No Waste Flying Geese

There are a few tried and true ways to make Flying Geese units, but my favorite is the no waste method that I want to share with you here today! If you haven’t made flying geese this way before, it will feel a little odd at first, but when you have a finished set of units it feels like magic!

Follow along for perfect flying geese without any waste, and learn how to scale them to any size in my one-sheet below.

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For a set of four matching flying geese units you need one large (5 1/4″) square and four small (2 7/8″) squares, the larger square makes the point in your unit and tends to be the focal fabric.

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On the wrong side of the small squares mark the diagonal. Lay two of the small squares across the large square and sew 1/4″ away from both sides of the marked lines.

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Cut on the marked line and press open.

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Add a small square to the remaining corners of the large square, and sew 1/4″ away from both sides of the marked lines.

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Cut on the marked line and press the flying geese units open.

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Like magic! You now have four matching flying geese units!

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For your free one-sheet, click the button below to download!

Let me know if you have any questions in the comments below, and I’ll answer for everyone.

Happy Quilting –


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By |2017-02-06T09:17:43-07:00July 1st, 2016|Sewing Tips!, Tutorial|10 Comments


  1. Bea July 1, 2016 at 10:25 pm - Reply

    Thanks Amy for this new to me idea.

    • Amy July 4, 2016 at 11:47 am - Reply

      Glad to help! Happy Quilting Bea :)

  2. Julie July 2, 2016 at 2:16 am - Reply

    That’s great! Thanks for sharing!

    • Amy July 4, 2016 at 11:48 am - Reply

      You are welcome :)

  3. Elizabeth McDonald July 7, 2016 at 10:42 pm - Reply

    Amy, your directions are clear and easy to understand! Thanks for taking the time
    to share this method – it will ave me time and fabric, and make me feel a little bit
    more accomplished as well!

  4. Jenny August 9, 2016 at 12:42 pm - Reply

    Yes! thank you. the only thing keeping me from regularly using this method was that I did NOT want to do that math to figure out the size of my squares.

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  6. Michaeli July 10, 2018 at 2:04 pm - Reply

    This is so awesome! Thank you!

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  8. Ronniesue June 25, 2019 at 2:44 pm - Reply

    Thanks so much can hardly wait to try it.

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