mariedut wrote:I Draw the flying geese on freezer paper- then stacked 7 layers on top of each other and mark all the layers by sewing through them (with out thread in the needle. (Had to repeat this twice to mark enough) Three of these strips will give me 39 geese- so I kept 12 pieces and cut the other up in 2 X 5 and 2 X 3 geese.
Now I have 16 strips and I piece all of them, then press and then sew all 16 again. (Was glad when the short once were finished and I only have 12 left)
I do not sew through the paper when piecing but fold it out of the way and piece right next to it (use it as a guide) then I iron(press) the fabric onto the waxy side of the paper. In the end I will not have paper to tear off- it just lift away. I also do not have to fiddle to look through the paper for correct placement, and I trim the patches when necessary. (After I fold the paper out of the way- I can see if the seam allowance are over sized.)
Tis method is described in Judy Mathieson's book on Mariners compass
This sounds like a wonderful method. Although I already have most of my pieces cut for my flying geese, I'm going to try your suggestion.