The Fons & Porter Flying Geese Ruler takes the guesswork out of cutting the quilt triangles for Flying Geese Units in finished sizes from 1″ x 2″ to 4″ x 8″. Both the large “goose” triangle and the smaller “sky” triangles are cut.
1. To cut the large “goose” quilt triangle, select black line on ruler that corresponds to the desired finished size Flying Geese Quilt Unit.
2. Follow across black line to right edge of ruler and cut a fabric strip the width indicated. For example, to cut the large triangle for the 1 1/2″ x 3″ finished-size Flying Geese Unit, cut a 2″-wide fabric strip.
3. Cut “goose” triangles as shown Photo A, first placing the black cutting guideline along bottom cut edge of strip and then along top edge of strip.
4. To cut the corresponding smaller “sky” triangles, select the yellow line that corresponds to the desired finished size Flying Geese Unit.
5. Follow across yellow line to left edge of ruler and cut a fabric strip the width indicated. For example, to cut the small triangles for a 1 1ž2″ x 3″ finished-size Flying Geese Unit, cut a 2″-wide fabric strip.
6. Cut triangles as shown, first placing the yellow cutting guideline along bottom edge of strip and then along top edge (Photo B). The yellow shaded area of the ruler will extend beyond the edge of the strip.
Sew Smart™ Your triangles will be pre-trimmed with the tiny fabric tips that you usually cut off after sewing already eliminated. We cut these triangles with our strip folded in half so that half of our triangles are trimmed on the right end and the other half of them on the left end (Photo C). —Marianne
7. Join “sky” triangles to center “goose” triangle to complete 1 Flying Geese Quilt Unit.