I use the white chalk also
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I too use slivers of leftover bar soap. When I'm done, a damp washrag removes the markings.
The bar soap is one of my means of transfers, as are the wash-out pens from Wal-Mart. One end is Purple for using and it doesn't last long on the fabric. The Blue end stays until washed. Never had a problem with either.
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This is what I use also. (white marking pen, FINE from Clover)
Last edited by mimiof4; 03-24-2013 at 11:30 AM. Reason: didn't get it finished.