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Thread: Have you used Pounce and stencils to mark your quilt??

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    Have you used Pounce and stencils to mark your quilt??

    I am preparing to machine quilt a quilt, finally finished piecing the crazy thing. It has a lot of black in it, so I am wondering if the Pounce method would work well for marking my quilt. I usually use either disappearing pen or washable. Don't think they will show up on the black at all.

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    I use it at times but I found for me it is better to mark small areas at a time as the chalk seems to wear off as I manipulate the quilt under the machine. It does show up well on black.
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    I have wondered the same thing. I've thought about using it but haven't so far. I tried using the "press and seal" wrap but it kept causing my thread to break. I ended up tracing the stencil onto some really old stationary and quilted that way. The paper was so old, it tore off real easy.

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    Someone said to spray lightly on the quilt with water (mist) and then use the pounce. Also, make sure you swipe across and don't just pound it up and down.

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    I have used it several times and as said, do small areas at a time but it worked very well for me. Has helped me to learn to meander and don't need to use it now!

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    I'll have to try dampening the fabric, because it didn't work well for me at all...

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    I use the iron off white pounce whenever my fabric is dark enough to allow it. I mark a section or swath at a time. It is so much faster to mark this way and so much easier to remove than the markers. I have not had a problem with it coming off but do not mark the entire quilt at once.

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    I use and love the white powder. I no longer use the blue since I once couldn't remove all the blue marks.

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    Try using a small foam paint brush to apply the powder instead of pouncing...I am a long armer and it works much better
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    Quote Originally Posted by DianneK View Post
    Try using a small foam paint brush to apply the powder instead of pouncing...I am a long armer and it works much better
    I took a class from Craftsy and she recommended the foam paint brush. Now I use it all the time.

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