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Thread: Easy, Cheap, Removable Marking

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    don't feel lonely Chunkymama, I didn't think of it either, ( I'm chunky too) LOL

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    Thank you for the tips on using regular chalk, I like being able to save money on notions so that I have more money left for fabrics and thread :D

    I seen on a tv show that instead of using the pouncers, this quilter had the loose chalk powder in a rubber maid container and used a foam brush. She just dabbed a very small amount on the brush and lightly brushed it on her stencils, a little really went a long way. This method also kept the chalk dust down to a minimum, she showed how pouncing made the dust fly all over the quilt and surrounding surfaces, but little went anywhere other than the stencil using the brush. I have been trying to figure out the easiest (and not so messy) way to make chalk dust out of regular chalk, now. :D

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    try the zest side of your grater. the chalk in those pouncer is a little pricey but it stays put untill you iron it off, it doesn't rub off (too much) from handling

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    ewwww doesn't sharpening the chalk give you hideous chills?? sounds like a great idea, but i'm afraid i'd have to bribe the girls to sharpen it for me in the other room! LOL

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    Except, by the time they got done, you'd probably have a pretty little pile of chalk dust jbs! :lol:

    Doesn't bother me to sharpen chalk, but I never liked writing on a blackboard. ~~~~s~h~i~v~e~r~~~~ :mrgreen:

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    I bought the Fons and Porter chalk marker, works fine for straight lines but not well for curves. I have the pounce and like it very much. I did learn that you can use corn starch in the pounce when you run out of chalk. Cheaper.

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    Cinnamon works well in a pounce bag as well, I also save soap that gets worn down to very thin and it works great on dark fabrics as well. When it looses it's edge I just keep turning till edge is gone and get me another thin piece, when there is no edge left. I make sure I clean my machine out well after using cinnamon , and the smell is an added bonus, for me anyway.

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    all good suggestions. I just bought the ones from Fons and Porter, but haven't tried them out yet.

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    Hi!> I have a set of these chalk markers. Bought them at a JoAnn's in New Jersey

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    Got mine at JoAnns too, took advantage of the 50% off coupons I had, the fabric was already on sale.

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