Scrap busting ... just using up some of the leftover bits and pieces from my Kaleidoscope project.
Flying Geese are one of my favorite patchwork units but as I am overly fastidious about my patchwork piecing I have in past struggled with piecing these units accurately - or accurately enough for me to be happy with them.
|Bloc-Loc Flying Geese Rulers:|
1.5 inches x 3 inches
2 inches x 4 inches
3 inches x 6 inches
But struggle no more. I do love my gadgets, rulers and templates, and when I happened to stumble upon these Bloc-Loc Rulers specifically designed for squaring up flying geese units I knew I needed to try them out. The rulers come with cutting and sewing instructions for an easy piecing flying geese unit with slightly oversized measurements (to allow for trimming back). I am a keen trimmer and although it is time consuming I like the accuracy that is achieved by this extra step. For me it is worth the extra time.
The Flying Geese Bloc-Loc rulers are specifically trimming rulers and have a 1/4 inch channel or groove at the back which firmly hugs the 1/4 inch seam allowance of the pieced unit, allowing you to trim all around for a perfect Flying Geese unit; no measuring is required for placement of the ruler nor does the ruler shift/slide when cutting. Placement of the ruler is quick and accurate, every time.
I purchased my Bloc-Loc rulers directly from the Bloc-Loc website. My order arrived promptly and I was so pleased with my initial purchase that I have since ordered several different size Half Square Triangle Bloc-Loc trimming rulers; and those too will soon be put to good use.
Bloc-Loc Rulers available from The Fat Quarter Shop
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