How to Square Up Quilt Blocks the EASY and ACCURATE Way

We’ve all had steam coming out of our ears, spending an eternity trying to center quilt blocks using traditional measuring methods, while attempting to solve seemingly complex math equations. We finally measure everything out, make the cuts, just to find out our block isn’t centered correctly! We are beside ourselves, filled with quilting anger, or as we like to call it, “quanger.” Maybe we forgot to account for seam allowances or used thick appliqué that made it hard to fold and find the center. Whatever the case may be, say goodbye to math, measuring, and redoing those beautiful blocks you spent your whole day trying to perfect. Kimberbell Orange Pop Rulers help you VISUALLY CENTER your designs before making that big cut.

Just follow this simple, 3-step process:



Place It

– The open frame allows the rulers to lay flat and nest together for easy centering. We’ve taken out all the math!

– Visually centering is easy with the clearly marked ¼” gridlines and center markings.

– Nesting the rulers offers an expanded surface area to place your hand while cutting.


Cut It

– Extended channels allow you to cut all the way through the corner so your block has perfectly squared corners. We recommend using a 45mm rotary cutter or smaller as well as a rotating mat.


Piece It

– The square and rectangle rulers come in standard quilt block sizes to enable you to finish not only your Kimberbell projects, but all your quilting crafts! The versatility of these rulers will make them your new favorite tool.

Square (4 rulers): 4 ½”, 6 ½”, and 8 ½” (Blocks finish at 4, 6, and 8”) – Bonus Ruler: Half Square Triangle Ruler in 2 sizes: 2 ½” and 4 ½”

Rectangle (6 rulers): 4 ½ x 6 ½”, 6 ½ x 8 ½” and 8 ½ x 10 ½” (Blocks finish at 4×6, 6×8, and 8×10”) – Bonus Rulers: Flying Geese Ruler in 2 sizes, Tumbler Block template, & standard 3 ½” ruler with ¼” guide

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Now that all the details are cleared out of the way, what kind of projects can you make with the Orange Pop? How about T-shirt quilts, denim quilts, hand-embroidery/appliqué machine embroidery projects, sewing projects, fussy-cuts, even “children drawing on your fabric” kind of projects? The possibilities are endless! “Pop” open a pack of Orange Pop Rulers today and say sayonara to all your block measuring headaches.

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See the Orange Pop Rulers in action by watching the video demo below:

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  1. Jeanne May 1, 2018 at 9:38 pm - Reply

    These will make fussy cutting so much easier. Like that you added the tumbler

  2. Teri Alvarez May 3, 2018 at 5:08 am - Reply

    I just bought mine and can’t wait to use. Thanks for the how-to video. It really helps.

  3. Jennifer O’Brien-Traficante August 27, 2018 at 12:22 am - Reply

    These Pop rulers are amazing!! They have made life so much easier with my appliqué and embroidery quilt blocks!! I do have a question, is there a plan to come out with some kind of case/holder for them? Just wondering as it would made it easier for transport! Thank you!!

    • Taylor Forbush August 27, 2018 at 2:45 pm - Reply

      Hi Jennifer, so happy to hear the rulers are working great for you! We love them too. As of right now, there is not a plan for a case for the rulers but we will happily pass the idea on to our product development team. Great idea! Thanks for your support of Kimberbell Designs!

  4. […] Normally I am not one to buy every magical ruler on the market, but for every rule there is an exception. Recently during my area’s Shop Hop, I bought a set of the orange pop rulers by KimberBell. […]

    • Abby Nelson September 17, 2018 at 4:56 pm - Reply

      We love hearing how much you are enjoying the orange pop rulers!

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  6. Nancy E Tornquist November 15, 2019 at 1:30 am - Reply

    I made a case for my Orange Pop Rulers from a 2-day event kit case. I cut the bottom off and pieced together squares of fabric to extend the bottom of the bag to accommodate the the size of both rulers. It works great! The tough part was turning the vinyl inside out!

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