I’m not terribly big on specialty rulers, but I do have a few. Mainly, I find that I purchase a ruler, use it once (maybe) and then have to find a place to store it for all eternity.
I am guilty of that with my WingClipper from Studio 180.
I had it for over a year and never even took it out of its original packaging.
Then, a couple of months ago, I did some layout/design work for a good friend who is a Studio 180 Certified Instructor. In return, I asked her to show me how to use the tool efficiently.
I am planning to begin work later this summer on a project I downloaded from 3 Sisters.
UPDATE: A friend found the link for the free pdf. Here you go! (Thanks Tomi!)
It looks like a pretty good challenge, and I will be using Laundry Basket Quilts’ Blue Barn Collection (shown below.) It’s getting to be a couple of seasons old so the fabric is no longer readily available everywhere. Luckily, I think I have plenty. But I guess I’ll find out.
As you can see, I’ll be doing plenty of “flying geese”. The medallions are gorgeous and truly intimidating to me, but the flying geese? I can tackle those…especially now that I have made friends with my WingClipper.
The reason your piecing stays so accurate is that you create everything slightly oversized and then trim down. You are provided info for multiple sizes. It’s really a great way to approach any pattern that has flying geese.
Give it a try, and let me know what you think. I will be embarking on my adventure within the next few weeks.
Til then, may your goose be hanging high.