How to …trim flying Geese.

Sometimes when you finish making the geese they may be quite large. They need to be trimmed down.

I’m working on my Christmas sew along and it has many flying geese units that need to be trimmed to 2 ½” x 1 ½”

This is how I trim them down to size:

Find the middle of 2 ½” which is 1 ¼”. If you look on your ruler there should be a mark with 45 degree angle. I use this as a guide and find the dot for 1 ¼” to line the diagonal edge of the ruler with the 45 degree mark. Trim off the excess.21476351_10154933285763339_1631574342_n_LI

Rotate the piece and line up the same 1 ¼” dot mark and the edges that you have trimmed off previously to 1 ½” and 2 ½”. Trim off the excess.21552380_10154933285753339_1696465668_n_LI

This method works for all trimming of flying geese. The point is exactly centered and it leave a ¼” seam allowance, so that when you sew you will not sew the tip into the seam.21463149_10154933383503339_5451853300485954203_n.jpg

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