIPS FOR





Smart-ease flying geese start as panels of printed fusible interfacing.

Each panel consists of 5 rows of 12 geese which totals 60 flying geese.  

The geese are finished 
2" high by 4" wide.

60 geese makes 3-1/3 yards of geese border.

If you were to border an entire queen-size quilt you would want 4 panels.

You can purchase the panels separately for $3.50 each.  
A package, containing 2 panels and instructions is just $10.


  1. Cut each panel into 5 lengthwise units.  These units will hereafter be referred to as "panel".  Instructions should be repeated for each unit of the panel.

  2. The instructions recommend starting with a 4-1/2" wide strip of fabric by length of panel, for the geese.

  3. Fuse the wrong side to the non-printed side of the panel, between the dotted lines. 

  4. Cut 2 strips of background fabric, 2-1/2" wide by length of panel.

  5. Lay one strip, right sides together, on top of the goose fabric.

  6. Turn panel over and stitch, dot-to-dot, the length of the panel, through 2 layers of fabric.

  7. Turn back to the fabric side, cut the background fabric only, end-of-stitching to end-of-stitching, along the length of the panel.

  8. Press resulting triangles towards top of panel.  You will have 4 layers (interfacing, goose, background, background).  The 2 layers of background fabric will prevent the darker goose fabric from showing through.

  9. Repeat, laying 2nd strip on opposite side, right sides together, turn over, stitch on printed solid lines, turn back and slash, then press.

  10. Now fold panel along dotted lines, stitch on solid line, through the printed intersection, edge to edge.

  11. Repeat for length of panel.

  12. Trim panel to 4-1/2" wide.  Panel will be approximately 24-1/2" long including seam allowances.  You should have perfect points!

Instead of one continuous 4-1/2" wide strip, try this variation for the geese.  
Use 4-1/2" wide by 2-1/2" tall rectangles.

At left is the result of the above variation, producing a "scrappy" look.

Rather than starting with a 4-1/2" wide strip, cut 2-1/2" x 4-1/2" rectangles. Use 60 rectangles per panel (12 per single row).  Fuse between dotted lines along length of panel.  Proceed with strips of background fabrics as before.

This is an excellent use for 

Try this variation for a variegated look.

Start with an ombré colored fabric.
Cut 4-1/2" strips for the geese and 2-1/2" strips for the background.

Lay the Geese strips on one direction and the background strips on the opposite direction.

Keep an eye out for those rare, printed variegated fabrics and be creative!







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