Day 2…Needful things for Quilters

12 Days of Christmas 2

Day 2…one more…believe it or not…after I write this post I have to finish my shopping!

Today’s Needful thing is a Quick Quarter for making flying geese…I have made this chart with finished sizes along with the cutting chart…Then attached with each chart is the quick quarter for marking the double stitching lines….In the photo I am showing both sides of the chart…and you can see the no waste method I use for making flying geese!!!…I have made these and have them priced at only $5…they will be on sale for $4…We only have 69 of them left  and they will be gone…so order one if you want to make sure you get one!  If you want to order here is the link:  Flying Geese

DSCN0875The winner from yesterday is:

Janet KayDecember 22, 2013 at 5:01 pm

I use the the #22 and #24 size needles too and they give the perfect end product to one’s quilting project!

Janet…please email us your address  and we will get your prize out to you….needles and some fabric!

NOTE TO THE WINNERS: We have only sent out the first two winners so far…we are waiting for product and/because of the Holidays…Do not worry after Christmas we will get them all out to you!  Santa will not let you down!  Now to get that shopping done…

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I live in Menasha, WI, Married to Nick, with 3 sons, Lance (forever 29) , Luke 29 and Jake 27. I am a quilter, rugger, gardener and I also love to cook when I get the chance...

94 thoughts on “Day 2…Needful things for Quilters

  1. This is also the way I make my flying geese. It’s nice that the measurements for the fabric requirements are all together. Hope you get your shopping done!!!

  2. happy last minute shopping! I am glad for now that the only snowflakes I see are coming across this page! No waste flying geese … great technique!

  3. What a great tool & yardage chart! Now the birds can all fly in formation! Will have to try this as mine typically veer west or east or have lost their nice pointy “beaks.” Shopping , wow, good luck!!

  4. I have made my geese that way and you’re right-it is easy! The chart looks like a good thing to have also. I’m also STILL shopping !!!!

  5. Yikes…..good luck with your shopping……this looks like the perfect solution to my flying geese problems. Merry Christmas to you and yours and thanks for your great blog suggestions.

  6. Oh you’re reminding me that I want to make a quilt in 2014 with a gaggle of geese. And making 4 geese at a time is just perfect. Happy Holidays!

  7. I definitely need this. I have always had a love/hate relationship with flying geese! This would make it so much easier. Thank you for all your tips.

  8. I have so enjoyed learning about the notions that make quilting easier. I have a lovely package of goodies ordered to help me get a good start on my projects in the New Year.

  9. I am going to be said to see these posts come to an end. Maybe there can be a once a month new item or favorite item. I have so enjoyed this, even the items that I’m familiar with. Thanks and enjoy your shopping.

  10. Hmmmm….I’m curious about this! I would love to try it! Thanks Lisa! I love your 12 days this year and last!

  11. I’ve used this method before but only when the pattern called for it. I would use it more often if I had the chart — I don’t want to do the math. I’ll order this one!

  12. I definitely need this. I am currently obsessed with Flying Geese. Thanks for another chance to win! This is going in my cart, just in case.

  13. Lisa,
    I have really learned a lot from your 12 days of needful things! It has been fun! I know those pressing sticks are wrapped up under the tree waiting for me to open! Would not have asked for them if you hadn’t posted about them! Thank you

  14. Just ordered the quick quarter tool and flying geese chart. Your tool looks better than the one I use, so I think it will help me get my flying geese finished perfectly. Thank you for all you do to make our quilting lives simpler!

  15. Merry Christmas! This looks like another thing I NEED…… I just placed my order, I can’t wait for all of my goodies to arrive!! Thank you for all of the great suggestions.

  16. Looks like a cool tool. Hope you had a successful shopping trip. I just finished making my 3rd and last wool stocking from the Primitive Christmas pattern. So happy to have them done in time. Have a wonderful Christmas.

  17. Looks like something I could definitely use, so I ordered one for me and a couple of others for gifts. Thank you I have been enjoying being inroduced to new products I have not seen.

  18. Such cool shortcuts for complicated but pretty blocks. Still not my favorite, so this tool looks necessesary!
    Thank you!

  19. I haven’t tried flying geese. Sounds like this tool would make it easy for beginners like me. Thanks for the great info!

  20. Hi Lisa, oh pick me, pick me!!!! Flying Geese is my second most favorite block!!! Sure have been enjoying all of your most wonderful tools. Merry Christmas with blessings and smiles, Emilou 🙂

  21. I have used this tool and use this method, the no-waste method for making my flying geese. Your chart will make it all very handy.

    Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.


  22. This is another great tool! I’ve had mine for a couple of years… and also bought some to share with fellow quilters… they love it too! Good luck with the shopping and wrapping… Christmas Day is drawing near! 🙂

  23. I haven´t used that tool and use this method to make geese and anything to help to go quick is fantastic.This tool is a fabulous helper.Merry Chriatmas and have a great Christmas Eve!

  24. I make my flying geese using this method and it would be so great to have a cutting chart and the quick quarter to use, Each time I do flying geese I have to calculate what size I need to cut. Merry Christmas!!!!

  25. I definitely can use this – hope this is my lucky day – course, tomorrow I will be placing my order the goodies you have recommended. Thank you for all the sale items.

  26. You have come up,with some terrific tools to show us this year. The chart looks very efficient. Thank you for the chance to win and happy Holidays to you.


  27. Another wonderful tip. I just ordered this tool, among other things so I am looking forward to another Christmas when these all arrive. Many thanks – Merry Christmas and Happy shopping! Sounds like you are feeling much better than you did a week ago.

  28. I’ve never seen this guide before. It looks pretty useful, or as you say, needful. If it doesn’t end up in my mailbox, I might just have to order this one. Merry Christmas eve#

  29. So disappointed that this tool is out of stock…we were out of state and without our computer so I couldn’t get my order to you before they were sold out…will you ever have them again….I SOOOOO WOULD LIKE ONE!!!!!
    I use flying geese in so many of my quilts.

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