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Pat Sloan & Twice as Nice

Airing today…but always available for listening.

I was so excited when Pat Sloan invited me back to her radio show, American Patchwork & Quilting Radio.

This time around the main topic (we have a habit of getting off topic and chatting) is on my new book, Twice as Nice: Quilts with Scrap-Saving Bonus Projects, and how the Clearly Perfect Angles is used to create the bonus projects  (all WITHOUT marking any lines!).


I promised her I would do a short demonstration on my blog explaining the basics of the technique.  The following is  just that: A simplified explanation of how the technique works.

Of course, there is so much more that the Clearly Perfect Angles can do and I would invite you to watch the videos to learn more about the techniques.  Also, in the book and in my classes I provide additional tips and tricks.

How to save fabric, never mark an angle and make twice the projects:

Twice as Nice: Quilts with Scrap-Saving Bonus Projects: Demo

As I note in the book, sewing a second line isn’t a new concept. But the “old/traditional” way requires a line to be drawn.  Why not take advantage of the seam guide already on the Clearly Perfect Angles???  So, sew simple!

Visit your local quilt shop to purchase both the book and CPA  or feel free to contact me with any questions.


Let’s do a drawing, making the giveaway Twice as Nice!

Leave a comment on why you like the Clearly Perfect Angles OR what you think about using the Clearly Perfect Angles for the bonus project.  The winner will receive a copy of the book AND a Clearly Perfect Angles.  Making this giveaway:  TWICE AS NICE!


“Twice as Nice” and the “Clearly Perfect Angles”



9 Responses to Pat Sloan & Twice as Nice

  1. This is fabulous! Someone on the Bernina 7 Series Yahoo group mentioned your CPA tool today in a discussion of the Quest for the Perfect 1/4″ Patchwork Seam. I had to google to find out what she was talking about. I really like that you can make a cutout for your stitch plate so you don’t have to remove the CPA to clean out lint or oil in there, and the green diagonal lines seem like they would be very easy on the eyes for lining up fabric. I think I’m going to have to get one of these and try it out!

  2. Gramma says:

    Looks like an interesting concept and would like to try it as I make alot of 1/2 sq. triangles for my project.

  3. Kathy says:

    I have not yet made a quilt but it is my goal. I am looking for tools that will assist in helping me and this looks easy. I enjoyed listening to your interview with Pat.

  4. Cara M. says:

    Just watched the videos. I need to get one!

  5. Yvonne Watson says:

    I recently bought the Clearly Perfect Angels at a quilt retreat because all the gals sitting by us had them and they were sure getting a lot done. I did too! Thank you for the chance to win.

  6. Jamie Castro says:

    I too use the Clearly Perfect Angles all the time. It’s a great product and its fun to see another use for it. Hoping I win. 🙂

  7. Becky Lomasney says:

    I love the Clearly Perfect Angles tool. I always use it, and have as n extra one in my traveling bag for classes so I don’t forget!

  8. Marnie says:

    Well, isn’t that something. I have been drawing lines all these years. I will certainly give this a try.

  9. Marie K. says:

    I use the Clearly Perfect Angles all the time. Glad to hear about another technique. Thanks for the chance to win.

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