HSTs and Bloc-Loc rulers
Last week I read a post by Rita of Red Pepper Quilts about Bloc-Loc rulers, which she was using to square up flying geese blocks. When she mentioned that Bloc-Loc also makes half-square triangle (HST) rulers, I checked out reviews and the Bloc-Loc website. Despite my best efforts, I struggle to accurately trim HST blocks–I find it hard to maintain adequate pressure on the ruler while I cut. Too often the ruler shifts, and I am left with a wonky block. So based on Rita’s and others’ positive responses, I ordered a set of three HST rulers: 2 1/2″, 4 1/2″ and 6 1/2″. They arrived in just a couple of days.
There’s a groove milled into the underside of the ruler that, when placed atop a pieced HST unit, fits snugly against the center seam. No more slipping–genius. Paired with a revolving cutting mat, these rulers make trimming HST blocks a piece of cake. Thanks to Rita for sharing this tip!