How to use the Bloc-Loc ruler by Jean Boyd July 28, 2015 written by Jean Boyd July 28, 2015 992 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 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! Print this page or save as a PDF flying geesehalf square trianglestable runnertable topperwall quilt FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinRedditWhatsappTelegramEmail Jean Boyd Jean has been designing and publishing patterns since 1997. For the past several 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. previous post A super accurate way to make Flying Geese quilt blocks next post 50 ways to keep a quilter happy while on vacation 30, 29, 28, 27 YOU MAY ALSO LIKE... Stitch regulation on the PFAFF powerquilter 1600 Don’t miss it! Courtepointe Québec celebrates its quilting... Finishing a quilt block to size: Here’s what... Half filled bobbins and spools: what are they... Twin needles: the smart way to store them The hardest part about making a memory quilt:... How sock hangers ‘work’ in your quilting space Don’t throw away those leftover fabric binding strips The best way to organize your sewing machine... 1 comment Chris September 14, 2015 - 4:20 am 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. Reply Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.