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Thread: Clover Hera Marker

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    Have any of you used the Clover Hera Marker? I saw Eleanor Burns using one on one of her shows, it looked like an easy way to mark a quilt before machine quilting. Just wanted to check before I purchased one.

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    That's a great tool. I've used it for years for hand quilt marking.

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    The marks are very light and last a short time. I wasn't impressed-- gave mine to a friend who wanted to tryit. I can mark just as well with my needle.

    See if a friend or guild member could loan it to you so you can try it and decide what you think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StitchinJoy
    The marks are very light and last a short time. I wasn't impressed-- gave mine to a friend who wanted to tryit. I can mark just as well with my needle.

    See if a friend or guild member could loan it to you so you can try it and decide what you think.
    that is a great idea

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    I have one and only use it when doing hand work as I don't think it lasts long enough when I am doing machine quilting.

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    I have used it for marking grids while hand quilting. On light colored solids the markings stay quite long IMHO. For marking with stencils I prefer a darning needle. It is easier to follow small curves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by san-sing
    Have any of you used the Clover Hera Marker? I saw Eleanor Burns using one on one of her shows, it looked like an easy way to mark a quilt before machine quilting. Just wanted to check before I purchased one.
    I love mine and use for marking fabric my pencils don't show up on. I use for machine quilting...the only draw back is I have to mark small sections at a time, so it is alot of up and down/ mark-sew, mark & sew.

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    Thanks everyone, I thought that it might not stay very long, and also, I work on mostly scrap quilts, it probably wouldn't show up on them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Borntohandquilt
    I have used it for marking grids while hand quilting. On light colored solids the markings stay quite long IMHO. For marking with stencils I prefer a darning needle. It is easier to follow small curves.
    I have never heard of marking w/darning needle. Could you explain??? Sounds very interesting.

    PS I love hera for lots of things but when I get fabric under machine , I have trouble seeing the marks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pjustice63
    I have never heard of marking w/darning needle. Could you explain??? Sounds very interesting.
    Here are some pictures regarding this method:

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-89527-1.htm

    You can also see the darning needle I use. The needle must be hold in a small angle against the fabric and the needle's point creates a thin crease on the fabric. I use this method a lot for my wholecloths on light fabric.

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