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Thread: Marking Quilts

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    Senior Member Dreaming's Avatar
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    Who could tell me the best ways to mark a quilt? Any help would be appreciated.

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    A little more information would be needed to answer your question.

    In marking a quilt, are you meaning to actually mark a design on it to follow, they have pens/pencils out that you use templates with to mark a design to follow to quilt or make up your design. The pen/pencil markings will wash out or depending on the type will disappear.

    So marking quilts for what?

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    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-14864-1.htm see if this link will answer your questions.

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    I've used various methods to mark my quilt tops for quilting. I've used Golden Threads paper with the design drawn on it; have also used a product called Quilt on a Roll - not sure if this is the correct title - but it is paper with adhesive strips and the pattern pre-printed. The only drawback to these two methods is the task of picking out all the paper when you are finished!

    I just ordered a product made by Bohin called a transfer veil and pen - which looks like it may work nicely for marking a pattern. Hope this helps!

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    For dark fabric, my favorite is a sliver of used white bar soap.

    I tried using translucent paper once, sewing the design through the paper, but did not like all the tiny pieces of paper I had to pick out of the stitching afterwards. A different type of paper might work better, but I've stayed away from that method ever since.

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    I use a quilter's silver pencil for dark fabrics and a fine, hard-lead pencil (art pencil) for light fabrics.

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    I mark mine for quilting with a pounce pad and a stencil.

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    I usually use a white chaco liner but I have an older one-I think I read some of the new ones don't come out easily. I have a yellow one that I bought recently and tested it and I couldn't get it to brush out like I can the white. I've used tape but I don't like it.

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