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Thread: Bloc Loc Rulers

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    Red face Bloc Loc Rulers

    Has anyone ever used a Bloc Loc Ruler? I saw it on YouTube and it looked very clever! I looked it up online and found that they aren't inexpensive. I am a big fan of products that work and save me time, but I don't like spending money on gadgets that aren't worth the moola. I would love to hear comments from quilters who have tried/bought the Bloc Loc.

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    Will be waiting for an answer too.

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    For squaring up half square triangle blocks, you can't beat Eleanor Burns Quilt in a Day "triangle square up ruler.' they are squares that come in 6 1/2 and 9 1/2 inch sizes. They will do increments up to the max size, so you get a lot of bang for your buck. After you sew the blocks, before you open them, you line up the correct size on your stitching line and trim the excess. Then open and press. I have both sizes and they are among my must-have tools.
    Stephanie in Mena

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    OH I love your doggie quilt avatar!!! so very cute!!

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    I have been demoing the Bloc Loc Rulers for almost a year at local shops and shows. They are nice if you do a lot of HST. The cost is quite high. For HST the 6 1/2" size is the most versatile. The flying geese rulers they have are all size specific and I don't feel are worth the money. I'd rather do the no-waste flying geese method. The new rectangle rulers come in a package of 2 and I feel are the most versatile. There is even a book that goes with the new set. They bad thing is the cost. The new rectangle set is $40. I don't remember the cost of the book that you can use with the rulers. All that being said, it depends on the number of HST you make. The quilt Cinnamon Lodge by the creators of Bloc Loc is really cool but you can do it without their rulers. I do own the 6 1/2" square and I believe I have a smaller one, and although I do like the rulers, I don't make enough HST to warrant buying more and the cost is too high for my liking. I do own the new rectangle set and I feel I will get more use out of these, but I still feel the price is too high, but at least I can make more with the rectangle set (I also have the book too). I hope that helps.

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    I have a set of Bloc Loc rulers and love them. The ruler will lay flat on the half square triangle so you get a very accurate when trimming to size. When using a rotating mat, trimmimg to size is much less work.

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    Thanks! I love my wiener dogs!!

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    I use Bloc_Loc all the time. They are the best square up rulers I have used in twenty years. I buy mine at a local quilt shop. Fabric Crafts.
    Last edited by at the farm; 07-23-2012 at 04:02 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan View Post
    OH I love your doggie quilt avatar!!! so very cute!!
    Me too! It is precious!
    If a woman's work is never done....why start?

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    Bloc_Loc rulers = THE VERY BEST RULERS SINCE SLICED BREAD! Seriously......I just finished making blocks for a quilt...I had to make 504 HST. This ruler made it so easy to cut them accurately. Every block came out perfect. In my opinion....these rulers rock and are worth every penny.

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