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Okay, I still need 40 Flying Geese units. Using Inklingo to make flying geese units is also very easy. This technique makes 4 Flying Geese units from one large square and 4 small squares. Using Inklingo I have printed my HST on the red fabric — 4 sets of 2 HST are needed. Figure the size of the large square by multiplying the size of the HST by 2 and adding 1.25″.
Step One: Place 2 sets of HST on opposite corners of the large square, right sides together.
Close up of HST with stitching and cutting lines printed with Inklingo.
Step Two: Sew on dotted diagonal lines.
Step Three: Cut apart on solid center line and finger press seam open.
Step Four: Line up remaining HST in corners, RST and sew on dotted diagonal lines. Cut apart on solid center line.
Step Five: Trim dog ears and press.
Two hundred sixty-two half square triangles and forty flying geese units? No problemo. It’s easy with Inklingo. Let’s start with the HST shall we?
Step One: Iron freezer paper to right side of lightest colored fabric.
Step Two: Print triangle shapes onto the wrong side of fabric in a contrasting color. I used a bit darker red than I would normally so it would show a little better in the photos.
Close-up of printed HST
Step Three: Layer printed fabric with a second fabric, right sides together.
Step Four: Sew on all the DIAGONAL DOTTED lines.
Step Five: Rotary or scissor cut all the SOLID lines — including the dog-ears.
Step Six: Press.
Voila! Perfect HST without papers to remove and even better — NO SQUARING UP NEEDED.
If you’re like me, you have a project or two with a half a million HSTs to square up and you got bored with the job and stalled. So now the project is hiding in the closet. I know your secrets! [I've got a few of those myself. . .] Next up, that gaggle of flying geese!
Well I had all these plans. . . I ended up helping out someone who needed me to care for their dogs & horses. They had an emergency out of town. It is giving me a chance to do some hand piecing but I’m not getting some other important projects done. I am posting though on a laptop that my oldest son and daughter-in-law gave me which will be nice to have when I’m house sitting in the future. It needed a new hard drive which my youngest son put in for me but I don’t have a power cord for it yet so I have limited time to use it before the battery runs down. I haven’t figured out how to download my email either. All this to say that I won’t have a chance to post the tutorial yet. You would think I’ve would have learned by now not to say I’m going to get something done by a certain time as something always comes up. Why is that?