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Thread: Am I Impatient or slow ?!!

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    Senior Member miz mary's Avatar
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    I am marking my quilt top ( lap size ) using a chalk pencil and plastic stencil ...... after 1 hour and only done with the top border, HERE I AM ....wishing this process was faster , knowing I am going to hand baste next , which will probably take awhile too......

    How long does it take you to mark your top ?!!

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    Senior Member Granny Quilter's Avatar
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    I bastefirst. The chalk marks will rub off while you baste

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    Super Member Flying_V_Goddess's Avatar
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    Maybe a little bit of both. It takes me forever to mark things and I also want to get the quilt done.

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    Depends on the intracy of the stencil. I also use a #2 mechanical pencil. I find it far easier than chalk and the lines stay on while I'm quilting and wash out beautifully when I'm done.

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    Senior Member ChaiQuilter's Avatar
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    Trace the stencil on to easy-tear paper on tracing paper. Sew through paper.

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    Super Member donnajean's Avatar
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    You might want to quilt some that you have done. The chalk may wear off before you get it all quilted.

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    Super Member donnajean's Avatar
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    You might want to quilt some that you have done. The chalk may wear off before you get it all quilted.

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    I don't like chalk, to dusty, and to short on staying around waiting for me.

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    Super Member CoriAmD's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChaiQuilter
    Trace the stencil on to easy-tear paper on tracing paper. Sew through paper.
    I have used this method... works great

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    Super Member quiltsRfun's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by donnajean
    You might want to quilt some that you have done. The chalk may wear off before you get it all quilted.
    Good idea. Also, that way you'll get a break from marking and can get down to quilting.

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