The Wing Clipper tool is one of the Studio 180 Design fundamental tools that I talked about in my blog post, "What Studio 180 Design Tools Should I start with?." This tool was created to make traditional Flying Geese units.
The construction method of these units uses the Non-Waste Method, which uses one large and four small squares to make four flying geese at one time. With the Studio 180 Design method, we will make these units slightly oversized and trim them down with the Wing Clipper tool. As a result, your units will be made quickly and accurately every time, no matter if you are making a 1/2" x 1" to 5"x 10" finished flying geese unit.
So let's walk through the steps to making these fast units.
Step 1. You will need to determine the finished size of your units. Then you will refer to the cutting chart in your tool instructions, find your finished size in the chart, and follow the chart over to find the Large Square and Small Square sizes you need to cut. Remember you will need one large and 4 small squares per 4 flying geese units.