Using a Bloc-Loc Ruler

Posted on February 8, 2020 by prairiemoonquilts in Garden Path Sampler

I meant to post this earlier in the running of the Garden Path Samplers Block-of-the-Month, but time has gotten away from me. If you’re participating in this BOM, you’ve probably already trimmed lots of triangle squares, but I want to refer you to this video just the same.

To get perfectly sized HST (half-square triangle) units, you can use a ruler called a Bloc-Loc Ruler. They come in various sizes (and also various shapes), but for the Garden Path Samplers, I recommend the 4 1/2″ Half-Square Triangle ruler.

In the Garden Path Samplers pattern booklet, I give instructions for cutting your pieces large enough that you can use the Bloc-Loc Ruler to trim them.

The best video I’ve found on using a Bloc-Loc Ruler is this one, by the Bloc-Loc folks themselves:

Bloc Loc Half Square Triangle Ruler How To Video

It’s a very useful tool to have, and you can use it any time you make Half-Square Triangles, and at the end of the video, she even gives you a bonus tip on using it to trim Hourglass units. So the square one can serve a double purpose!

In the video, she’s trimming left-handed, so if you’re right-handed, it will look more like this:

I recently bought a Pineapple Bloc-Loc ruler, and I’m anxious to try it out. Someday I’ll let you know how that goes!

5 responses to “Using a Bloc-Loc Ruler”

  1. Becky Cogan says:

    Love the Bloc Loc flying geese rulers also

  2. Judy S. says:

    I love mine! Now I want them all.

  3. Great suggestion for a need to add to my supplies list!Thank you šŸ˜„

  4. Shirley Guier says:

    I don’t want to make hst without my block loc!

  5. Ginabeth says:

    I love bloc-loc!

    I also love you Sampler Quilt. Please make the pattern for sale. Would have to make twice as I love both settingsā£ļø

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