Flying Geese ~ Perfect Points

Flying Geese Paper Piecing Templates at Fresh Lemons Quilts

Happy Saturday! Yesterday when I posted my rainbow geese sneak peek, I had several people comment and email me about how to I got my perfect points. I think most people traditionally piece their flying geese (and I have instructions for how to do that on my Radiant Splendor block tutorial).

When I first started making flying geese, I made them using the traditionally pieced method. But like some of you, I was never totally pleased with the results. (I can be a perfectionist at times.) Once I learned to paper piece, I decided to try paper piecing my flying geese. And not surprisingly, just like everything else that comes from paper piecing, they were perfection.

At the bottom of my Patterns and Tutorials page, I provide links to download the templates I use in various sizes. But just to make it easier for you, I am linking to them here as well. All the sizes listed are finished sizes. The templates do include the 1/4″ seam allowance around each flying geese paper piecing unit.

1″ x 2″ 2″ x 4″ 2-1/2″ x 5″ 1-3/4″ x 3-1/2″

As with all templates online, be sure to print at 100% or “Actual Size”. If you have never paper pieced before, I do have a tutorial for getting started.

I hope you enjoy them!



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    July 26, 2014

    Thank you! I will definitely give this a try.

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    Anne Beier

    July 26, 2014

    Thank you, Faith!!
    Have a great weekend.

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    Cyndi Nelson

    July 26, 2014

    Thank you, Faith, for the templates! It will allow me to NOT stress over having to make Flying Geese!!

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    July 26, 2014

    I have tried every method too. I can be a bit of a perfectionist too and I agree, paper piecing is the only way to go to get perfect geese every time. And it is easier to sew the blocks together too 🙂

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    Sharon T

    July 26, 2014

    Thank you, Faith! I can’t wait to see your new quilt!

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    July 26, 2014

    Thank you, Faith. This is great! XX

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    July 26, 2014

    Thank you very much I have been eyeing a baby flying geese and these will be perfect.

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    Deanna Carpinelli

    July 26, 2014

    This is a great idea . I love paper piecing

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    July 26, 2014

    Thank you! I had never visited your tutorials page… I was amazed! It’s wonderful that you teach and share your skill. I really love your book! Thank you again!

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    July 26, 2014

    Nothing like paper piecing for accuracy with points!

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    July 26, 2014

    Thank you so much. I love paper piecing and having these different sizes is a very much appreciated!

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    Susan the farm quilter

    July 26, 2014

    Thank you so much!!! These are awesome and I love paper piecing!!!

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    July 26, 2014

    Thank you so much, Faith!! I love EPP and I’m sure this will give the most precise results!

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      Alice B

      August 1, 2014

      Kitty, I think this is foundation paper piecing rather than English paper piecing.

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        August 4, 2014

        Yes, you are right. Foundation Paper Piecing.

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    July 26, 2014

    Thank you for sharing your PP flying geese templates. I’m saving this for future reference. You have so many beautiful tutorials! Thanks for your generosity and taking the time to share all of them.

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    July 26, 2014

    Thank you…. Maybe it’s time for a flying geese quilt 🙂

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    July 26, 2014

    I am not a fan of paper piecing, tearing the paper away takes some of the fun out of it, but I am willing to try your flying geese. My geese always seem as if they want to fly south and never want to stay up north with me. Thank you for templates and your encouragement. Can you believe July is almost over? Christmas is only five months away.

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    July 26, 2014

    Thank you!

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    July 26, 2014

    Ask and you shall receive!! I was literally JUST getting ready to Google some flying geese templates and there you are!! Thank you for this!!!

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    Moya Z

    July 26, 2014

    Timely, thanks! Border 4 – flying geese – for the marcelle medallion is coming up next week for our patchwork society group! This will be so helpful!

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    July 26, 2014

    Very many thanks for the quick response to my plea, and even more so for the tutorial and paper piecing download. As much ad I detest paperpiecing, I loath ripping out bad points, soooo onward and upward! Paperpiecing it is! Thanks again.

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    July 26, 2014

    Thank you, Faith. You really go all out for your followers!

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    July 26, 2014

    Thanks for providing the great templates!

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    July 27, 2014

    Wonderful, thanks so much! I do love flying geese but they’re such a frustrating struggle! Can’t wait to try your templates and tute. Paper piecing is such fun!

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    July 27, 2014

    Do you paper piece your HST, too?

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      July 27, 2014

      Hi Susan! No, I don’t pp my HST but I do make them a little big and then trim them to size.

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    July 27, 2014

    Thank you so much for this info. This is great!

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    Nancy Tatro

    July 27, 2014

    Faith, thanks so much for these! The originals are going in a page protector for future use! Have you tried the tearless method of paper piecing? The method is the same, but you fold the paper back out of the way, and sew right along the line. Same perfection, but you don’t have to tear off the papers and you can use the pattern over and over again. A little swipe of a glue stick helps you get started.

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    July 27, 2014

    Thanks for the patterns, love my flying geese!

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    July 27, 2014

    Thanks for the reminder that those templates are there!

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    Quilting Dee

    July 27, 2014

    Thanks for this. I am going to try paper piecing method!

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    Carol N

    July 28, 2014

    Thank you so much for your kind and generous heart! You are always so willing to share your knowledge. I am such a fan of foundation piecing, and always happy to have the patterns at my fingertips.
    Your blog is in a class by itself–easy to access and easy to follow. Thanks for all of your hard–and beautiful–work!

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    Andee in aZ

    July 28, 2014

    I could see where I would prefer the paper pieced version too! I have a bit of perfectionist in me, lol! Thanks for sharing!

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    July 29, 2014

    Enjoy your blog and your modern perspective on colors and quilting. The flying geese quilt is fresh and beautiful. Thanks

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    Lisa McGriff

    July 30, 2014

    Is there anyway you can make this where it could be pinned on Pinterest. I don’t want to loose this or forget where it is.. Awesome Awesome

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      July 30, 2014

      Hi Lisa – I know a lot of people have pinned it….they probably use the “Pin It” button at the top of this post or whatever else Pinterest provides for pinning. Or you could just repin it from one of them. Scroll down and you will see some pins for it:

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    Janice Black

    January 12, 2017

    Wow, this is awesome! Thank you so much!

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    Angelia Ulrich

    March 1, 2017

    Hi! I like your templates; however, I need a Flying Geese template that is 1.5″ x 3″ finished. Do you have that? Could you please send me a copy? Thanks so much.

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      March 13, 2017

      Hi Angelia – thank you! I only have the templates listed at this time. I’m glad you like them!


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