When I was teaching a guild meeting in Manchester, Iowa one of the ladies recommended a Bloc-Loc ruler. I had vaguely heard of them but hadn’t actually seen a ruler or tried one out. I wrote to the company hoping they might let me try one…well they did and I am so glad they did.
The ruler is AWESOME!!
I took a few pictures as I was working so you could see what I am doing. I have been busy making these blocks that are giving me an extra bonus triangle that I can play with.
I have a growing stack of these and I’ve started to trim them as I go. I always press my seams to one side and you’ll need to do that to use the ruler.
The Bloc-Loc ruler is awesome…On the back side there is a little groove or ditch. That ditch catches on that pressed seam and “locks” the ruler in place.
Here I am trimming one of the blocks. You can see the “groove” through the ruler and can see that it is catching and holding on my diagonal seam.
With a quick rotation, I’m trimming the other side.
Bloc-Loc has put together a video so you can see and watch how it actually works.
I am so impressed with mine. The one I have is a little small. I think I am going to purchase the 6 1/2″ size too. I feel that it is probably the most versatile one for my use.
I can see that this will soon be a staple in many quilter’s tool box. If you try it, I bet like me, you’ll be wanting one in more than one size. If you want more information check out their website or their youtube channel. They have other videos that I am sure you might enjoy.