Flying Geese x4 Ruler giveaway!

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Thank you to everyone who participated in this giveaway!  This contest is now closed.  To find out who won, click here: WINNERS

Enter to win a Flying Geese x4 Ruler from Lazy Girl Designs!  Wahoo!

I saw this quilt pattern a long time ago in Teri Christopherson’s book, Thoughts of Home and I loved it!  When we decided to pick up the individual pattern, Return of the Swallows (a great stash buster), I had to make it!

Here’s a look at the finished Quilt:


I decided to make it a sampler project.  A mirage stack was used in the half square triangle blocks along with a variety of tone-on-tone backgrounds.  A perfect Stack option for half square triangles is the Mirage Jewel Stack

They are a perfect size and color for the half square triangles giving the quilt a “lively” look and perfect for a “fella” gift.  I love the contrast the Mirage fabrics give against the varied, tonal creams and whites.  The flying geese/border/binding were made from Cirlicue Coal and Weybridge Antique.

Once I committed to making the Return of the Swallows quilt, I needed to deal with ALL THOSE FLYING GEESE!  There are 300 of them!  I read the pattern and reflected on the process suggested for making flying geese.  After less than a minute’s pondering I decided to use a different method than offered in the pattern.  (My humblest apologies Teri!)

There is a ruler available for making flying geese that makes the process fast, accurate and with virtually no waste.  Until I used this method my flying geese were always skewed, misshapen and it was so frustrating!  I used the Flying Geese x4 Ruler and it saved me approximately 1-1/2 yards of fabric and loads of time!  Unbelievable!  I will not make flying geese any other way!  With every process you get four finished flying geese!  How awesome is that!  In fact, the experience using this ruler was so wonderful we made a video for you! Check it out here: Flying Geese x 4 No Math Ruler

We will have three lucky winners for the Flying Geese x4 Ruler from Lazy Girl Designs!  For a chance to win, comment below and let us know your preferred method of making flying geese or, your most horrifying experience make those little buggers.  Giveaway ends at midnight PST, on May 29th.  The winners will be selected randomly and announced a couple of days later.

Rules:  No purchase necessary.  Must have a US mailing address.  One entry per person.  Must provide a valid email address so that we can contact winners.


156 responses to “Flying Geese x4 Ruler giveaway!”

  1. KristyR Says:
    05/23/2011 8:15 am

    I’ve honestly never made them. Maybe the ruler would help me out :) Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. Pam Dunlap Says:
    05/23/2011 8:54 am

    I like making things right the first time around. Occasionally this happens, but not with flying geese. Would love to try out this ruler.

  3. Connie White Says:
    05/23/2011 8:58 am

    The only way I’ve made flying geese is to take the rectangle and stitch the squares on either end. This sounds much easier and to save fabric to use on another project would be super!

  4. ~Michelle~ Says:
    05/23/2011 9:04 am

    I like geese, but tend not to make them due to the time involved – anything to cut time & save fabric is a win in my book!

  5. Ruth B Says:
    05/23/2011 9:07 am

    I have never made flying geese but the ruler makes it look easy. Thanks for the video!

  6. Netta Says:
    05/23/2011 9:38 am

    I’ve only made a couple. I would like to get some more practice with them. they are my favorite feature in may quilts.

  7. Joelle Lambert Says:
    05/23/2011 9:44 am

    Great quilt- it is gorgeous! The ruler would be awesome.

  8. Susan G Says:
    05/23/2011 9:59 am

    When I was a brand new beginner I did’t even know enough to be leary of FG so I jumped right in. I’ve since learned that there are a few ways to make them…I prefer the “waste free” method. This tool looks promising..

  9. Celeste Johnson Says:
    05/23/2011 11:44 am

    I love flying geese. The ruler sounds wonderful.

  10. Ginger B Says:
    05/23/2011 11:44 am

    flying geese were on e of the first things I learned to make when Ii started quilting. Would love for them to be easier though!

  11. Wendy P Says:
    05/23/2011 11:45 am

    I would LOVE to win the ruler! If I won it, I could really expand on creating my own designs.
    The quilt is really stunning!

  12. Lea Says:
    05/23/2011 11:46 am

    I’ve always wanted to make a Flying Geese quilt but was just to intimidated by the extreme accuracy needed to make it beautiful ~ now I’ll put it back on my “wish” project list! Thanks for a great giveaway!

  13. Mary White Says:
    05/23/2011 11:46 am

    I’m intimidated by the flying geese, although I love them! I just need to jump in feet first and practice…but I hate the thought of wasted fabric if I mess up :( I really do need this FG ruler!

  14. Mandie B Says:
    05/23/2011 11:47 am

    i’ve only made flying geese by cutting a rectangle and 2 smaller squares then trimming 1/2 of those squares off, never used a specialty ruler, maybe that’s why I steer clear of flying geese quilts, haha!

  15. Carol Says:
    05/23/2011 11:50 am

    I don’t do flying geese because they are so hard. I would love to win this and find an easier way.

  16. Barbara Eisenrauch Says:
    05/23/2011 11:50 am

    Love the pattern and the fabric you chose.
    Thank you for the inspiration & the contest.

  17. Deborah Says:
    05/23/2011 11:53 am

    I love making flying geese but have a hard time getting them to come out right! would love to win the ruler to make it easier!!

  18. Janice Zoeckler Says:
    05/23/2011 11:55 am

    I have tried a couple of different ways to make flying geese. Some were fine, and others, not so fine. Would love to have a ruler to simplify and perfect the technique. I like to make things correctly the first time.

  19. Kim Says:
    05/23/2011 11:55 am

    I usually layer squares in the corners of the rectangle bases and sew corner to corner, then trim the seam. It’s wasteful, but it comes out fairly well. Sure would like to find an easier way though!

  20. Dawn Hollingsworth Says:
    05/23/2011 11:55 am

    I have tried several methods for making flying geese; anxious to try another :) And, this quilt looks wonderful!!

  21. Melissa dahan Says:
    05/23/2011 11:57 am

    This design scares me!! Thus ruler makes it look easy. I would love to win this so u can make these beautiful quilts.
    Thanks!!

  22. Gail Helle Says:
    05/23/2011 11:58 am

    I would love to try this new ruler!

  23. Cat Lady Says:
    05/23/2011 11:58 am

    My preferred method when I have a number of similar geese to make is using one large square and four smaller ones. If I am making scrappy geese, I use one rectangle and two squares. Both of these methods ca either work great or be a disaster at times.
    Would love to be able to give the Flying Geese x4 Ruler a try.

  24. Melissa dahan Says:
    05/23/2011 11:58 am

    This design scares me!! Thus ruler makes it look easy. I would love to win this so i can make these beautiful quilts.
    Thanks!!

  25. Cindy McDowall Says:
    05/23/2011 11:58 am

    I’ve made flying geese with squares over rectangle and with rectangle and triangles. The latter did not go very well. It would be fun to try a new technique. Thanks for the giveaway.

  26. grapenutquilter Says:
    05/23/2011 11:59 am

    Which I had known about this handy gadget a year ago when I made flying geese baby quilts for all my pregnant friends!I getting one win or not!!

  27. Heather Says:
    05/23/2011 11:59 am

    I have tried several methods to MAKE MY GEESE FLY!!! but allways have a difficult time A ruler to symplify this would be wonder full Thanks for the chance to win one

  28. Jeanette Says:
    05/23/2011 12:00 pm

    I was looking at these just this weekend! I would love to get one. Hope I’m chosen!

  29. Judy Urban Says:
    05/23/2011 12:01 pm

    I love the flying geese pattern this looks like a good way to make them hard to keep your points.
    Thanks for the contest.

  30. Marie Says:
    05/23/2011 12:08 pm

    My very first quilting project involved flying geese. And the ladies at the quilt retreat were impressed even though they were not as perfect as they could have been. I have learned a lot in the past year. I live where we have lots of Canadian geese so they are very popular. Thank you for sharing this new ruler.

  31. Ellen Kathleen Fyfe Says:
    05/23/2011 12:08 pm

    Thank you for offering this great tool for a draw. I would love to have one….may the best person win!

  32. Brenda Johnson Says:
    05/23/2011 12:10 pm

    i love that quilt but would never have thought i would make it because of the flying geese….u have peeked my curiosity so this ruler may do the trick…

  33. kaholly Says:
    05/23/2011 12:11 pm

    Flying Geese have always been a favorite with me. The ruler looks like a great tool for making them easier.

  34. Michele Says:
    05/23/2011 12:12 pm

    This ruler would be great. I’ve tried all the methods, form cutting out triangles to connectors. Anything that saves that much fabric would be great in my book.

  35. Becky Weimer Says:
    05/23/2011 12:17 pm

    I have used the “sew squares to the ends of the rectangles” method, but then there are all those triangles left over. I’d love to be more efficient in making flying geese blocks!! Good luck all!

  36. krisgray Says:
    05/23/2011 12:20 pm

    UGGH – hate flying geese for the reasons you mentioned, especially that never coming out right. Generally, I do the rectangle and two squares.

  37. robin Says:
    05/23/2011 12:27 pm

    I’m a newbie and have never made flying geese, but would love to someday. Would love to win a ruler. Thanks!

  38. Sheree Dutton Says:
    05/23/2011 12:27 pm

    I just finished piecing a flying geese quilt, I downloaded the pattern off your website for free. I wish I had this because if your geese aren’t uniform in size it certainly makes putting them together a challenge! Would love to try it!

  39. Stephanie Says:
    05/23/2011 12:28 pm

    I haven’t made flying geese, but this ruler would sure make it look easy. Please count me in for the contest!

  40. Linda Terry Says:
    05/23/2011 12:29 pm

    Of all the techniques and rulers that I have seen over the years, I think by far, this will be the fastest and most accurate of all. I cant wait to try this one. Thanks so much.

  41. Carol Ann Hinton Says:
    05/23/2011 12:32 pm

    I just finished a quilt with flying gees for an inside border — 310 of them 1″ by 2″ — never again! Would love to try the new ruler.

  42. Melva Nolan Says:
    05/23/2011 12:32 pm

    If only a few are needed, I make them individually. If I need lots, the method of making 8 at a time… time saver and easier.

  43. barbara blair Says:
    05/23/2011 12:37 pm

    I’ve done the Snow Goose quilt with LOTS of flying geese. I knew there must be a better way. Would love to have the new ruler!

  44. Sandi Says:
    05/23/2011 12:41 pm

    I’ve been avoiding quilts with lots of FG because of misshapen blocks or fabric wasting. This looks like a great way to open my pattern options! Thank you!

  45. Diane Baldwin Says:
    05/23/2011 12:47 pm

    This sounds like fun! I have only done a few flying geese and like everyone else only half of them are right. This ruler might be very helpful.

  46. Ronni Chavez Says:
    05/23/2011 12:49 pm

    I swaped UFOs with my Best Quilting Buddy. She finished my hand quilting project in a week. It took me 6 weeks to make her Flying Geese flimsy. I learned so much!

  47. Gailanne Says:
    05/23/2011 12:49 pm

    New quilter, just learned how to make these the old fashion way in a class. Would love the new ruler, and thanks…stay blessed!

  48. Nancy Palagruti Says:
    05/23/2011 12:55 pm

    I make Flying Geese the slow, old fashion way..time consuming and not always perfect.. there has to be a better way! I have avoided patterns w/flying geese included because of that.

  49. Susan from Colorado Says:
    05/23/2011 12:57 pm

    What a nifty quilting tool! I’d create lots of “geese” with that one!

  50. Janet Says:
    05/23/2011 12:59 pm

    I have been “flying away” from these geese. A friend told me this ruler made all the difference for her….but I’ve still not joined the flock! Your encouragement is very encouraging, though!

  51. christine cerasi Says:
    05/23/2011 1:02 pm

    Looks like an easy way to make them

  52. Amy S Says:
    05/23/2011 1:02 pm

    I keep trying to use the Square-in-a-Square method and… Well, I’d be open to learning a better way. I don’t know why I’m able to use SnS for just about everything EXCEPT the flying geese. So of course, all I want to make right now are, you guessed it! Flying Geese!!

  53. Teresa Says:
    05/23/2011 1:09 pm

    I would love to win one of these and finally make flying geese that do not look like they are crazy as a loon!!!!

  54. gail heinold Says:
    05/23/2011 1:17 pm

    That looks like a real good ruler to have. I do a lot of scrappy projects thanks

  55. Tracy Trimble Says:
    05/23/2011 1:23 pm

    Something that makes Flying Geese easier, I am for that. I use them in so many of my quilts.

  56. Michele Messmer Says:
    05/23/2011 1:27 pm

    The ruler looks great!

  57. Terry Shopbell Says:
    05/23/2011 1:29 pm

    I LOVE this quilt! Love it in all the colors best. I’ve been looking for a pattern for my own bed. This just might be the one.

  58. Debbie Says:
    05/23/2011 1:30 pm

    Mine need to look better, and easier would be nice!

  59. JoAn GODFREY Says:
    05/23/2011 1:30 pm

    i like the 4 at a time method. still have some trouble getting consistent blocks. maybe this would help.

  60. Nicola Says:
    05/23/2011 1:47 pm

    Alright I’m in!!!! First of I love your quilt!!! The colors are so bright and vibrant!!! Now as for the ruler I have been looking at it since I watch your video a little while ago and have even placed the ruler on my wish list but after seeing your quilt I will have to put in my basket!!!!!

  61. romayne Says:
    05/23/2011 1:48 pm

    flying geese always make a stunning effect. great color combo on the sample! rulers rule!

  62. Linda Says:
    05/23/2011 1:53 pm

    I find this ruler and method so attractive. Like Mari, I don’t really enjoy making flying geese. No matter how hard I try, they come out uneven or wonky. I often find quilts containing them attractive, but decide against the quilt because I can’t imagine piecing all those geese! I love that this ruler doesn’t waste any fabric, and uses only squares. It looks like the way to go!

  63. Leslie Ziminsky Says:
    05/23/2011 1:56 pm

    I need a ruler as I am quilting impaired!

  64. Penny Baxter Says:
    05/23/2011 2:15 pm

    I would love to try this ruler out. Any help with flying geese is appreciated!

  65. Sherry W Says:
    05/23/2011 2:18 pm

    I am new to quilting and need all the help I can get. The ruler would be a great addition to my growing collection of quilting supplies.

  66. Mary Jo Says:
    05/23/2011 2:27 pm

    Flying geese are my favorite, but what a pain they are! I would love to try this ruler out because I could crank out the geese so fast they would fly right out of the machine and into my quilts!!

  67. Robin Says:
    05/23/2011 2:35 pm

    I cut a large square and four smaller squares. First pin two to opposite corners and sew edge to edge. Then cut the large square diagonally. Then pin in the remaining corners and sew. Cut again. Result is four pretty geese! Better instructions are in the 100 Blocks magazines.
    That said, I would LOVE to try this ruler! Thanks for the opportunity.

  68. janet Says:
    05/23/2011 2:44 pm

    I avoid making Flying Geese, I need this ruler. Love to win.

  69. Helen Unterborn Says:
    05/23/2011 3:04 pm

    Love the colors. It always amazes me how colors and arrangements combine to make a stunning quilt. Love the impact of the dark and light flying geese amidst the jewel stack.

  70. Paula Pardue Says:
    05/23/2011 3:07 pm

    I have never attempted Flying Geese because of the “disaster written all over it” fear. Perhaps if I had one of these rulers, I could make a quilt I would be proud of. I hope, I hope, I hope.

  71. Lisa Says:
    05/23/2011 3:09 pm

    Beautiful quilt, would love to try this ruler:

  72. Diane C Says:
    05/23/2011 3:26 pm

    I don’t have a preferred method, but a flying geese ruler has been on my wish list for some time.

  73. Anne Brown Says:
    05/23/2011 3:32 pm

    I have tried the Eleanor Burns method, the Kaye Wood method, the Fons and Porter method and I still have to watch!! I have seen so many scrappy quilts made just with flying geese blocks (a great scrap buster) but have shied away because of the difficulty of getting those wings straight not wonky. This sounds like a great ruler addition. Thanks for offering!!

  74. Susan Kirk Says:
    05/23/2011 3:49 pm

    I love flying geese, hate cutting them out! Would love to try this ruler for easier cutting….hope I am the winner!!!

  75. Sharon Says:
    05/23/2011 3:52 pm

    I always made flying geese using half and quarter square triangles or the 3-D kind, but I’m very open to an easier method. This is a gorgeous quilt, and not just for a man.

  76. Elaine Says:
    05/23/2011 4:01 pm

    I have never tried to make them but I would love to learn how. I always thought they were too difficult. This ruler would sure help.

  77. Shelia Whitney Says:
    05/23/2011 4:04 pm

    I have always wanted to try making flying geese. Would love to have a ruler that makes it an easier process. Thanks for the giveaway!

  78. Vicki F Says:
    05/23/2011 4:05 pm

    I have made the flying geese with triangles and with the rectangle/squares. The latter is much easier for me. I would love to try another method.

  79. Carla Meier Says:
    05/23/2011 4:11 pm

    I’m a year late with my nephew’s high school graduation quilt. It has lots of flying geese. A method to speed up the process would be PRICELESS! Otherwise, it may end up being his college graduation gift.

  80. Nancy Nehez Says:
    05/23/2011 4:12 pm

    I have never made a quilt with flying geese, but I would really like to and this would be just the ruler to try. Love Connecting Threads!

  81. Katrina H Says:
    05/23/2011 4:24 pm

    I’ve only paper pieced them, but this ruler looks handy!

  82. chriss Says:
    05/23/2011 4:29 pm

    wow, this would be a neat toy to have…. anything without math involved is brilliant.

  83. cori Says:
    05/23/2011 4:31 pm

    Beautiful quilt, I love the colors you used. I just may have to copy your quilt

  84. Mary M Says:
    05/23/2011 4:32 pm

    I’ve used the quilt in a day ruler, this looks like you get more accurate, quicker & no waste. I would love to try this!

  85. Sue Fry Says:
    05/23/2011 4:39 pm

    This ruler would make flying geese alot easier, more even, would love to have this.

  86. kate mcginty Says:
    05/23/2011 4:46 pm

    I need all the help I can get!

  87. Sandy A Says:
    05/23/2011 4:47 pm

    The only way I know how to make flying geese is the corner flip method, where you have lots of HST left over for pinwheels or whatever. I usually get 3 that are great and one that is wonky if I need 4 for a block. Anything to save fabric is great by me!

  88. Barb Colvin Says:
    05/23/2011 4:49 pm

    I haven’t found a preferred method yet! My first attempt was just cutting triangles that had 1/16″ in the measurements and sewing them together–aargh. I’ve avoided flying geese since.

  89. Tiffany DeOs Says:
    05/23/2011 4:49 pm

    I’ve never made one before but this ruler sounds cool!

  90. Karen C Says:
    05/23/2011 4:53 pm

    Oh my, I haven’t made flying geese because it just looks too complicated but this ruler looks like it would make them much easier! Any little thing that helps the quilting go faster is great!

  91. Patricia S Says:
    05/23/2011 5:05 pm

    I like to paper piece my flying geese. I’d be willing to test out that new ruler to see if it works better…(hint, hint!!) Thanks for the chance to win!

  92. Judy M Says:
    05/23/2011 5:09 pm

    I’d love to win a ruler to help make flying geese~

  93. Debbie O Says:
    05/23/2011 5:13 pm

    Wow that is soo beautiful. I am a new quilter and would LOVE to try this! Thank you for the opportunity

  94. Lindaroo Says:
    05/23/2011 5:54 pm

    I love the look of flying geese, but I struggle with crooked and wrong-sized results from the method of adding two squares to a rectangle, and wasting a lot of fabric. This sounds like a great invention!

  95. Judi W. Says:
    05/23/2011 6:36 pm

    I have been watching a gal I take lessons with struggle with the flying geese. I was afraid to try them but with this ruler I would give it a try for sure.

  96. Machell Chapin Says:
    05/23/2011 6:52 pm

    I want to try making flying geese. I am very sure this ruler would help me

  97. Ginger Says:
    05/23/2011 6:53 pm

    I would love to try this ruler. I’ve made flying geese a few times, always like whatever pattern I was making said. But I have never been happy with the results.

  98. Kathryn Says:
    05/23/2011 6:54 pm

    I love to do flying geese but, hate the mess they make. :)

  99. Joan H. Says:
    05/23/2011 7:24 pm

    I love the quilt but I would certainly need the Flying Geese x4 Ruler before I could ever try making that many flying geese! Thanks for the opportunity to win it.

  100. Dorothy S. Says:
    05/23/2011 7:32 pm

    Never made a flying geese so probably need a 4 Ruler to get started.

  101. Karen Says:
    05/23/2011 8:52 pm

    I paper pieced the only one’s I’ve done. Lots of leftover pieces. Would love to try the ruler. Love this pattern, too.

  102. Kathy Says:
    05/23/2011 9:45 pm

    This looks great. Just made a bunch of flying geese the old fashioned way – this looks much easier. I hope I am chosen.

  103. Gayle L. Says:
    05/24/2011 12:29 am

    I have tried several methods of doing the “Geese” and would love to have a chance to try this ruler to see if it is any easier this way. It would be the greatest thing to be able to make “Geese” easy.

  104. Rachelle Says:
    05/24/2011 3:56 am

    I want one! :)

  105. robin Says:
    05/24/2011 5:32 am

    Oh those little flying geese! What little buggers. I always end up using about three times the amount of fabric required until I get them right! Thanks for the chance to win something that will make making them easier.

  106. Judy Huber-Cogswell Says:
    05/24/2011 6:18 am

    I would love to win the ruler. Thank you. Judy

  107. Donna Sykes Says:
    05/24/2011 6:31 am

    Mari, what a wonderful quilt!! Stunning. I have never done flying geese but would love to try, especially if I could win this ruler. Sounds like a great and useful tool to have.

  108. Donn E. Williams Says:
    05/24/2011 7:44 am

    Flying Geese and I are NOT friends. I’d love to try out this ruler as it actually sounds like fun.

  109. Jess Says:
    05/24/2011 8:11 am

    Yeah, I’ve pretty much avoided them all together as mine are always wonky and don’t look good! I decided they were my nemesis, when I was working on a BOM that was very skimpy on the fabric. I runied so much trying to do the geese, & I had no room for mistakes, so I gave up on the BOM altogether and just put the remaining fabric in my stash.

  110. Annette Says:
    05/24/2011 8:40 am

    We all need a little more flying geese in our lives!!! Tool looks great would love to give it a try.

  111. Beth B Says:
    05/24/2011 10:11 am

    Not sure that I have a favorite way to make FG since they don’t always turn out well. Would love to try this ruler. It makes the progress look painless.

  112. Barb Schneider Says:
    05/24/2011 10:17 am

    I’ve made paper pieced flying geese, and used the method of starting with a rectangle, adding squares to each end. Both create a lot of wasted fabric. This ruler would be wonderful!

  113. April Says:
    05/24/2011 11:23 am

    The one time I tried flying geese, they didn’t look very good. I’m sure a ruler would help, and I do have plans to broaden my horizons in my quilting. I suppose learning to make FG is a good place to start.

  114. Micheline Says:
    05/24/2011 11:32 am

    This ruler would make flying geese alot easier and with less waste. would love to win this tool. thank for the chance…

  115. Sharon Says:
    05/24/2011 2:30 pm

    Geese scare me! The ruler would certainly go a long way to making the fear go away! Thanks for the chance to win one!

  116. Bonnie Blessing Says:
    05/24/2011 2:41 pm

    I have made a few flying geese units and used the sew and flip method, but would love to have this tool. It would be a time saver. Thanks for an opportunity to win one.

  117. Paulime Says:
    05/24/2011 4:53 pm

    Would love to win this ruler! Thank you for the opportunity to enter.

  118. JENNIE Says:
    05/25/2011 6:19 am

    I would love to try out this new ruler. I am always looking for better ways to make hst’s, flying geese and qst’s so I am excited to try out this new one!

  119. Betty Gracie Says:
    05/25/2011 9:30 am

    I would love to try this ruler

  120. Vicki Says:
    05/25/2011 10:03 am

    I’ve done flying geese different ways, but this ruler seems like it would make it very easy to make them!

  121. Diane S. Says:
    05/25/2011 11:15 am

    I’ve never made flying geese but would like to try. I love easy methods!

  122. Trudy Lindemann Says:
    05/25/2011 11:26 am

    I would love to win this ruler. My flying geese are haphazard. Seems like half the time they are ‘off’ and the point ends up getting cut off when I sew them together!

  123. Debbie Gallett Says:
    05/25/2011 11:37 am

    I have never made a lot of flying geese. The few I’ve made were the sew and flip method. I would love this ruler as I dislike wasting fabric.

  124. Marjorie Says:
    05/25/2011 12:12 pm

    I would love to win this ruler. I have one already, but need one for my travel bag. Thanks to Connecting threads for the giveaway and Joan for the invention:)!!!

  125. Linda C Says:
    05/25/2011 1:05 pm

    I love tools and this would help me speed up the process of making the flying geese. Thanks CT for all the wonderful products and service.

  126. Dorothy I. Dishman Says:
    05/25/2011 1:25 pm

    Please enter my name in the drawing for the flying geese x4 tool. Anything to save fabric and use a short cut.
    Thanks for the opportunity.

  127. Nancy Says:
    05/25/2011 3:32 pm

    I’d love to make a Christmas quilt for a gift using
    flying geese pattern. This ruler would make the project
    go quickly. Keeping my fingers crossed to get picked.

  128. Bethany Nelson Says:
    05/25/2011 6:07 pm

    The ruler sounds great. Ilike to do stars, therefore it should help with the points.

  129. Melba Aldridge Says:
    05/25/2011 8:57 pm

    My husband said my comment should be: “I make beautiful quilts and would be happy to advertise your ruler as contributing to their beauty”…he’s rather biased about my work :) As the others have commented, I too have had successes and disappointments with flying geese, but love to see them in quilts.

  130. Trina Says:
    05/25/2011 10:23 pm

    Oh I love rulers….I have so many and they are so much fun. I hope to win.

  131. Beth Kobliska Says:
    05/25/2011 11:11 pm

    I make flying geese using the “now waste” method, where you use 4 small squares for the sky, and 2 larger squares for the geese. You end up with 4 units. But this doesn’t always work with scraps, as you need squares for the geese that are larger than most of my scraps, and I can’t use many scraps that would be large enough to make a single flying geese (goose?) unit. I’d love to have the ruler to make the job easier and more accurate.

  132. Tammie Says:
    05/26/2011 9:15 am

    What a neat new tool and it would be a great addition to my collection. I love tools that make my life easier and making quilts fast and fun!

  133. Darleen Moore Says:
    05/26/2011 9:45 am

    Looks like a wonderful tool. I currently struggle with Flying Geese and tend to stay away from quilts using them.

  134. Lisa Marie Says:
    05/26/2011 11:06 am

    I like flying geese and have tried several methods. Most of the time I just paper piece them because they turn out well. Might be nice if I didn’t have to fool with the paper though. I have never seen this ruler but it sounds great!

  135. Laurie Blair Says:
    05/26/2011 11:27 am

    This looks awesome! Have a number of projects on “my list” that will provide ample opportunity to test and perfect. I continue to marvel at how folks are able to figure out cool stuff like this! Gonna’ try crossing my fingers and holding my breath to increase my chances of being a lucky winner. ;)

  136. Connie D Says:
    05/26/2011 12:33 pm

    I have tried many methods but I usually resort to sewing through the diagonal on overlapping corner squares and cutting off the corners (like MaryEllen Hopkins snowball blocks are done). You waste a lot of little triangles of fabric using this method. I would love to try this ruler. I’m hoping it will make the process more accurate.

  137. Joellyn P Says:
    05/26/2011 1:56 pm

    I love tools that help me make things faster with no waste of fabric.

  138. Judy Olson Says:
    05/26/2011 3:34 pm

    This ruler looks like a must-have. It would make flying geese so much easier!

  139. Sharron Says:
    05/26/2011 3:43 pm

    Have only done FG in hand piecing, and that was 30 yrs ago. The video made it look so simple. This ruler will be mine either way. Would not even think of getting it without the video. You showed that this possible to do. Thank you.

  140. Donna Says:
    05/26/2011 4:08 pm

    I have always loved the look of flying geese but have always been afraid to try them. Maybe it is time to give it a whirl.

  141. Julia Says:
    05/27/2011 6:45 am

    I love the look of flying geese, it would be great to have a simple way to make them in all different sizes and have them look good and be exact!

  142. madeline Says:
    05/27/2011 7:13 am

    I love flying geese, but hate making them. Usually use the 2 squares on the ends of a rectangle. If this ruler makes it easier, I really need one!!!

  143. Emily R. Says:
    05/27/2011 8:30 am

    I tried to make flying geese once and it was a disaster!! I have a project I want to do, but it includes these pesky little blocks, so this ruler would REALLY help me out!!

  144. Nfiegirl Says:
    05/27/2011 1:10 pm

    Boy! this is exactly what I need. Presently working on 2 BOM and there must be 100′s of flying geese in them. If it would make it easier, then this is what I need..

  145. Bonita Says:
    05/27/2011 7:11 pm

    I have tried flying geese several times and wasted so much fabric. The ruler will be the most wonderful tool in my sewing room. I would use it a lot. It would allow me to be more creative when designing a quilt pattern.

  146. beth mcconnell Says:
    05/27/2011 8:12 pm

    would love to win one of these and finally make flying geese that do not look like they are crazy as a loon

  147. OHSue Says:
    05/27/2011 8:41 pm

    What a clever ruler! Love this method.

  148. Lynn Says:
    05/27/2011 11:52 pm

    Would love to win this ruler and use it to make a border using flying geese.

  149. Sheila M Says:
    05/28/2011 6:36 am

    I would love to win this ruler and I then will even give this pattern a try.

  150. Marilyn S Says:
    05/28/2011 8:12 am

    Would love to win this ruler because I always deceide to not make a quilt that has flying geese in it. But I love the look of those quilts sooo much.

  151. Aarin Palmatier Says:
    05/28/2011 3:46 pm

    i hope i win this 8-)

  152. Barbara Setterdahl Says:
    05/29/2011 6:32 am

    I’ve done Flying Geese with Square in a Square ruler, and the flip corner method. I haven’t tried the stacking fabric rectangles- looks too confusing to me. I do love the look of flying geese. :-D

  153. Maria Murbach Says:
    05/29/2011 10:02 am

    I have not done Flying Geese before because I was afraid of all the geese! The ruler makes them seem less daunting and they sure do look great.

  154. Michelle Kloeti Says:
    05/29/2011 10:32 am

    Wow!! How cool! I love rulers. this is one I don’t have but would love to!!! Thanks

  155. Becky (central oregon) Says:
    05/29/2011 5:21 pm

    I have never worked with a “special ruler” this looks like a good one to start with

  156. Diane Swett Says:
    05/29/2011 8:31 pm

    if it is not too late her on the 29th at 10:29pm I would love to enter to win this ruler. I am a new quilter and love the the flying geese. I would love to see how much fabric it does save – Thanks Diane Swett