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multi color stripe

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multi color stripe

3-D Flying Geese

Originally presented as part of a round robin on August 18,2011.

To make a 3 X 6 inch geese you will cut a 3 % inch square for background and one 3 1/2 X 6 1/2 inch rectangle.

Lay one 3 1/2 inch square right side up. Take the rectangle and fold in half with wrong sides together. Lay on top of square with fold 1/4 inch down from the top. Lay second square on top with right side down. Sew the right side of this stack 1/4 inch. Iron seam to one side. Pull fold to outer bottom corners and press. When adding more geese be sure to catch bottom outside tips of the triangle.

Take finished size geese: Most geese are twice as wide as tall Example: 2 1/2 X 5, 1 1/2 X 3, 3 X 6, 4 X 8 etc.

To 2 background pieces are half the finish width plus 1/4 inch seam allowance on all 4 sides. So if we are doing a 2 1/2 X 5 inch geese, these would be 2 1/2 plus 1/4 inch on all 4 sides or 3 inches.

The folded piece is the height of geese plus 1/2 inch seam allowances the width is the unfinished size of the geese. So if you are making a 2 1/2 X 5 geese the height would be 2 1/2 inch plus 1/4 inch seam allowance on the top and bottom of rectangle so 3 inch and the width would be 5 inches plus 1/2 , the unfinished size. So you cut a rectangle 3 X 5 1/2 inches.}