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Thread: Does Pencil come off easily?

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    Super Member maryb119's Avatar
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    I prefer a shalk pencil or a water soluable marker. I NEVER use pencil. It is too hard to get off.

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    Someone else posted in the past that they use a bar of soap. Imagine it's chiseled pretty well to get a point or a sharp side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Esqmommy
    Someone else posted in the past that they use a bar of soap. Imagine it's chiseled pretty well to get a point or a sharp side.
    I use soap for some things. By the time we are though bathing with it, it has sharp edges.

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    I had a piece that I marked with pencil, and it didn't wash out.

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    I use either white soap or Dial (gold). The Dial will show up faintly on white fabric.
    After we have used a bar of soap and it is getting pretty little, I use it at the sink and use it every time I wash my hands. Doesn't take long for it to have a nice edge. I have several little bars in my sewing cabinet drawer.

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    Invest in a mechanical chalk pencil. Less than $12 and worth every penny! I marked the entire border of a quilt without a single breakage! Another plus, I had very little remarking to do after much handling! They come in several colors. I have the white and green and have used them on many different colors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darlene
    I use a pencil all the time but not too hard. Then if I make a mistake I just erase it with a clean eraser.
    Those white erasers that engineers use in their electric erasers are great! Pentel also has them for the "Click" eraser at most office supply areas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marsye
    I would use a chalk pencil too.
    I agree.

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    I would use something made for marking fabric---special markers or a chalk pencil. I almost ruined a quilt I was working on because I used a regular pencil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_MO
    I use either white soap or Dial (gold). The Dial will show up faintly on white fabric.
    After we have used a bar of soap and it is getting pretty little, I use it at the sink and use it every time I wash my hands. Doesn't take long for it to have a nice edge. I have several little bars in my sewing cabinet drawer.
    Thanks for the hint. I hadn't thought of using soap to mark a quilt.

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