Block n Roll - Block to perfection, store with ease.
Let Block n Roll make your beautiful projects look even better. The generous surface area of Block n Roll can accommodate projects of many sizes for knitting, crochet, quilting, sewing, needlepoint, cross stitch, and/or scrapbooking. Projects may be pinned directly onto the surface of the mat. The 20mm X 20mm grid is very useful in lining up and keeping straight edges, hems and seams.
The surface is heat and water resistant. This allows for steam, wet blocking and pressing. For best results, let your project remain on the mat until it is dry. While Block n Roll is safe to use on most surfaces, it is advised to test a small area before proceeding with your project, especially if using pins. Block n Roll is not to be used as a cutting mat.
Before storing, make sure Block n Roll is completely dry. Starting at the end of the mat that has no fabric ties, begin rolling with the grid pattern on the outside, like a jellyroll. Once the mat is rolled, take one set of ties around the roll, each tie in an opposite direction and make an overhand knot to secure in place. Repeat with the ties at the other end of the mat. Store Block n Roll in a dry place. Due to its rolled up size, it should be easy to find a place to store Block n Roll so it will be readily available when you need it again.
New Dimensions: 38” W x 55" L opened flat. Rolled size: 38" L x 6" diameter.
Material Content: head and water resistant coated fabric laminated to fire retardant 8mm foam.
64 years ago I worked in the design studio of Bernhard Ulmann (remember Bear Brand and Fleischer yarns?). It was one of my tasks to block the work. We had a table--about card table size--with a padded cloth cover marked with squares and I have wished for something similar ever since. I discovered quickly that the Block N Roll exactly fit the space I have been using for blocking, the top of a single bed in the guest room! I found it easy to use and the task went very fast: still I had to stand up and lean over to use it, and very quickly my aged back was killing me. I will have to find a chair to sit on while using it! There is one thing I would strongly suggest that would greatly improve ease of use, and that would be numbers, or letters along the bottom and sides. This would make it a lot easier to find where to pin down the second piece and/or locate where to put pins on the other side of the first piece. I would also suggest that one should keep the plastic cover, sleeve with instructions and or the box for storage to keep the mat clean. I hope you find my comments helpful! Marguerite Wilson on 5th Jul 2013
This is great for blocking my knitting and also for use with my sewing. Love that you can iron on it as well.
Thanks Unknown on 26th Jun 2012