Wednesday, June 17, 2015

PRODUCT REVIEW: Quick and Easy Block Tool


Since we're going to be using this in our Block of the Week project, I thought maybe it'd be good to show you a bit about it!

Last year a friend of mine introduced me to this amazing tool, and I instantly knew I needed one myself and that we should stock them in the shop.  It makes projects like this so much easier!

Basically, it looks like a collection of bookmarks!  On both sides of each "bookmark" is a quilt block that has rotary cutting and piecing instructions for 5 different sizes for that block.  There are 102 of them!  Some blocks use 3", 6", 9", 12" & 15" sizes, and some use 4", 6", 8", 10", and 12" sizes, depending on the grid of each block.  Every pattern has 6" and 12" sizes, which makes it great for making sampler quilts!




At the front, there is a block index that lists every block in the collection alphabetically by name, and also gives it a number.

















There is a section at the back that has a number of helpful charts that are useful for quilters, such as the "Corner Alignment for Piecing Shapes" shown here.



This is what an individual pattern looks like:

It has the completed block, a piecing diagram, and then the cutting sizes for every piece in each block size.  It's color coded and very clear.

For each Block of the Week block, I'll be telling you the number and name of the block we'll be making.  I'll also be posting a picture of the finished block showing the color choices I used for my blocks.  In some cases I changed it up a bit!

If you don't have one of these, you'll need it for the Block of the Week project.
If you don't have one and aren't doing the BOW project, you still may want one!
I use mine a lot.

You can click the button below to go to our website and get one!

Happy Quilting!!

2 comments:

  1. I love my block tool! I bought it for the block of the week and it became my favorite quilting tool. Well, maybe it is tied with my rotary cutter in #1 place. You can find free patterns all over the internet, but what is amazing about this is that it shows cutting instructions for 5 sizes of each block!! It also has lots of reference cards for head-scratchers such as how large to make setting blocks and how much yardage you need to cut diferent-sized blocks. It is also very portable.

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    1. That's great to hear! I love mine, too. ☺

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