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How to use the Bloc-Loc ruler

Yesterday I showed you how to make a Flying Geese block, and in the process, create 2 half-square triangles. Now I’ll show you how to use the Bloc-Loc ruler which makes squaring up the block which makes it easy, precise and fast.

Square-up the Flying Geese block so it measures 3½” x 6½”. I like to use the Bloc-Loc® Flying Geese ruler to do this. The grooves on the ruler fit right into the seams. Using a rotating cutting mat also helps when squaring up these blocks.

 

Trimming the Flying Geese block
Trimming the Flying Geese block

 

 

Trimming the Flying Geese Block
Trimming the Flying Geese Block

 

 

Trimmed Flying Geese Block
Trimmed Flying Geese Block

 

 

Square-up the half-square triangles so they measure 3″ x 3″. This is the size you get when making a 3½” x 6½” Flying Geese block using the method above. You’ll have a different size half-square triangle if you’re making different size Flying Geese blocks.

There’s also a Bloc-Loc ruler for squaring-up the half-square triangles. Again, the groove on the ruler fits right into the seam to create accurate squares. Of course, you can use your own favorite method for squaring-up these units if you wish.

Now you know how to use the Bloc-Loc ruler for squaring-up 2 different shapes. Join me tomorrow when we discover several ways to use the leftover half-square triangles! Stay tuned!

 

 

Jean has been designing and publishing patterns since 1997. For the past 10 years she has been designing patterns for new fabric collections by Northcott Fabrics. Her work has been published in several magazines in both Canada and the United States. Jean holds a Fiber Arts Certificate in quilting and has taught extensively throughout Canada, including six national Quilt Canada conferences. She was named "Canadian Teacher of the Year" in 2003 by the Canadian Quilters Association and has won numerous awards for her quilts.

1 Comment

  1. Chris

    I am crazy about Bloc Loc rulers. What other ones have you tried? I have the HST, the FG and the strip set. Tell me about any others you have.

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