Cool Tool Giveaway

Kari Carr of New Leaf Stitches is a QM 100 Blocks designer. In Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 5, Kari designed Block #424, Blooming Bias Baskets.

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Blooming Bias Baskets by Kari Carr of New Leaf Stitches

Not long ago, Kari sent me a product to try. It’s her Clearly Perfect Angles tool (also known as CPA) and I love it!

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Clearly Perfect Angles is a clear piece of specially marked vinyl that sticks to the bed of a sewing machine/acrylic sewing table with static cling. There is nothing sticky—no adhesive or residue.

This cool tool eliminates the need to ever mark a line when sewing a 45º angle. What a time saver! Clearly Perfect Angles works with three different 45º angle techniques.

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• Sewing diagonally from corner to corner across a square (above) OR

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• Sewing 1/4″ from both sides of an (imaginary) diagonal line across a square (above) OR
• Sewing diagonally from corner to corner across a square that is larger than the Clearly Perfect Angles vinyl

Kari calls herself a recycled home ec teacher, and it’s clear she’s a teacher at heart. She has several helpful ways you can see how the CPA works.

Download a CPA tutorial pdf with techniques for beginners and pros alike

• Watch one of Kari’s videos:
Overview Alignment Techniques

Clearly Perfect Angles retails for $10 and you may find it at your local quilt shop. There are also specials on her website: Buy two CPAs for $18 or three for $24. You could get one for each of your machines or go together with some quilty friends to save a little.

This is a great tool and and great time saver. And now to the giveaway! I have one brand new Clearly Perfect Angles to give to a lucky Quilty Pleasures reader. Leave a comment here by midnight Friday, June 22 and we’ll pick a random winner. This giveaway is open to all readers no matter where they live!

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You might also enjoy Kari’s book Just Around the Corner: Quilts with Easy Mitered Borders, published by Martingale.

About Diane Harris

I'm an editor for Quiltmaker magazine in Golden, Colorado, USA. For six years, I wrote pattern instructions, product reviews and how-to articles. Then I spent four years as QM's Interactive Editor, working to generate much of our online content. Now I'm back to patterns and how-tos, which is a great fit for me. I still love writing about quilt-related topics for Quilty Pleasures, and I always have my finger on the pulse of the quilting world. I teach a variety of quilt classes and give guild programs, too. Reach me by email:
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138 Responses to Cool Tool Giveaway

  1. Edna Johnson says:

    any time you don’t have to pin you can definitely save a lot of time and accuracy always pays off with the finished quilt looks like a much needed notion to me thanks for developing a very useful tool

  2. Bridget Snitchler says:

    I need this!

  3. Doris Camp says:

    Clearly Perfect Angles would surely be great to win.I need all the help I can get sewing streight lines. Thanks

  4. Denise Wallace says:

    Love new tools and gadgets!

  5. Andrea' says:

    This would be an awesome tool, especially because I hate to make angle pieces and this would be the solution to my problem.

  6. Paige Wittine says:

    Wow this looks like a great tool! I would love to win it!

  7. DONNA L. ENDRESEN says:

    I can see where this would be a great tool to have and use. I love Triangles, Half-Sq. Triangles, geometrics, etc. SO, Yes, I would Love to win this tool!

  8. Ruthie Kay Coppersmith says:

    would love to have this tool !

  9. Marty Askins says:

    This would be a great tool to win. Thank you for having a great giveaway.

  10. Esther says:

    Wow! I would love this! Thanks for the chance. This would be great!

  11. Connie says:

    What a great idea – would be handy for a project I’m working on now! Thanks!


    What a cool tool. I would use this all the time because my favorite square is the half square triangle. With this making them would be soo much faster. Please let me be the winner.

  13. Sandy A in St. Louis says:

    I’ve been wanting to try something like this for a while now. Thanks for the chance to win one!

  14. E. Engman says:

    Simple, but effective–very clever idea!

  15. Janice S says:

    Looks like a handy tool. Thanks for the chance to win.

  16. Sandra says:

    I just discovered Quiltmaker magazine, saw it at a friend’s house and went home and ordered a subscription. I didn’t know there would be all this extra info online. Thank you for a great review. This is a tool I would use often!

  17. Linda says:

    Who doesn’t love notions! Thanks for the giveaway and the review

  18. Donna Albright says:

    This could save sooooooo much time! I hate how long it takes to mark a bunch of squares……and if ya don’t do it, the hst’s come out wonky! I’m positive that this tool is one of the best inventions. If I don’t win it, I’ll be in line to buy one, that is for sure!!

  19. Martina says:

    Would be awesome to win this. Thanks so much!

  20. Vicki says:

    Now that is just GREAT!! I would love to win it….Thank you for the chance to win it!

  21. wordygirl says:

    Oh, I am always looking for ways to be more accurate. This would be outstanding. Thank you!

  22. Rachelle says:

    Looks like a fantastic tool!

  23. Pauline says:

    What a great tool! I would so love to win it. Thank you for the copportunity to enter.

  24. Jennie P. says:

    Awesome tool! I totally need one of these :)

  25. ritainalaska says:

    all right! i love using new gadgets and this is one gadget that would be really useful! thanx for the opportunity to wn it.

  26. Cathryn H. says:

    Now I know what I’m going to need to buy to work on a project with my girlfriend and my cousin this summer. What a great idea! I wouldn’t have to do all those crazy lines. I can see I’ll be spending some money now.

  27. Angela Brady says:

    Once again, necessity is the mother of invention. Great idea. I’d love to try this and will share with my sewing friends.

  28. Sharon Meyer says:

    Way cool a new tool. This would save me lots of time and i like that. Would love to win it, thanks for the chance to win . Happy quilting

  29. A.J. Dub says:

    This does look like a cool tool! Thanks for the giveaway!

  30. Dell says:

    This tool looks like a fabulous time saver.

  31. SusanB says:

    I usually cut the triangles before sewing because I don’t like taking time to draw lines for diagonal stitching. Clearly Perfect Angles could make piece half square triangles much easier.

  32. Dodie Glynn says:

    Aren’t we quilters always amazed at any new tool that can help us out…would love to win this one!!!!

  33. Karen Propes says:

    I would so love to win this Perfect Angles tool. I have MS and it’s so hard to use the other rulers, I always slip or don’t cut quite right. I would love to have a chance to win. Thanks for the FABULOUS Giveaway.

  34. lindawwww says:

    Clearly Perfect Angles – I love the name! And what a great tool! Thanks for the opportunity to win this giveaway.

  35. Joyce Carter says:

    I have trouble sewing half-square triangles so this tool would be great to have. Thanks for the chance to win it.

  36. Nancy says:

    what a great tool to have to save time.

  37. robin says:

    I’d love to try this tool – thanks for the chance to win one!

  38. Joanna says:

    I’d like to try the CPA tool. I have Kari’s book and it’s terrific.

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