Another branch of New Leaf Stitches

Nobility- Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks

How exciting! Ten volumes x 100 blocks = 1000 blocks! What an incredible resource for all of us. I hope you especially enjoy this issue.

100 blocks cover


Anyone who has quilted for any length of time can tell you there are various ways to complete a block. Did you know when we send in our blocks, we don’t have to include instructions? While it is nice for us, I have often wondered at the engineering minds of the people who actually write the instructions just from seeing the block. They deserve a big THANK YOU for their work!

Nobility QM

With that being said, I actually made the block, Nobility,  quite differently because it seemed the easiest, along with having fewer bias edges to handle.

The only difference on the center section’s “Stitch-and-Flip” technique is that I never draw lines because I use the Clearly Perfect Angles. I think most of us detest the time it takes to draw those dang lines!!

CPA Nobility

The curved sections is where I differed the most with the written instructions in the magazine.  Instead of cutting squares in half and cutting a small curved edge and turning the edges, I used “Sticky Fabri-Solvy” (Sulky) and sewed a larger green half-moon to the sticky side of the stabilizer. This is the first time I tried this product and actually liked working with it (you will need to soak the completed block for the stabilizer to dissolve).


After I trimmed & clipped it I simply turned it and pressed it on a Teflon pressing sheet. From there I used the stickiness to hold it in place on a 3 ½” x 6 ½” purple rectangle. (I machine appliqued it in place).



I than created the Flying Geese part by flipping the corners when attaching  gold 3 ½” squares, again using the Clearly Perfect Angles (CPA).  You will need to trim the seams to ¼”. Again, by using this technique I am basically cutting on the straight of grain.

flying geese with curved applique

Once it’s all stitched, add the applique circles. I use the “Perfect Circle Templates” and starch to hold the gathers in place.


You can easily place the four corner circles by folding them in quarters.   Simply line up those creases with the seams and stich in place (vs marking the whole block).

circle placement

This will all make more sense to you once you have the issue to look at….so please come back.

This is one of my favorite blocks because it is simple, yet unique. Because of that it can be used in so many different settings.

Here are a few I quickly came up and I’m sure you can think of ways to use it too!

Nobility Setting Options

Now, who wants to be entered in a drawing? Leave me a comment on why you’d like to win a Clearly Perfect Angles. I will draw two winners on Thursday of this week. One will win a CPA along with a copy of the magazine. The other  winner will receive a copy of the magazine from Quiltmaker!

But wait….when you come back on Thursday to see if you won, I have a little something else up my sleeve!  Details to follow….

giveaway fall 2014

Don’t forget to check out all of the other designers this week. There will be lots of great ideas and chances to win your own copy of this special edition of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks!

Until next time,


230 Responses to Nobility- Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks

  1. Kimberly M says:

    I’m always looking to find new ways and tools to do things. I would love the chance to win.

  2. Lori Morton says: still fairly new to Quilty stuff…so the CPA would be such a Blessing..& soooo helpful!! Need help with my 1/4″ seams for sure! lol Arrrgh!

    Love your quilt..remind me of Sunflowers!

  3. Carol Scott says:

    Interesting-I have never heard of this before

  4. GwenH says:

    I would love to have one of your CPA’s I have an older style one that you have to stick down with tape and I rarely use it because of the fact it has to be taped down, yours looks so much easier to use and your instructions in the videos are awesome and so clear.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win one of these prizes.


  5. Karen Jautaikis says:

    Not draw lines? Oh, I need to try this CPA.

  6. Deb says:

    I love your block and the name is perfect. Thank you for your detailed instructions and ideas. The CPA sounds like a great tool
    that would be so helpful.

  7. Sheila Ivany says:

    CPA is definitely a tool I would enjoy trying. I’m a perfectionist so this item may it easier to have points match. Thank you for a chance to win. Happy Quilting 🙂

  8. Arlette says:

    I would love to not have to draw those annoying lines again, lol, thank you for the chance 😉

  9. Angelia Barger says:

    neat block thanks for the tips on how you did the circles and half circles. The CPA looks like it is a great help.
    Thanks for the chance to win and will definitely be back on Thursday

  10. Bonnie says:

    What a great block! Since I am always looking for new techniques and ways to improve my quilting, I would love to win Clearly Perfect Angles. Thanks for the fantastic giveaway.

  11. Angelia L. says:

    Your block is beautiful! As a new quilter the CPA looks like a very handy must have tool. Thank you!

  12. Debbie Peterson says:

    Thank you for the tutorial, I generally stay away from curves as they can be so frustrating. Your pictures and step by step makes me feel like I can do it. The Clearly Perfect Angles looks like it would save so much time…no more marking!

  13. Deb says:

    I’d love to NOT have to draw those lines again! 🙂

  14. Nancy says:

    I would love to win Clearly Perfect Angles because my quilting friend in Colorado just raves about it. Your block is great!

  15. Geni Pickens says:

    I would love to try the CPA, I hate marking. Love your block!!

  16. Barbara Y says:

    I would love to try the CPA. I don’t like drawing lines on blocks when I have hundreds to do. The technique for doing the circles also looks interesting. Thanks for the opportunity.

  17. JanineMarie says:

    Well, I’d love to try the CPA–always looking for a way to make angles more precise! Very interesting that your instructions differ from those in the magazine. Thanks for sharing that. I guess we all find what works for us, and it’s neat to see the variations.

  18. MaryBeth says:

    Thanks for the tutorial on how you made your block. Very cool.

  19. Cecilia says:

    I need to win the clearly perfect angles because I dislike drawing those lines, too. :-). Cute block and thanks for the giveaway.

  20. Susan Ikin says:

    I’d love a chance to try the CPA and the magazine, of course. Thank you.

  21. Lyn says:

    Well, if I won Clearly Perfect Angles, I’d be able to try to make your block a bit easier and more precisely!

  22. MJ says:

    I’d love to win a clearly perfect angle because I’ve used it once before and thought “I need one of these!”. They are great!

  23. craftygramma says:

    I’d love a chance to try the CPA! And / or the magazine, of course. Thanks!

  24. Janet says:

    Yup I hate drawing those lines! CPA looks like a real time saver. Love your block too.

  25. I’m always on the lookout for timesaving tehniques. CPA looks wonderful!

  26. Tina says:

    I am new to quilting and the clearly perfect angles would help me align my pieces better. Thanks for the chance!

  27. LizaA says:

    I don’t enjoy marking the lines before I start to sew. This looks like a great timesaver.

  28. Susan in OK says:

    I NEED to win CPA because I get tired of marking lines and the fabric stretching and I’m never accurate. GRRR! Thanks for the helpful hints for the block. I haven’t used the Perfect Circle Templates yet, either. I think I see those in my future. I have read lots about them. Congrats on your publish and thanks for your generosity in the giveaway. I can hardly wait until Thursday to see what else you have up your sleeve.

  29. Nancy says:

    This is the tool I need for the 1st quilt I plan to make in 2015….lots of Flying Geese in that quilt.

  30. Tabitha Klucking says:

    I am so lazy about doing prep and marking before I sew. The Clearly Perfect would eliminate some of that!

  31. Laura says:

    The Clearly Perfect Angles would be heaven-sent, as I am currently working on a quilt full of half-square triangles. Not having to draw all those lines would give me more time to actually piece! Thanks for the idea and the cute block!

  32. Judy says:

    What a beautiful block! I would love to win a Clearly Perfect because right now I am drawing lines on my fabric to make right square triangles and flying geese and this tool would make things so much faster.

  33. Susan says:

    I would like to win because I can’t even draw a straight line with a ruler.

  34. Cheryl says:

    What a beautiful block!

  35. Loriann says:

    I would love to learn a new way to make stitch and flip triangles. Thanks for the chance to win!

  36. Vivian says:

    I hate drawing those lines too, I didn’t know there was a different way! thanks.

  37. Darlene B says:

    I would love to win a CPA – anything to make piecing easier is a win-win! Thanks so much.

  38. Fran Wiest says:

    I love all the alternative directions you have posted, great hints and time savers! I am a fairly new quilter and love the idea of the Perfect Angle tool, another great time saver.

  39. terri says:

    Because I am a gadget collector and if it is a gadget I can use then that is so much better, yea me!!

  40. I would love to win a CPA because I hate doing my taxes. Wait…you aren’t giving one of those away? Okay then, I’ll try the CPA because I despise the line drawing and am always looking for a way to make HSTs more palatable!

  41. Veronika says:

    I’d love to win because I’m super slow as it is and need all the help I can get 🙂 this looks like it’d save me time!

  42. Rosalind Gutierrez says:

    Would love the tool to make quilting quicker & easier. The block book would be a treat also.

  43. Laura Aguiar says:

    I love scrap quilts…so yes I end up drawing all of those lines for half square triangles! I’d love to give the angle tool a try.


  44. quiltfru says:

    A very interesting new block. I kind of like it

  45. Dee says:

    What an awesome method – love perfect angles and love this block.

  46. grace thorne says:

    perfect name for this block….looks regal and medieval of sorts…my collection of paisley fabrics would be used for this….

  47. Julie B says:

    The Clearly Perfect Angles looks like it would speed up the sewing process by not drawing lines. Thanks for the chance to win.

  48. LeAnne L says:

    Not having to draw lines would save a ton of time.

  49. KT says:

    I, too, hate drawing those lines for the stitch and flip, but like the results I get from them. Would love to try the Clearly Perfect Angles. Great block, and thanks for sharing how you made it!

  50. Sharon Jack says:

    I love your block thanks would love to win the tool and magazine.

  51. Judy says:

    I haven’t tried to sew circles or semi-circles or quarter circles but they seem to be so popular now, I think I will have to try it soon. Thanks for the encouragement.

  52. Jane Sanders says:

    Any tool that saves me time is something I need to try!

  53. marta says:

    I like this block. very fresh…thank you for the giveaway….marta

  54. Regina says:

    This is something to think about… will I be able to sew the curved seams?

  55. Phyllis Kaylor says:

    I recently completed 13 friendship blocks which had half and quarter triangles in them. By the end, I was beginning to understand the mechanics behind them, but I can see that the CPA would have been a life saver had I had it at the time.

  56. Rachell R says:

    I’m so slow, and marking takes up even more time, so the Angles would really help. they look great.
    anything I can do to help cut down the strain on my wrists with tendinitis, I would like to try.

  57. elizabeth says:

    enjoy tools. looks like the angles would help out alot.

  58. Barbara Washburn says:

    The Clearly Perfect Angles looks like a very helpful invention. And as a beginner I need all the help I can find. Thanks for detailing how you did the block. I haven’t seen one like that.

  59. I have CPA, but can’t use it because I don’t have an extension table for my sewing machine…didn’t know that when I bought it. I love your block – so many possibilities!!!

    • Kari says:

      Oh Susan!! Yes, you can use it even if you don’t have an extension table. It just needs a smooth surface. You may just need to trim it down (usually on the left side). There will be plenty there for you to do all of the techniques! You may have to use the angled green bands more than if you had the full sheet, but they’re easy. Please let me know how I can help with your particular set-up.

  60. Elizajane says:

    The Clearly Perfect Angles sounds like it would solve a lot of my “quess” work problems Thanks for the chance to win.

  61. Annie says:

    I’ve had CPA on my machine table for several months now. I really like it, but I know I’m not taking full advantage of it. Thanks for talking about how you use it!

  62. Cathie Scanlon says:

    I am intrigued by the Clearly Perfect Angles. I would love to give it a try.

  63. Jenn says:

    Love your quilt block. Hope I get the chance to use it in a quilt.

  64. kathy pfaltzgraff says:

    OK, if you say so, I think your block looks hard to make, but if one can do it as nice as you, a beautiful design. I would replace a strip of tape if I won the ruler. Thanks for your tutorial, Kathy in Colo

  65. Karen Roquet says:

    Your block is terrific! I would love to learn how to use the Perfect Angles….they look quite intriguing!

  66. becky says:

    I would use them to make my nobility block. Thank you Becky

  67. Nancy says:

    I would love to win a CPA because I hate marking my lines on my fabric. The pencil marks are never right on. What a clever technique, and a unique block. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway!

  68. kay says:

    Very interesting…this sticky stuff is fascinating. I must read your instructions again when I’ve had some sleep… this looks like a product that might actually get used. The block in very striking… K

  69. Joy says:

    My friends call me the half square queen. I would anything that makes them simpler to make.

  70. BRENDA E. says:

    I would love to have an item I have never tried!

  71. Mona Collins says:

    I always love tools that make the job easier, who likes to draw all those lines anyway.

  72. Kathy E. says:

    Who loves (or even likes) drawing lines? Not me. I need the CPA to simplify my life and go high-tech! 🙂 Your tutorial makes it seem so easy. Maybe even I could do it!

  73. Betty Woodlee says:

    Great block that would be fun to piece. I would like to win the Clearly Perfect Angles tool because I hate to draw those lines too.

  74. Pam Reim says:

    I need all the help i can get when it comes to piecing! love the block. thks

  75. Diana Scott says:

    I enjoy learning new ways to help me do things easier and faster. Thanks for the chance to win!

  76. Ginny says:

    You do make it seem easy. Good tool too!

  77. Melody Lutz says:

    No more marking! Heaven.

  78. Sadly, I can’t sew a straight line, if my life depended on it, lol.
    This looks like it would be perfect for me and easy to see where your sewing line is going.


  79. Elaine M. says:

    I love my CPA and if I won one, my daughter could have one too.

  80. Kathy h says:

    I would love to win the perfect angles as I don’t like all that extra prep work either.

  81. Diantha Howard says:

    I’d like to win the “Clearly Perfect Angles” to help making more accurate blocks.

  82. Debbie H says:

    I need to win because I have such a hard time with drawing and sewing those dang lines. This looks so much easier!

  83. Gail says:

    wow….your block is GREAT! Love it

  84. Janie says:

    Love your quilt block.I have issues drawing a straight line. Thanks for the chance.

  85. You make something that looks so complicated sound so easy. Great block!

  86. ritainalaska says:

    winning the cpa would be a big help to make the blocks in the new issue 10 … thanx for the chance to win the cpa and a copy.

  87. Donna says:

    Oh I would like to win one of those Clearly Perfect Angle rulers because I can never draw straight lines.
    Thanks for the most unique block design.

  88. Sandy K says:

    I would love to give the CPA a try.

  89. Vicki H says:

    I love new tools and gadgets. Great block.

  90. Darlene Krystal says:

    That is a really cool block…love the variations….

  91. Lorraine says:

    Wonderful block…and the name fits it perfectly! I would like to win the CPA…as you said…no one likes to draw all the dang lines!

  92. Michelle B says:

    I’d love to win the Clearly Perfect Angles because I don’t have one! Also because I am very anal about things being perfect and this sounds like it would be a very useful tool to add to my toolbox. Nobility is a very innovative block!

  93. Heather says:

    I would love a chance to win the perfect angle because I love perfection and this tool is perfect for those curves we all struggle with!

  94. Joyce Carter says:

    Congratulations! I love your block.
    Why would I want to win a Clearly Perfect Angle? Because I am making a Snowball quilt and no matter how hard I try, I can’t sew a straight line from one point to the other and I don’t have the time to draw all those lines. Thank you so much for the giveaway.

  95. Debi says:

    Clearly Perfect Angels looks like a brilliant idea, especially for those of us who aren’t always perfect at straight lines (drawing or sewing).


  96. Christie Spanutius says:

    So glad to see that you are using the CPA. I also use it and it saves sooo much time. I watched a video with Eleanor Burns where she showed how to use it. I ordered it from the sewing store and I love it. I was half way through a quilt when I finally got it, and wished I had it from the beginning. Thanks for all the good info.

  97. Diane O says:

    I love gadgets. It looks really cool. Thanks.

  98. Nancy R. says:

    I would love Clearly Perfect Angles! I mean who wouldn’t love to have a tool and handy as this! I am also very excited for Vol. 10!

  99. Linda Webster says:

    The Clearly Perfect Angles is an amazing tool. I’d be able to match my points accurately, and more importantly, I wouldn’t have to use my stitch ripper as much! Congratulations on having your block in the magazine,.

  100. Liz says:

    I do not like to draw those pesky lines either. Would sure like to win a CPA for stitch and flip blocks.

  101. Barb Johnson says:

    I have something similar to the “Clearly Perfect Angles”, but it is a harder plastic, not self-stick. I like it when I remember to use it!

  102. Diane says:

    I’d like to have the Clearly Perfect Angles tool. It looks like it does a wonderful job with great accuracy. I’ve never seen that particular tool.

  103. Nancy A says:

    Great block. Thanks for giving your instructions.

  104. Chantal says:

    What a clever way to do the circles. I like it. Would love to win the Clearly Perfect Angles so that my flying geese could fly in a straight row. They never look as crisp as yours do. Thanks for the chance.

  105. Bonny Peters says:

    Having the alternate instructions using a product that is new to me was an added bonus.

  106. Madeline says:

    I’d love to win anything to make my life simpler, so I can sew some more!

  107. Karyn Ashley-Smith says:

    no more drawing lines? who wouldn’t want to have that tool?? Thanks for the chance! See you Thursday

  108. Kris B says:

    What a great way to make half square triangles! Love your block!

  109. Sylvia says:

    I’m amazed at all the accessories that are developed to make our quilting lives a little easier. YEAH!!!!! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

  110. Rebecca Schmitt says:

    As you mentioned, I HATE having to draw lines on all my pieces before sewing to make HST squares. Clearly Perfect Angles looks like a cool tool to eliminate that time consuming (and not so fun) step!

  111. Lee says:

    I do detest drawing those lines! I had never heard of clearly perfect angles – on my wish list now!

  112. Pat Evans says:

    I’ve never heard of the clearly perfect angle but I’m willing to give it a try if it means not having to draw all those lines.

  113. Carmen Tucker says:

    I would love to try CPA! Great job!

  114. Irene Chandler says:

    Very interesting blocks!!!

  115. Marcia Gaffney says:

    Great block with so many opportunities as you have pointed out here. I see great possibilities for this. Thank you so much for sharing your talented design creativity.

  116. Carrie P. says:

    I think the CPA would definitely help me to make my blocks more accurate. Thanks for a chance.

  117. Joanna says:

    I probably need to win CPA because I need to improve at making a perfect angle. I am willing to try new things, especially if they work. I like your block and love it on the black background.

  118. Regina Harris says:

    The CPA would facilitate making more accurate blocks and opening up new possibilities for blocks.

  119. Janey says:

    Would love the CPA! I currently use electrical tape to mark my fabric for positioning and for sewing bias strips and triangles. Looks like the circles would be much easier with your method. Thanks for sharing.

  120. SewCalGal says:

    Clean design with a powerful call to the eye. Thanks for all the tips.


  121. Jan c. In La. says:

    Nobility is lovely. You did a great job. I’d like to win perfect angles because maybe my quilting and angles would be perfect then! Thanks for the nice giveaway.

  122. Amy Robertson says:

    CPA looks like a HUGE timesaver! I love your block. Its so cute – modern but versatile!

  123. Amy Caldwell says:

    First I have to say that your “Nobility” Block would look perfect on the front of a bag or tote, “sew”Cool and your color choices are spot-on!!! I am a self taught 3 1/2 yr quilter and get so frustrated getting my angles right. The CPA would be a great confidence booster and sew much help to better my skills. Thank you for sharing and inspiring me to keep trying.

  124. Sandi says:

    Your block is lovely! I draw lines when making my hsts but your way looks interesting. Thanks for a chance to win a CPA and/or magazine.

  125. Rhonda Davis says:

    A CPA would be awesome…I don’t like drawing all those lines either! Congrats on designing a unique yet simple block.

  126. LeAnn says:

    I’ve never used Clearly perfect Angles but I would like to try it. It looks like it would save a LOT of time and make angles easier to make.

  127. BillieBee says:

    I can use all the help I can get….:)

  128. Nancy says:

    I would love a Clearly Perfect Angles tool because I don’t like drawing lines. Congratulations on your block being selected. It is wonderful.

  129. usairdoll says:

    Congratulations on having your block in Quiltmaker’s 100 Vol.10! Your block is great and thanks for showing how you did the curve. The CPA looks like a neat tool. If it can help make blocks more accurate, yes please! No matter how many times I’ve drawn a line and sewed on the side, it’s never perfect. Would love to give this a try.

    Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.


  130. Lee Ann L. says:

    I would love to win it because any tool like that will make be a better quilter! Thank you for a chance to win.

  131. Am taking the computer to the sewing room now to try your block.

  132. Janis T says:

    I been thinking about the Clearly Perfect Angles tool for a while now, so much time would be saved!

  133. Jennifer Willard says:

    The CPA looks like it would be very helpful. I am still fairly new at quilting. I do a lot of looking & wishful sewing, but haven’t actually put the cutter to the fabric ( I am also a fabric stasher, just can’t pass up a fabric that speaks to me!). So, I am thinking that a copy of the magazine just might get me started on the road to using my mountain of fabric.

  134. Jennifer Johnston says:

    I’m a firm believer in having as many tools as possible, Clearly Perfect Angles would be a great addition and time saver

  135. Bunny says:

    I would definitely like to give that a try

  136. Diane S says:

    I like curves. This looks like a fun block.

  137. Carmen says:

    I would love to win CPA because marking squares for HST takes forever!! Thanks

  138. Lisa Marie says:

    I’d like to win the Clearly Perfect Angles to give it to my MIL who is about to start a project that it would be perfect for.

  139. judy says:

    I love trying new things with new gadgets!
    The Clearly Perfect Angles would be helpful to speed up the process!
    Thank you for the chance of winning a great prize. What a fun site you have!

  140. Melissa Shaw says:

    Clearly Perfect Angles looks great! I am always trying to use a pencil and protractor or straight edge to draw and check my lines. What a wonderufl tool to have!

  141. Glenna Denman says:

    The CPA looks better than the Easy Angle I used to use and gave up on – would love to try this one, as I make lots of triangle squares and flying geese, OR to win the 100 Blocks magazine. Your block will be among my first to make from it. I also like that you showed several setting ideas for your block. Thank you for sharing your talents.

  142. Sarah says:

    I would like Clearly Perfect Angles because the angles on the templates I draw for myself are Clearly Imperfect. 🙂 Thanks!

  143. Pat D says:

    I think Clearly Perfect Angles looks like a lifesaver. I too hate drawing the lines.

  144. I love this block! It combines piecing and applique and looks like so much fun to make… can’t wait to try it!

  145. Lisa E says:

    Clearly Perfect Angles looks like the perfect tool to help with piecing accuracy. Would love to be more accurate.

  146. I actually LOVE angles, HST all that.. the CPA tool looks very interesting I’d love to win that! Your block is lovely.. I haven’t tried anything with curves yet!

  147. Laurie P says:

    I would love to have a CPA because I seem to always have flying geese blocks in my quilts and right now I do not have a ruler that squares them up well. Congrats on being chosen to be in the magazine, how wonderful.

  148. teri c says:

    Clearly Perfect Angles appears to be an ideal tool to increase accuracy in piecing.

  149. Lori Smanski says:

    Such a cute block. CPA makes it look so simple and quick. I have a difficult time sewing straight lines. Thanks for sharing.

  150. Joyce Mitchell says:

    My HSTs don’t turn out as nice as they should when I use the drawn line method. Maybe I can get better results with the CPA – I’d love to try one. Thanks for the chance to win.

  151. Ronna says:

    How incredibly clever is that? I am a chain piecer so anything that makes life easier is a plus in my book!

  152. Dana Gaffney says:

    Just like you I detest taking the time to draw those darn lines, I could be sewing 🙂

  153. Phyllis Jaco says:

    I need a Clearly Perfect Angles to help me with my piecing !

  154. Rita S says:

    Just finished a quilt that that had 16 star blocks. Sure could of used the CPA. Thanks for showing how you used it.

  155. Beth T. says:

    As you said, I don’t like drawing those lines–I want to get to the quilting!

  156. Rita S says:

    Just made a quilt top that had 16 blocks with double stars in them, could of use d the CPA. Thanks for showing how you used it.

  157. Sharon W says:

    I would like to win the CPA because I have used it before and really like how it works.

  158. Cyndy Knapp says:

    I’d love to win a Clearly Perfect Angles because I like to try new things. Thank you for sharing with us.

  159. Linda Read says:

    I’m all about the tools and gadgets!! Love it when they make our life easier. Thanks for a chance to win!!

  160. carol says:

    I need all the help I can get and this can only help me become a better quilter.

  161. carol says:

    Let’s just say I need all the help I can get. I am determined to become a better quilter.

  162. Dorothy Holt says:

    Hey.. any tool that will make life easier.. I am totally for! Would love to use the Clearly Perfect Angles. THanks for the good work!

  163. Nancy Hilderbrand says:

    would love to win the books.

  164. Elizabeth McDonald (catskill quilter) says:

    Wonderful quilt block — and I love the different variations! I am always happy to find a tool that will make piecing easier!

  165. Lynn says:

    I like to save time and yet have the result be so beautiful.

  166. Loris Mills says:

    Thank you for such a great tutorial. I would love to try my hand at your CPA tool and gain back all that time spent drawing lines!
    Your block is especially beautiful with those rich pure colors!

  167. Linda says:

    I have never used Clearly Perfect Angles, but would love to give it a try.

  168. Liz Engman says:

    Why? I don’t have one. Actually, I only have straight rulers and a 12″ square ruler.
    I love the “moderne” look of this block up close, but it does make pretty stars when in a quilt.

  169. kbo says:

    Any tool that can help me journey down the quilting road smoothly is going for the ride!

  170. Judy Zaspel says:

    Who couldn’t use a little help! Count me in.

  171. Jennifer says:

    I love the techniques you used! I, too, detest drawing the lines on pieces and have wondered about that tool! Thanks for the inspiration!

  172. LINDA says:

    HI,this book looks very interesting!
    Thanks for sharing!

  173. Diane Heller says:

    I do not like to have to spend the time drawing lines on the squares, this tool looks like a great thing!

  174. Janet Frank says:

    I’d like the CPA for one big reason…..NO MORE RIPPING OUT STITCHES!! This gadget looks great!! Love the block, too!

  175. Janet T says:

    Love, love, love your block! The CPA would definitely save time and make the block accurate. Most of the time, my blocks are wonky, wavy and I have to press them a lot.

  176. Karen says:

    I hadn’t heard about CPA until I read your blog (CPA always meant certified public accountant!). I’ve tried a lot of different ways to make perfect angles, but CPA looks like it will actually work! Thank you for the videos on how to use CPA. I’d love to win one to share with my quilty friends.

  177. Debbie M says:

    I made a line with a marker on my sewing machine, to keep the angles straight, but your ruler looks much easier! Congratulations on having a block in the magazine, Kari! I love all the circles on your block.

  178. Linda Brown says:

    I would like to try different types of quilts, using different tools.

  179. Betty says:

    I agree! Drawing lines takes too much time and it’s boring. I want to get to the exciting parts of quilting.

  180. Deonn says:

    Wonderful block! And thanks for the tips for construction and setting ideas. I usually stick a piece of tape down on the sewing machine, but the CPA looks way more accurate!

  181. Margaret Andrews says:

    Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful block and sew techniques. If the perfect angles will help with my making the block easily, I think I should add this to the rest of my tools.

  182. Dawn Jones says:

    This tool looks awesome, I’m still a newbie at sewing in general. But this would make things more precise.

  183. Hello! Love your block. It really stands out when paging through the magazine. Why would I like to have my own “Clearly Perfect Angle” tool? Anything that makes piecing easier and more precise is worth having! Have a super day!

  184. Regina says:

    This block just made me go back over to the Quiltmaker blog post and say that this was the most exciting thing I saw in today’s tour! LOVE THIS!

  185. Martina says:

    Oh what a fun block! I am really bad at sewing perfect angles , so it would be awesome to have such a great help.

  186. Denise :) says:

    Wow — it was neat seeing the CPA product in use. I love to applique curves, but am often frustrated by the lack of smoothness. This is just the thing! Very lovely block — Nobility is the perfect name for it! 🙂

  187. Jackie Thompson says:

    The CPA looks like such a good idea! I have a lot of angles to see in an upcoming project and would love to win!

    Beautiful block!

  188. Rochelle says:

    I have friends who use the Pefect Angles tool but because I was using a Featherweight and it was stored when not in use, I didn’t feel I could use it. Now I’ve invested in a home sewing machine and believe it would save time to have one instead of drawing all those lines!!!

    • Kari says:

      Just a quick note on how you can use a CPA on a Featherweight.

      After you get the CPA aligned and trimmed, cut a plain piece of paper about 3″ x 4″. Place this under the CPA from your needle area to the front edge. By having the paper a bit smaller than the width of the CPA, the vinyl will hold it in place and the lines are now visible! Please let me know if you have questions!

  189. Debby E says:

    I’d love to win CPA – I hate drawing lines!! Thanks so much for the chances to win 🙂
    Debby E
    samtaylorcjsmimi at yahoo dot com

  190. Debbie Rhodes says:

    I love your block. Thanks for the tutorial on making it. I ha pave always wanted to try the clearly perfect angler but have not found it in local store. Thanks for the chance to win

  191. Margaret Schindler says:

    That Clearly Perfect angles would sure save me a lot of time. I sit and mark lines on all my half square triangles. Thanks for sharing and all the inspiration that you have given me.

  192. Deborah DeBerry says:

    I would love to try Clearly Perfect Angles. I don’t like anything that prevents me from revving that machine motor and piecing my blocks. I appreciate anything that saves me time.

  193. Jessie Hansen says:

    So different! It doesn’t look that easy to me, but I’m sure if I actually tried it out then I could get it, eventually.

  194. What a marvellous little gadget. So easy to see that you are square before you start sewing and the coloured lines give you a target to aim for and not be watching the needle. I’ve been told the secret to a straight line is looking to where you want to go not where you are. This little tool would make that so much easier – a time saver too.

  195. Melva Nolan says:

    I’ve never used or heard of the clearly perfect angle. I have a piece of 1/4″ tape making center line and seam. But the 45 degree lines could ensure everything coming out perfectly square.

  196. Sandie says:

    What a unique block! I love how you did the curved pieces, so much easier than how I would have done it, LOL. I have to admit I never draw lines. Yes, that means that anything involving angles is always slightly wonky. I would love to try the CPA’s and I’m sure all of my projects will turn out much nicer.

  197. Quilting Tangent says:

    Clearly Perfect Angles looks like it will really help keep your block straight as you sew. Looks wonderful.

  198. Melissa-lynn ambrosino says:

    The CPA tool would be great; HST and I have a love/hate relationship!! Your block is very unique; love it and your method of putting it together!

  199. Auntie Clark says:

    I would love the CPA tool. It would make things go more quickly.

  200. Allison Evrard says:

    I always want to finish my quilt so I can start a new one. CPA would help things go faster!

  201. Karen in Breezy Point says:

    I love the CPA tool and would love one to keep on my retreat machine! The block looks like a lot of fun!

  202. Judy D in WA says:

    CPA=No more drawing lines!

  203. Gill says:

    What a great block – I’ve never heard of a CPA before so I’d love to try one!!

  204. Sandra TImmons says:

    I would love to win a copy of this awesome magazine and a CPA. Why? So I can make this simple but unique block of yours. Thank you for being a part of this blog tour and the chance to win – copy of Mag or CPA or even both.

    Sandi Timmons

  205. Helen Bowie says:

    Congrats on a wonderful block! OMG who would not want to have those CPA, I always try to eye ball them but end up having to usually rip them out and get frustrated. Wonderful product.

  206. Janie says:

    Drawing lines before you sew would no longer be necessary. Yeah!!!!!

  207. Janie says:

    It would not longer be necessary to draw lines before sewing the seam.

  208. Jenelle Boxberger says:

    Congrats and your block looks lovely. Like most people will say, it would save a bunch of time to NOT have to draw lines. Thanks

  209. Chris says:

    CPA looks like a great way to stop drawing lines on fabric. That does get old. I will have to try the Fabri-Solv.

  210. I like using the Perfect Circles! Cute Block. That is nice that they write up the directions for you. QM is the best! Thanks for a chance to win this issue.

  211. I am always ready to add one more tool to my toolbox. CPA looks like it will really make my life easier.

  212. Kris S says:

    I really like the green arc in the flying geese and your method for making them looks pretty simple to do. Thanks for sharing.

  213. Anne says:

    This is the first time I’ve seen CPA. I think this could be oh-so-handy for all those half square triangles that I love to use.

  214. Dortha says:

    I don’t like to draw lines either. I could use the CPA. I would love the magazine to “study”.

  215. Becky T. Central oregon says:

    So much fun!

  216. Jocelyn says:

    Love your block! I would love to make perfect HST, and Clearly Perfect Angles looks like the best way to achieve it. Thanks for the giveaway!

  217. What a beautiful block! It is so interesting to see how you put it together using your ‘tools’! Thanks for the chance!

  218. kaholly says:

    What a fun block!!

  219. Anita says:

    Clearly Perfect Angles looks like a handy tool that could help me in my piecing.

  220. Irene Grimes says:

    I like this block. very innovative and imaginative!

  221. Ellee says:

    Clearly Perfect Angles looks to be a clever tool to add to my sewing supplies. I’m always on the lookout for anything that will enhance my sewing and quilting experiences.

  222. Mary says:

    Your circles look like fun.

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