Flying Fat Quarters

with Monique Dillard

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Master Flying Geese through three fat quarter quilt projects. Plus, add Flying Geese to traditional blocks—creating personalized variations and all-time favorite quilts. Read More…

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Class Description

Guidance from professional pattern designer Monique Dillard will empower you to add your own creative twist to traditional blocks with custom patterns of graceful Flying Geese.  During class, you'll create classic quilt projects with flawless Flying Geese and without wasting fabric.  Get comfortable cutting and piecing Flying Geese as you make a decorative pillow. Blend Flying Geese into traditional Courthouse Stepped blocks for a lap quilt with soaring visual interest. Make a large quilt with on-point blocks featuring swirling Flying Geese, half-square triangles, flip corners, and a brilliant secondary star pattern! Along the way, learn pressing and piecing tips for beautifully precise projects. 

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Flying Fat Quarters
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Lesson Plan

12:52

Lesson 1. Cutting Flying Geese

  • Meet your instructor, teacher and quilt designer Monique Dillard. Then discover what you'll learn over the course of this class and dive into learning how to design and cut Flying Geese from fat quarters.

30:03

Lesson 2. Flying Geese Pillow

  • Jump right into your first project, a gorgeous Flying Geese pillow. Learn how to construct units and blocks, add sashings to create aesthetic intrigue, and finish the pillow top and backing for a polished completed project.

7:37

Lesson 3. Make the Most of Your Fat Quarters

  • Explore various methods for making the most of your fat quarters as Monique illustrates optional colorways, block designs and quilt layouts that will spark your imagination and help you dream up new Flying Geese designs of your own.

20:33

Lesson 4. Stacked Geese Quilt

  • Follow along with Monique as she walks you through the assembly and construction of her Stacked Geese quilt, a beautiful wall-hanging or lap quilt project. You'll learn layout, sewing and pressing tips that will result in seamlessly aligned, professional-looking blocks that yield a stunning finished quilt.

14:23

Lesson 5. Flying Geese Alternative Methods

  • Put your new skills to work as you discover alternative methods for creating your blocks. Monique introduces her signature "Fit to be Geese" rulers and covers different techniques for cutting, constructing and pressing Flying Geese components.

25:09

Lesson 6. Putting the Block Together

  • Tackle the blocks for a large quilt with step-by-step instructions on how to prepare and construct even more Flying Geese block options. Work with half-square triangles and flip corners from prior lessons as you assemble everything you've learned so far into a work of art.

9:29

Lesson 7. Large Quilt Construction

  • In the final lesson, you'll finish your large quilt with Monique's professional tips along the way. Monique wraps up the class with even more design ideas, sharing quilts and construction ideas that you can try at home on any project of your choosing.

"Today I reviewed and downloaded the class Flying Fat Quarters. It is perfect for anyone just starting to sew and a great review for the novice quilter. I would recommend this to anyone that is intimidated by working with flying geese (...) instructions are very well written as well! Thanks Monique."
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