Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Bloc Loc Ruler giveaway with Stash Addict Quilts

A few weeks ago the kind folks at Stash Addict Quilts asked if I’d like to try a Bloc Loc Half Square Triangle Ruler and share my experience with you. Umm . . . YES, thank you very much! I’ve wanted to try a Bloc Loc for quite some time. As luck would have it, I had a new project in the works made up of 3 1/2” half square triangles. What perfect timing!

Stash Addict Quilts shipped me the ruler, and I spent a very happy Saturday playing with my new toy. This is just a peek of some of the half square triangles I squared up using the Bloc Loc ruler.



If you are unfamiliar with these rulers, they have a special channel on the back side that allows the ruler to easily snug up against a pressed seam, which keeps the ruler from slipping while cutting. 



I used the Bloc Loc in conjunction with my Sue Daley Designs rotating cutting mat which I purchased from Stash Addict Quilts.  Together, these tools make squaring up your half square triangles a breeze! Just snug your Bloc Loc ruler up to the seam, trim two sides, continue holding the ruler in place, rotate the mat, and trim two more sides.




As an added bonus, I was able to use my 3 1/2” Bloc Loc to fussy cut several 3 1/2” squares for the same project!  (I will be sharing this sweet finished quilt in a couple of weeks on a blog hop with Riley Blake Designs!)



Wouldn’t you love to add a Bloc Loc to your collection of rulers?  Well thanks to the generous folks at Stash Addict Quilts, we are giving away one 3 1/2" Bloc Loc Half Square Triangle Square Up Ruler!

To enter, simply leave a comment below and be sure to include your email address. The giveaway is open worldwide! Comments are open through 5:00 pm (CST) on Monday, March 6, 2017. At that time, I will do a random drawing and announce the winner. *Only one comment per person/per email address.  Email me if you are having trouble leaving a comment and I will leave a comment on your behalf. (carriedawayquilting@gmail.com)

Please visit Stash Addict Quilts to see their terrific selection of fabrics, patterns and notions! Thanks so much for stopping by the blog. Good luck!


~Taunja


147 comments:

  1. Super cute fabric and I love trimming HST so they are exactly the right size.

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  2. I would love to try the Bloc Loc ruler. Rhonda Snider rdsnider@gmail.com

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  3. Would love this! Quiltyobsession@yahoo.com

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  4. I'd love to add this ruler to my collection!

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  5. Oooh, I'd love to try a Bloc-Loc ruler!! And Stash Addict Quilts is great - I've added to my stash from their shop in the past. Gotta check them out again!!

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  6. Oh, my email is christy@mcjohnsons.com Thank you!!

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  7. I've been wanting to try one of these rulers. oliverson13@gmail.com

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  8. Thanks so much for the chance!
    kiddkeizer at shaw dot ca

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  9. I have heard so much about Bloc Loc rulers and would love to try one! They sound like the perfect solution to building a perfect block! duchick at gmail dot com

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  10. Thanks for the chance! Brokowski.adrian at gmail dot com

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  11. I have one big one,, but would love a smaller one for tiny blocks! These rulers really are lifesavers! Blocloc deserves daily fruit baskets. Appreciate the generous giveaway!
    Kitkabbit(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. I can't wait to see your new quilt !!!! 😍 Thank you for the opportunity to win one of these wonderful rulers!!!!! 😃 traceyheinle (at) gmail (dot) com

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  13. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  14. I've been meaning to order a bloc-loc ruler and now that I have seen this, I also need the baby chick print. ;o) It does not end does it?

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  15. So nice to share! Thanks for the great post too! Amyjojo12 at Gmail

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  16. I have been wanting to try these rulers also!!Thanks
    garvey56@gmail.com

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  17. I have been wanting to try a BlocLoc ruler since I make tons of hsts. It is a great concept! I'm so anxious to see what this project is you are working on! Thanks Taunja and Stash Addicts quilts!

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  18. I am in the middle of making a Swoon quilt and have been wondering if a bloc loc ruler would make it easier to square up the 3 1/2" hsts!!!! Thanks for a chance to win!!!!!

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  19. Bloc Loc Rulers rock!! Thanks for the giveaway! ssmullis (at) comcast (dot) com

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  20. Would love to win this ruler as I'm a newbie beginner quilter.

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  21. I am smitten with my Flying Geese Bloc Loc Ruler. Would love to have the HST version. Makes those blocks simple. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  22. I have always wanted to try a Bloc Loc Ruler. Nice giveaway! lindlori@isu.edu

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  23. I never knew about these rulers, so even if I don't win...I still win because now I know about them! Thanks for sharing! sascheidt@gmail.com

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  24. Wow, I could really use one of these in my life. Apurrenhage@gmail.com

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  25. I've been eyeing these Bloc Lock Rulers. It would be nice to have one. Thanks for the chance to win one! Gaylemiller61@gmail.com

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  26. Hi Thanks for sharing a neat Giveaway! Love this! Neat Shop too!
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  27. I've heard of these rulers, but never tried one! Sounds wonderful! Thank you for the giveaway chance!

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  28. I love every one of your projects and would love to win the ruler❤

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  29. You make it look so easy! Beautiful blocks!

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  30. I would love to own one of these rulers. Great invention!
    Connie @ cootiebug2@outlook.com

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  31. I have wanted to try one of these! Thesmittenchicken2 at gmail

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  32. I've always wanted to try this ruler. Most of my quilts have half square triangles in them and sometimes I struggle to make them just right using the rulers that I have. I haven't found a ruler that I really like yet but this one seems to be the best one. Thank you for the opportunity to own one of these. My email is: wlharte@gmail.com

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  33. I would love to try this! I have a baby quilt I'm planning made entirely of hst's. Thanks for the opportunity to win! Stacey
    staceypmcclellan@gmail.com

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  34. I'd love to win this ruler. Thank you for the great giveaway.

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  35. I would love one of these rulers,sometimes your pennies don't stretch far enough to purchase everything you want-thanks for the giveaway! Your new patterns are so pretty-I had to stretch my pennies for those! originalsbycin at gmail

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  36. Would love a bloc loc ruler kbunch6@yahoo.com

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  37. Wow love your HSTs! Colours are fab and very spring-like. Saw these rulers at a show - they are amazing. Would love to win one. I'm in the UK and my email address is nick.lynnbarton@tiscali.co.uk Best regards. Lynn

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  38. Wow, love the idea of making HST's easier to trim, but I never even thought that you could also use it for fussy cuts! Great idea. I would love to win one of these rulers! jbemister@live.com

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  39. This would help me so much with trimming!! I would love to win! @blogsdon95@Gmail.com

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  40. Your HSTs look perfect! I would love to win.

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  41. Cheryl SaundersonMarch 1, 2017 at 2:09 PM

    What a fantastic idea! You can never have enough rulers!! I know I can't. Pretty blocks too.

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  42. Taunja, this ruler looks really handy.
    Thank you so much for the offer, and your fabrics are delightful

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  43. I would love to give this ruler a try!!!
    Thanks and God Bless!
    J_dobler@msn.com

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  44. I would love to give this ruler a try!!!
    Thanks and God Bless!
    J_dobler@msn.com

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  45. Amazing ruler and beautiful fabric....asnichols01@gmail.com

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  46. I have the same rotating cutting mat and I have been wanting a Bloc Loc ruler. Thank you for a chance to win one! ldladner at bellsouth dot net.

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  47. I didn't even know these existed! Great idea! jasoncheree@gmail.com

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  48. Love your HSTs! Thanks for the chance to win this ruler!
    csmardis@sbcglobal.net

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  49. This would be great to win! Thx! Amandalee2283@gmail.com

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  50. Great ruler. theeclecticabuela@gmail.com

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  51. I would love to try out this ruler. Thanks for the chance to win. Whillockjk@gmail.com

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  52. This would be awesome, thank you for the chance to win. Have a great day! dawnm1993(at)gmail(dot)com

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  53. What a clever and simple invention, I would love to try one out. Thank you for the introduction and for a chance to win. mrs_cesmith@yahoo.com

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  54. Oh yes please, anything that makes it easier to trim those blocks would be wondeful. Many thanks for the chance to win.

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  55. Sounds like a great ruler. a(dot)haun(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  56. Thanks for the chance to win!

    teachmusic@bellsouth.net

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  57. Half square triangles are one of my favorites! I've had my eye on these for awhile :)
    chrissherman1669@gmail.com

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  58. Great ruler, I have the 6inch one and love it
    Thanks for your great newsy emails
    happy days
    G

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  59. Love the red fabric with the little chicks! Adorable!

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  60. Oh very nice! I've always wanted to try this ruler out. If I every make another "Hunter's Star quilt", I might just need one of these! �� ❤
    srj8605@yahoo.com

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  61. I keep hearing about this ruler and I would love to win one. Crossing my fingers.

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  62. Added for Cathy:
    Please add my comment for the contest...What a great ruler, would put the ruler to good use, always squaring up blocks!!!
    Cathy
    karanda99 at AOL dot com

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  63. I would love to win this ruler!!! I've been watching them and wondering how much they helped. Your very sweet for the giveaway and thanks for the chance to win!!
    Clark.0428@hotmail.com

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  64. My secret goal is to own all Bloc Loc rulers!!

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  65. I've seen the Bloc Loc demonstrated at our quilt retreat. To win one would be very helpful to the HST projects I love to make. Thank you for the chance in the giveaway. clara-chandler@att.net

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  66. How great would this be? I read about these and would love to try it! Thanks for the chance! onlydiamonds@hotmail.co

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  67. Would love to try this!! Thanks for the chance to win! elkerwidow@yahoo.com

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  68. Thanks for opportunity to win. Love your patterns.

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  69. I've heard great things about these rulers so would love to win one.

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  70. I would love to win this ruler! Thanks for the chance,

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  71. I've been wanting to try one of these rulers for a while now! I love HSTs but hate trimming them with my regular ruler.

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  72. I would love to try the Block Loc ruler that I have been hearing so much about. Love that cute fabric and can't wait to see the finished product! tstanley1104@gmail.com

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  73. Boy, would I love to have this ruler! What a great idea for precision cuts!
    twovisual@aol.com

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  74. I've seen these rulers on a lot of quilting blogs and have wondered if I should try one. I love quilts with half square triangle, but have trouble with accuracy. I would love to try one. Thanks for offering the giveaway. katie quilts @ gmail.com

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  75. I would love to try one out. Thanks Bloc Loc!

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  76. I would love to have one of these Bloc Loc Rulers! I've heard so many good things about them. Thanks.

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  77. You always make the cutest things! I'd love to give one of these a try!

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  78. As a new quilter I need this ruler. Thanks for the opportunity.
    harwil47358@yahoo.com.com

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  79. Beautiful fabric pairings! Glad to hear that the Bloc Loc ruler was so useful.

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  80. I've been hearing a lot of good things about these rulers. I would love to try one.

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  81. I have never seen or heard of this ruler before...but I think I would love to have one! Not only that, but I can't wait to see the end result of this project, I love what I see so far :-). pambossman54@gmail.com

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  82. This looks great! Especially since I am new to quilting.
    azzuri9@aol.com

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  83. Looks like a great tool!craftdee5@yahoo.com

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  84. Would love to have a Bloc-loc Ruler!!! Thank you for the chance to win your Give-a-way! :)

    Love your blocks..the fabrics are soooo pretty!
    bearpaws9(at)copper(dot)net

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  85. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  86. Cute fabric !! I hear the rulers are GREAT !! I would really like one. Thank you the opportunity.

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  87. What great idea this ruler is! Thanks for opportunity.

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  88. Would love to try these rulers. Love your choice of fabrics.

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  89. I would love to win!!! sueellenhafen@yahoo.com

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  90. Thank you for the chance to win this. Love the fussy cut rose fabric too. I want to buy some new! debdunkerton@blueyonder.co.uk

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  92. Thanks for this great giveaway. Bloc Locs are on my wish list. I am currently "borrowing" my sisters.

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  93. I would love to win this nifty tool, a great addition to my quilting sewing. The half square triangle seems to be everywhere these days, and is lovely in the quilt patterns. Thanks for your inspiration and blogs.
    Parkssueellen@gmail.com

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  94. This is something I would definitely like to try-great ideas-great template/ruler! Thank you, Susan

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  95. Added for Colleen:
    I'd love to have ! Colleens180 at gmail dot com

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  96. Added for Daisy:
    Yes! I'd love one! They look like a great tool to have."

    Thanks!
    Daisy

    adaisygarden at gmail dot com

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  97. Thank you for showing us how useful this little tool is. And I always love seeing what projects you are working on : ) Thank you for this giveaway!
    tmmhopkins518@gmail.com

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  98. Lovely blocks and it looks like a handy ruler! So I'll try my luck, lol!
    sammartina@bluewin.ch

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  99. Oh, yes, I would love to win a new ruler! Love all your patterns, especially the Window Garden.

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  100. Those rulers look AWESOME!!! I've always wanted to get one. I can't wait to see your new project. Your patterns are so pretty!
    Thank you for the chance to win one.

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  101. I have been thinking about trying one of these out for a while. Thanks for your post - looks like a great little tool to have in my collection!
    tiffanyedmonds@hotmail.com

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  102. Ooh! I need this ruler! Crossing my fingers!
    Loudog 91301 at aol dot com

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  103. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Patti-kountrypatathotmaildotcom

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  104. Would love to try this product, thanks for the chance to win

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  105. I haven't been quilting too long and would love to add this to my tools.
    It's also my birthday this month. What a great way to celebrate.

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  106. Nothing like a squared up block to make the perfect quilt. This ruler would be great! Thanks for the opportunity to win one!
    carolannteacup@yahoo.com

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  107. What a cool ruler. Great fabrics also. Good luck in the giveaway everyone! angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

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  108. I already have this ruler and the Bloc Loc strip ruler too. So don't enter me in the giveaway but I agree these are great!

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  109. I would love to try a bloc loc ruler! lisawalsh at frontiernet dot net

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  110. LOVE your super cute chicks and cherries fabric! Thanks for the giveaway. Everyone says these Bloc Loc rulers are great. I would like to win one and find out for myself. ;)

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  111. Loved this blog post Tanya! And oh how I need one of these... :-) Thanks for the great giveaway and the opportunity to win! redfeedsack@gmail.com

    - Dori @redfeedsack -

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  112. I've never used a Bloc Loc ruler. Would love to win this giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  113. I have used the smaller Bloc Locs and love them!

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  114. i'd love to have more accurate HST blocks. I'll be looking out for this cool tool.

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  115. I would love to win this ruler. I wonder if their regular rulers are worth the investment? Jmikebalou (at) aol (dot) com

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  116. d love to have more accurate HST blocks, patricia0618@gmail.com

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  117. Pick me! Pretty please !!! : ) Would love to add a smaller Bloc Loc to my collection. I have a larger one but I'm thinking a smaller one would maneuver a little easier on smaller blocks.
    Hope you are enjoying a little sunshine today : )
    Anna
    a4nelle@yahoo.com

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  118. I would love to win this ruler! Have been wanting to try one. Love your fabrics. ckrutjo@gmail.com

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  119. Love the fabric you are using. Would love to try this ruler. jjs-wife@hotmail.com

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  120. That darn ruler I currently use just loves to slip. Looks like this is a great solution. I hope I hear, "Winner, winner chicken dinner!" ckcsew@aol.com

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  121. A great idea for a ruler! And I always love your fabric picks :-)

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  122. I would love, love, love one of these. Sliding rulers are my biggest pet peeve!

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  123. Oh, I would love one! Didn't even know I needed one until I saw this review!!!
    sayitaintsew10@gmail.com

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  124. I would love to win. Cute fabric pbutts1789@gmail.com

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  125. I love the versatility of this notion ~ great for squaring up the HST and fussy cutting too.

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  126. I've looked at those for quite a while and always wondered if they'd be worth the investment! I'd love a chance to find out.

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  127. I would love to try one of these rulers. thanks for sharing

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  128. I have heard of the BlocLoc rulers, but haven't tried them. These look perfect to make those little half square triangles.

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  129. I've tried one of these and love them; I just need to get one for myself! I keep trying to convince myself that it is worth it to do so.........

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  131. I've been eyeing these for some time, but resisted because I have such a lot of rulers already. They look like they'd made a tedious task much easier though. Rabbitcreekquilter at hotmail dot com

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  132. I would love to have this ruler as I have a "slip-age" problem with my old worn hands. It hurts to put pressure on rulers and they slip when I am cutting fabric. But I still keep cutting and quilting, just slower.

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  133. Wow, one of these "cool tools" would be so helpful in making my 1/2 sq. triangles! They are something I seem to make constantly........Thanks so much for the chance.
    nettiecrain@live.com

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  134. Have heard of Bloc Loc rulers & learned lots from the tutorial, many thanks for that. These would definitely make neat half square triangles much easier.

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  135. I have never heard of these but I'd love one. It makes squaring triangles look so much easier. I might use triangle blocks more often. Classiladi1999@att.net. Thanks for the tutorial.. Robin

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  136. I have just found out about these rulers on a quilting cruise, and would love to have a set, they look like a wonderful tool to have in your sewing room. jmsham3@aol.com. Thank for the drawing. Kelly

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  137. for Christine Binek
    Hi Taunja,
    Thank you for such an informative blog site. I would like to enter the lock block give away. Thank you and keep up the good work for all of us quilters

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  138. for Nana Darlene:
    Love Love Love this ruler...

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  139. I have been dying to get my hands on one of these! I hear so many great things about them and you e just sealed the deal!! Thanks so much for the chance at winning one!

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  140. Looks like it would work great to get perfect half aware triangles. Thanks for doing a giveaway!

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  141. OOOO I have been eying those bloc loc rulers for some time!!! mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

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