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Kak
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Ireland
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Posted - 10/22/2012 :  3:39:58 PM  Show Profile Send Kak a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Sorry for bringing this up again but I've been away from the site for a while and missed the blocking Board dicussion so hope someone out there can helpme with following query
I was thinking of ordering the Blocking Tiles advertised on this site, anyone used them ??

Kak

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robinstephanie
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USA
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Posted - 10/25/2012 :  07:33:51 AM  Show Profile Send robinstephanie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Can you be more specific about which tiles you are talking about? I'd guess many of us don't know offhand which tiles are advertised here, and there may be more than one.

Robinsteph

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Kak
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Ireland
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Posted - 10/27/2012 :  1:15:03 PM  Show Profile Send Kak a Private Message  Reply with Quote
http://www.knittersreview.com/goto.asp?goto=kblock Hope you will be able to view it on this site, Thanks robinstephanie

Kak
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robinstephanie
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USA
1257 Posts

Posted - 10/28/2012 :  08:30:34 AM  Show Profile Send robinstephanie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks for posting the link. I haven't used these mats, although I remember reading Clara's review and being intrigued.

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Robinsteph

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anderknit
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USA
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Posted - 10/28/2012 :  09:59:10 AM  Show Profile Send anderknit a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I got mine from this company: http://www.softtiles.com/
Service was excellent and I'm very happy with them. Buy as many or as few as you think you need. I had cheaper ones from Toys 'R Us, and these are much better. The 5/8" thickness is good. I ordered a box of 25, and if anything, I'd order more.

"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, 'I will try again tomorrow.' "
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Kak
New Pal

Ireland
15 Posts

Posted - 10/28/2012 :  3:17:19 PM  Show Profile Send Kak a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks I think I'll go for them I'll wait for Knit & Stitch Show on in Dublin next weeksend it would save postage if some stand had them. Thanks for your help.


Kak
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robinstephanie
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USA
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Posted - 10/29/2012 :  06:29:30 AM  Show Profile Send robinstephanie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm intrigued by these too. I'd really like something new to block on--I've been doing it on my cardboard sewing board and it doesn't work very well. The board is always trying to accordion closed. Thank you, Anderknit and Kak.

Robinsteph

Different is good. ~Matthew Hoover
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azblueskies
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Posted - 10/29/2012 :  12:29:29 PM  Show Profile Send azblueskies a Private Message  Reply with Quote
These look very similar to the ones I picked up at Target on sale. They were in the sporting goods section - I think they were intended to be used under exercise equipment to protect floors but they work beautifully for blocking.

azblue
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Kak
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Ireland
15 Posts

Posted - 11/05/2012 :  04:25:05 AM  Show Profile Send Kak a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks for your help no Blocking Boardsat Knit & Stitch I've decided to go for the Nursary Tiles they will work out cheaper only thing is they will have no grid lines so i'll have to think of way around that

happy knitting

Kak
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NutmegOwl
Gabber Extraordinaire

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Posted - 11/05/2012 :  2:13:50 PM  Show Profile  Visit NutmegOwl's Homepage Send NutmegOwl a Private Message  Reply with Quote
For gridlines, go to a fabric store and find a piece of gingham fabric with 1" x 1" squares; get a couple yards of it cut. Lay it on the mat underneath what you are pinning down. Instant grid lines. ;)

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mjhknits
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6 Posts

Posted - 11/08/2012 :  08:25:47 AM  Show Profile Send mjhknits a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I use a cardboard folding board meant for cutting out fabric. I cover it with a large sheet of clear plastic that I got cut to the right size at a fabric store. The board doesn't try to fold up, the plastic keeps it from warping due to the wet yarn lying on it, and the gridlines are very useful. mjhknits
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ibcreative
Warming Up

USA
94 Posts

Posted - 11/08/2012 :  10:56:12 AM  Show Profile Send ibcreative a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by anderknit

I got mine from this company: http://www.softtiles.com/
Service was excellent and I'm very happy with them. Buy as many or as few as you think you need. I had cheaper ones from Toys 'R Us, and these are much better. The 5/8" thickness is good. I ordered a box of 25, and if anything, I'd order more.

"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, 'I will try again tomorrow.' "

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ibcreative
Warming Up

USA
94 Posts

Posted - 11/08/2012 :  11:02:00 AM  Show Profile Send ibcreative a Private Message  Reply with Quote
ooops - I forgot how to post. Question - which size tiles did you purchase - the 2x2 or 1x1? thanks

quote:
Originally posted by anderknit

I got mine from this company: http://www.softtiles.com/
Service was excellent and I'm very happy with them. Buy as many or as few as you think you need. I had cheaper ones from Toys 'R Us, and these are much better. The 5/8" thickness is good. I ordered a box of 25, and if anything, I'd order more.

"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, 'I will try again tomorrow.' "

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Daylily
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USA
33 Posts

Posted - 11/08/2012 :  5:03:09 PM  Show Profile Send Daylily a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I ordered my blocking tiles from Knit Picks I also bought the blocking wires too.

Daylily, another one tomorrow
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ibcreative
Warming Up

USA
94 Posts

Posted - 11/09/2012 :  09:05:55 AM  Show Profile Send ibcreative a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The Knit Pick ones look good and with free shipping it's the best price I've found. Is one set enough?
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anderknit
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USA
2604 Posts

Posted - 11/09/2012 :  5:16:08 PM  Show Profile Send anderknit a Private Message  Reply with Quote
1 x 1 seems to me easier to work with - that's what I got.

"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, 'I will try again tomorrow.' "
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gururamdas
New Pal

USA
6 Posts

Posted - 11/10/2012 :  1:39:37 PM  Show Profile Send gururamdas a Private Message  Reply with Quote
From a tip on Ravelry (I think) purchased a set of 6 anti-fatigue interlocking mats, ea 2x 2 feet.
$10 at Pep Boys.
Havent opened package yet cuz the cat loves declawing on my kitchen mats. So for now, they are stored in front of the wash machine in the garage. Feel great when doing laundry!
Susie in Phx
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ClimberKnits
Gabber Extraordinaire

USA
559 Posts

Posted - 11/11/2012 :  2:01:42 PM  Show Profile Send ClimberKnits a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Got a set at Lowes in the flooring department. Meant for use in kids' playrooms, I think. Then some blocking wires from KnitPicks. Everything goes neatly under the bed in the spare beadroom
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Kak
New Pal

Ireland
15 Posts

Posted - 11/15/2012 :  06:25:49 AM  Show Profile Send Kak a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks all you've been a great help

Kak
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