A few weeks ago, a bunch of my friends from Sew South met up for a weekend of sewing! There was lots of sewing, talking, eating, drinking, laughing and of course…the passing along of tips and ideas!! Chrissy brought a bloc loc ruler! It’s the greatest invention for trimming HST’s (half square triangles). Seriously. Greatest. Invention. Ever.
Here’s how it works…
You sew your HST. I use the method where you make two HST’s at once.
Cut them apart.
Press the seam.
And this is where the magic begins!! Place the bloc loc ruler on the HST. There’s a groove in the ruler for the 1/4″ seam. Trim.
Slide the ruler to the other edge and align the HST with the desired size of your HST.
Voila! It’s brilliant!! And makes trimming HST’s so much faster!
The ruler I got will trim sizes up to 6 1/2″. I’m going to be honest, if I’m making larger HST’s, I just trim off the flags, I don’t trim the edges:) But there is a larger bloc loc ruler available if you need it!
Chrissy and her mom have an awesome little online shop, Sew Lux where you can get the bloc loc! They have wonderful customer service and tons of other cool things that you’re going to want. Consider yourself warned;)