How to make a star block using No-Waste Four At a Time Flying Geese method
Recently I shared a video on Instagram about Four At a Time Flying Geese method for the beginners. I thought it might be giving a good idea of how to make the Flying Geese units but the video doesn't explain everything so I would like to share more about it.
I made a star block (aka: Sawtooth star) 6" x 6" finished in the video and here is the cutting measurements and instructions how to make it.
NOTE: Press seams in direction of the arrows or feel free to open if you would like. It's your choice!
- Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of Squares B. Right sides together (RST), layer the two marked squares B onto Square C, one in the top left and the other in the bottom right. They will overlap slightly. (Diagram 1) Make sure that the marked diagonal lines are lined up and use pins to secure. Sew two seams, each ¼” away from the marked line. Cut on the marked line and press. (Diagram 2)
NOTE: I'm using the fabric glue pen instead of the pins. Using the fabric glue pen is my thing lately!
- RST, layer one marked Square B onto one of the units from Step 1. Sew two seams, each ¼” away from the marked line. (Diagram 3) Cut on the marked line and press. (Diagram 4) Trim the dog ears. Repeat the steps with the rest. Unfinished Flying geese unit size is 2”x 3 ½”.
- RST, piece each Square D to both left and right sides of the Flying geese unit from Step 2 and press toward the squares. Make two. (Diagram 5) RST, piece the Flying geese units to both left and right sides of Square A and press toward the square. (Diagram 6) Sew the piece rows together and press toward the center row. (Diagram 7) Unfinished block size is 6 ½” x 6 ½”.
Here is the cutting chart for the different star block sizes.
Good luck and have fun making your own star block!