Flying geese calculator

Flying Geese Calculator

This calculator helps you calculate the dimensions of squares needed to create 4-at-a-time Flying Geese quilt blocks.

To use it, input the desired finished width of the Flying Geese block in inches, then click “Calculate”.

The calculator will show the dimensions for the large square and the four small squares required for the construction of the block.

Remember that the finished size is the size of the block once sewn into your project, and you will need to trim the Flying Geese 0.5″ bigger when creating them.

Calculator and formula for flying geese square block dimensions calculation

What is flying geese in quilting?

The Flying Geese quilt block design is a popular and adaptable quilt block pattern that consists of a central triangle (the geese) and two smaller triangles on either side (the sky).

These blocks can be used alone, piled on top of each other to create the appearance of geese flying in the sky, or combined with other quilt blocks to create a variety of quilt designs.

There are several ways to make Flying Geese, including the no-waste approach, which creates four accurate geese from one large and four smaller squares of cloth.

How to calculate the dimensions of the squares needed for quilt flying geese?

Here is the formulas to find out the dimensions of squares needed for 4-at-a-time Flying Geese blocks:

  • Finished Height = Finished Width / 2
  • Large Square = Finished Width + 1.5
  • Small Squares = Finished Height + 0.75
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