X-Blocks Basix template to use with 2 1/2" strips. The Basix 5" rotary cutting template is perfect for those Jelly Rolls™ and BaliPops™ you've been collecting and can be used with your own 2 1/2" cut strips as well. The X-Block concept has been around for a while but the company has a new owner, a fresh new look and some great new patterns. With a rotary cutter, the Basix template, and patterns, quilters are set for a whole raft of fun quilts. .