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: editor@quiltmaker.com.
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