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Thread: Does Pencil come off easily?

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    Senior Member blzzrdqueen's Avatar
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    I want to tranfer a pattern to fabric and I'm wondering if I trace the pattern with pencil if it will transfer to the fabric with a hot iron and will it come off when I was the finished quilt?

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    You could try it on a scrap of fabric, and then wash it and see what happens :D:D:D

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    i have trouble getting it off even without ironing if it's a regular pencil. sometimes it never gets out.

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    I agree. I know it is tempting to use, but I would splurge the extra money for some sort of chalk pencil or other type of pencil made especially for quilting. Regular pencil may never come out (especially on light fabrics...learned the hard way) and after putting so much time and effort into making something wonderful...it is heartbreaking!

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    I would use a chalk pencil too.

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    I hate using pencil no matter how "easy" they say it erases. i had some marks on a wall quilt that i got out with oxy clean. soaked it in it and slightly rubbed with my finger while wet.

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    I got pencil out of my quilt using windex and a toothbrush, lol!

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    Super Member Darlene's Avatar
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    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.

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    I used pencil to lightly mark a quilt top. Boy did I end up regretting it. I will never do it again. It was too hard to get off when I was done, even with a good eraser. I felt I was going to damage my fabrics!

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    I use pencil all the time. Haven't had any trouble so far. Just tossed it in the washing machine and all was fine.

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