Rulers — can we quilters ever have enough of them? Naturally, we could all probably get along with a minimal number, but sometimes a ruler or set of rulers comes along that just makes life nicer and easier. The ones I'm talking about today are sort of comparable to Susan Cleveland's Groovin' Piping Trimming Tool, which I love and use frequently. Yes, you can trim piping with a flat ruler, but the groove in Susan's tool just makes it easier, faster, and much more precise.
Bloc-Loc rulers, about which I'd only recently heard from a member of my local group. Based upon her glowing review, I bought a small set; they are used for squaring up half-square triangles (HSTs). As it happens, I'm currently making a slew of HSTs for a project this month at that same local group, so I got out one of the rulers.
At the left, you can see (click on each photo for a larger view) a ragged square, ready for trimming. Note the dog ears and not-very-neat edges.
Back to my cutting!