I was introduced to these rulers at the Small Town Quilt Show in a class by Melissa Corry of Happy Quilting. Recently I taught a class on half square triangles at Quilt Therapy Day and how important it is to square them up. I know it's a pain, tedious, time consuming, etc., etc., but your projects turn out so much more accurate if your blocks are squared up -- right???? (I am just going to pretend that you are reading this, nodding your head and agreeing with me) Well -- the new Bloc Loc Ruler makes this task fun, quick, easy, accurate and I could go on and on, but I will wait to show you at the demonstration and you can try it for yourself!
This is a picture of one of the many sizes of half square triangle rulers Bloc Loc puts out. The ruler locks on to that diagonal seam and makes it so simple to square up. Your ruler won't rock and slip .... and oh I just want to jump through the computer with the fabric and ruler in hand and just show you in person. Come out and try one of these, they really will change your life and the way you view half square triangles forever.
Bloc Loc also puts out other rulers, for instance have you tried making half rectangles? I haven't tried them, but these will also be making a personal appearance at the Open House with me and we can play with them together! Doesn't this quilt look so cool and look at how accurate those points are!
This is a fun pinwheel quilt I found online which uses their half rectangle ruler. A very fun and different twist.
And they also have a kite in a square ruler. This quilt is AMAZING and uses the Bloc Loc ruler. Woo hoo! I might even feel like I could attempt this project.
|Kite in a square I found this picture online|
|Flying Geese and Half Square Triangles |
Bloc Loc makes both rulers
Come out and learn more about Bloc Loc. I will have rulers and a limited number of their patterns available. You can try these for yourself, no purchase required (that's my disclaimer because I know you'll want one or more ...)
This demonstration will be Saturday morning at 11:00 ... so just to recap ... here's the information.
Tiny Seamstress trunk show - 10:00 a.m.
Bloc Loc ruler demo - 11:00 a.m.
Quick Curve ruler demo and small trunk show - 1:00 p.m.
Missouri Star tutorials - 3:00 p.m. (I will be demonstrating a quick and easy way to do a table runner or quilt)
There will be small demos throughout the day for other items. Projects or blocks are made up for your viewing pleasure using Five and Dime, Spare Change, Lemoyne Star, and Missouri Star demos.
In addition, Antique Recreation will be there with some fantastic items. How about some random give aways throughout the day, new fabric, clearance items, refreshments, fun, friends, laughter ....
What else can I do to get you out? Oh yes, there will be one fantastic drawing at the end of the Open House. You can get a ticket for the drawing for this by 1) bringing a copy of a flyer from one of the stores in Shelley, Rexburg, Rigby or Idaho Falls; 2) bringing the ad from the Jefferson Star; 3) sharing this post on facebook with your friends; or 4) any purchase of $30.00 or more at the Open House will get you additional tickets (i.e. $30.00 1 ticket, $60.00 2 tickets, $90.00 3 tickets .... and so forth). A photo of the grand prize will be posted soon ... so check back.
That's about it for today ... off to finish quilting, organize, pack ... and try not to forget anything!