Flying Geese quilt-block tutorial with designer Pam Buda (video + giveaway!)

From Vintage PatchworkOkay, let’s have some serious quilt talk today.

Let’s talk fudging.

Have you ever had to fudge your patchwork units? S-t-r-e-t-c-h-ing them or easing them to fit together?

If you’re familiar with fudging, raise your hand. 🙋🙋🙋 Well, fudge no more! Vintage Patchwork author Pam Buda knows that just a few minor adjustments in your piecing will result in more accurately sized units. Which makes more accurately sized blocks. And more accurately sized quilts!

Pam recently shared her “Four Principles for Perfect Connector Corners” with us via video, and her technique works for any stitch-and-flip unit or block. (Spoiler alert: the tip is all about that flip!)

Take a look at Pam’s method, demonstrated in this Flying Geese quilt-block tutorial:


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Leave it to Pam to bring better precision within reach. Did Pam’s Flying Geese quilt-block tutorial reveal a new strategy for you?

Pam uses lots of Flying Geese and half-square triangles in her little quilts from Vintage Patchwork. We think you’re going to love her pretty, pint-sized patchwork projects—all made from ONE bundle of 10″ squares!

North and South quilt
North and South

Little Women quilt
Little Women

Tess of the d’Urbervilles quilt
Tess of the d’Urbervilles

Ready to take a “little” break to play with petite patchwork? Well, our friends at Marcus Fabrics gave us TWO beautiful 10″ precut stacks from Pam’s Prairie Basics & Prairie Shirtings line to give away to two winners today!

Vintage PatchworkFor your chance to win Pam’s fabric plus a copy of Vintage Patchwork, tell us in the comments:

How much of a precise piecer are you?

  • I am very precise; I already follow Pam’s method.
  • Sometimes I get it just right and sometimes I fudge.
  • My precise piecing needs some practice!

We’ll choose two random winners one week from today and let you know by email if you win. Good luck! And if you’re ready to break out a stack of fabric and sew with Pam, order Vintage Patchwork on our website and we’ll ship it to you toot-sweet!

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Thanks to all who entered the drawing! The winners are Karen and Cindy.

Karen says, “I try very hard for precision. I also do a lot of unsewing to get there! This technique is great.”

Cindy says, “I try to be precise and am somewhat successful. When slightly off, I have fudged. I have noticed that more often than not, it’s my cutting that needs help. I am working on it though.”

We’ll email you about your prizes, ladies—congratulations!


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