I’m sure you think that you can ‘only’ trim half square triangles (HST) with the Bloc Loc rulers.
We are always thinking and talking while sewing at the studio. This afternoon I came up with this one. (shhhh, I was working alone)
I trimmed a unit with the Block Loc ruler instead of my normal 4 1/2″ ruler. Hummm, this works pretty slick, this is a picture I took before trimming, and yes I trim all four sides.
The first comment I hear is that the Bloc Loc rulers are expensive. For me if it is a time saver then it is worth the money. The one thing I don’t have enough of is ‘time’.
Look back at the Flying Geese trimming a couple of days ago, it was titled ‘New Quilt’. I didn’t feel like I had trimmed Flying Geese – why you ask? Because, the ruler nests against the seam allowances and all I had to do was trim two sides, rotate the rotary cutting mat and trim the last two sides.
For ‘years’ I’ve lined up the diagonal line on my ruler and looked for the 1/4″ seam allowance at the ‘v’ before trimming. Turn the block, line up the ruler again and trim the last two sides. I’m used to doing it that way, but I was always double checking myself. I was amazed how easy it was to lock the ruler against the seam allowance and trim the Flying Geese.
On these units (that are part of a block in a new quilt) that needed to be trimmed to 3″ (finish 2 1/2″) I used the 3″ HST Bloc Loc ruler on my rotary cutting mat, yes I had to turn the ruler to nest the ruler against the other side, but gee it was easier.
I’m just saying. . .
You should probably do your own test drive.