Make Bigger Flying Geese-type Triangles

You need a large triangle and a complementary small triangle to make Flying Geese units. Sets A and B include triangle templates that can be used to make three sizes of Flying Geese each, but sometimes you need an even bigger size. You can use our Flying Geese Ruler, Product #8022.

...or you can use this trick for cutting triangles that match templates 2 (Set A) and 9 (Set B). Follow the same idea for making bigger triangles with templates #68 (Set L), #73 (Set M), #80 (Set N), and #94 (Set Q). The Flying Geese Ruler is marked for 2+2, 9+9 and 94+94, and can be used to cut Flying Geese units from 3" to 5" in half-inch increments.

In many block patterns, it is quite common to see two right angle triangles that have been cut from the same fabric and sewn together, back to back, you might say. Often that seam can be eliminated. Look at the 12-inch Dutchman's Puzzle, for example:

For example, in many of the 12" (30.5 cm) or 16" (40.6 cm) blocks in Volume 4 the largest right angle triangle in the set must be flipped to create larger unseamed triangles. The good news is that the uniquely engineered corners make some clever tricks possible.

For some blocks, larger units can be made by cutting half of a piece, flipping the template and cutting again.

Make the first diagonal cut.

Flip or rotate the template and align it with the straight edges and the corner angles and make the second cut. Pay careful attention to the match points as that is how the adjustment is made to eliminate seam allowances.

On different shapes, a different section is the key position for matching; usually it is a corner.

Excerpted from the Encyclopedia of Patchwork Blocks, Volume 1 published by Michell Marketing, Inc. ©1995 Martha G. Michell

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Make the cut: 100 Block Pictorial Sampler

To make it easier for you we've collated all the items you could possible need in one easy location.

At a minimum you need to purchase the pattern, however if you struggle to pick fabrics we've also got quilt kits for you.

If you'd also like to make sewing your blocks super easy and efficient we've put together a bundle of the templates and rulers used and recommended in the pattern. These are completely optional and the pattern comes with instructions for using a rotary cutter and ruler.

PATTERN: HARD COPY - Make the Cut: 100 Block Pictorial Quilt Sampler

PATTERN: HARD COPY - Make the Cut: 100 Block Pictorial Quilt Sampler

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Make the Cut: 100 Block Pictorial Sampler is the work of Angie Wilson (GnomeAngel). Make the Cut is a mix of traditional patchwork blocks and some new never before seen blocks that when used in a specific way reveal a hidden image.

This pattern consists of:

  • Complete instructions for all 100 blocks constructed via machine piecing. 
  • Block finished size is 6" x 6"
    • Instructions for using Marti Michell templates to complete the blocks. (Machine pieced pattern only)
    • A full list of the templates and rulers that are used to make these blocks. These are optional - blocks can be made with standard ruler and rotary cutter. (Machine pieced pattern only)
    • Colouring in sheets for all 100 Blocks
    • Instructions for 2 layout options, with 5 possible sizes

    Fabric Requirements:

    These are the fabric requirements to make the version of the quilt with the scissors visible.

    MAKE THE CUT - 60" x 60"
    FABRIC PLACEMENT YARDAGE
    Pink Scissor Handles 1/4 yard
    Red Scissor Handles 1/4 yard
    Orange Scissor Handles 1/4 yard
    Yellow Scissor Handles 1/4 yard
    Green Scissor Handles 1/4 yard
    Aqua Scissor Handles 1/8 yard
    Blue Scissor Handles 1/4 yard
    Purple Scissor Handles 1/8 yard
    Grey Scissor Blades 1 yard
    Background Background 5 yards
    Binding Finishing 1/2 yard
    Backing x WOF Finishing 4 yards
    Wadding/Batting Finishing 68" x 68"


    These are the fabric requirements to make the version of the quilt with the traditional setting using sashing and cornerstones.

    HIDDEN MESSAGE
    FABRIC THROW
    57" x 67"
    TWIN
    67" x 86"
    QUEEN
    76" x 96"
    KING
    96" x 96"
    Fabric 1 1 yard
    1 3/4 yards
    2 1/4 yards 3 yards
    Fabric 2 1 yard 1 3/4 yards 2 1/4 yards 3 yards
    Fabric 3 1 yard 1 3/4 yards 2 1/4 yards 3 yards
    Fabric 4 1 yard 1 3/4 yards 2 1/4 yards 3 yards
    Setting Triangles
    & Cornerstones
    1 yard 1 1/4 yards 1 1/2 yards 1 1/2 yards
    Sashing 1 yard 1 1/4 yards 2 yards 2 1/2 yards
    Borders 3/4 yard 1 yard 1 1/2 yards 1 1/2 yards
    Binding 1/2 yard 5/8 yard 3/4 yard 7/8 yard
    Backing x WOF 4 yards 5 3/4 yards 8 yards 9 1/2 yards
    Wadding/Batting 65" x 75" 75" x 94" 84" x 104" 104" x 104"

     

    Using From Marti Michell Templates

    If you'd like to use the From Marti Michell Perfect Patchwork Templates and Rulers the following template sets are used to construct the blocks in the follow instances:

    Template Set Number of Blocks Used In
    Template Set A 8
    Template Set B 68
    Template Set C 12
    Template Set D 15
    Template Set N 38
    Template Set T 1

     

    I also recommend the following From Marti Michelle Perfect Patchwork Templates and Rulers for use with this pattern:

    If you intend to complete the sashed version of the pattern I recommend the following:

    You can shop our range of From Marti Michell Perfect Patchwork Templates and Rulers by clicking here.

    This pattern is PERFECT for the beginner. The hardest thing in the pattern is doing Half Square Triangles and Flying Geese. 

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    MAKE THE CUT: FOUNDATION PAPER PIECED - PDF

    If you'd prefer to Foundation Paper Piece (FPP) the Make the Cut: 100 Block Pictorial Sampler then you need this digital version of the pattern. It comes complete with all the blocks, layouts and more.

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    MAKE THE CUT: MACHINE PIECED - PDF

    If you prefer to work from a digital copy of the machine pieced pattern, it's available as an instant download. This version comes with the complete instructions for cutting with a rotary cutter and ruler or for using the From Marti Michell Perfect Patchwork Templates and Rulers.

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    FROM MARTI MICHELL PERFECT PATCHWORK:

    to template or not?

    I started using the From Marti Michell Perfect Patchwork Templates and Rulers back in 2011 and I haven’t looked back. They’ve completely changed the way I do patchwork. I’m more accurate, I have less fabric waste and I can practically fussy cut with my eyes closed. I love them so much that I include the conversion charts for using the templates in every pattern I write. 

    I’m a big fan on not spending money on one pattern use templates, which is another reason why I love these templates so much – you can use them with nearly all patchwork patterns out there. This means that you can use them with other designers patterns and make up your own quilts. 

    The templates and rulers are completely optional, but I recommend them and use them throughout the event because I love them so much. I’ve put together a number of bundle options to help you if you’re just starting out with templates, or you’ve got a selection already or maybe you just want the rulers.

    MAKE THE CUT BUNDLE 1

    This is the bundle that contains the most used template sets in the pattern. As well as the Diagonal Set Ruler for making the setting blocks of the traditional pattern. It also contains my favourite squaring up ruler to use with this pattern.

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    Make the Cut Bundle 2

    This is the bundle that contains the most used template sets in the pattern. As well as the No Flip Ruler for making the setting blocks of the traditional pattern without having to flip the ruler. It also contains my favourite squaring up ruler to use with this pattern.

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    MAKE THE CUT BUNDLE 4

    If templates aren’t your thing and you’re looking for my the rulers than look no further. These are the rulers you'll use to make the blocks and do the traditional on-point setting without having to think about your cutting. Perfect for if you want the no-muss no-fuss assembly.

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    MAKE THE CUT BUNDLE 4

    This is the bundle that contains the most used template sets in the pattern. It’s like a perfect toe-dipping-set for those who are curious about template sewing and want to give it a go. It’s a must for all the small piece patchwork in this pattern!

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