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    What is the best marking "item" for your quilts?

    pounce?
    Pencils?
    tailors chalk?
    soap?
    something else?

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    I prefer soap slivers on dark fabric. Haven't found anything I really like for light fabrics.

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    chalk for dark fabric and disappearing ink markers for lights.

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    I use General Chalk pencils in white or gray. The marks wash out and they are inexpensive. Roxanne's pencils are good marking pencils. Those are the only two I use.

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    soap slivers for dark fabrics, but for light ones, I use chalk, but don't really like to as sometimes the line is still slightly visible even after washing

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    any time you use a pencil with chalk, i recommend wiping as much off after you quilt. Some use cotton t shirt fabric, terry cloth or a soft brush. I like the plastic brush yu get in the pet section of the store. what doesn't come off in the brushing then will wash out easier.

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    I use soap slivers on dark fabric and regular pencil, very lightly, on lights.

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    I use a plain old lead pencil (no.2, I guess)..it isnt too heavy a color, and it washes out (at least I think it does, I never see it later) and its cheap to use. (and I can always find one)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4dogs
    I use a plain old lead pencil (no.2, I guess)..it isnt too heavy a color, and it washes out (at least I think it does, I never see it later) and its cheap to use. (and I can always find one)
    That is what I was taught to use and did for many years, now I tend to use dissappearing markers or water solubles, but sometimes I use my pounce and stencils. Just depends on the fabric I need to mark

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