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Thread: Anyone Use a Pounce to Mark Tops??

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    I just used this for the first time last week in my FMQ class. The instructor says that it should be called "Rub" instead of "Pounce" because it actually takes rubbing the applicator across the stencils to make it work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jljack
    I have tried and tried to make mine work, to no avail!!! They make it look so easy at the shows, but I cannot make it work.
    Right there with you on this one! Maybe it's a learning curve. I have read that you should 'rub' with it vs. 'pounce' as the name implies. Haven't tried that yet.

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    Haven't used mine yet. Saw Online when it was suggested u can use coco or cinnamon added to powder or cornstarch to add color. I used painters tape to crosshatch. Used blue marking pen. Came right off with water.

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    I have used it-many people make the mistake of "tapping" the chalk over the stencil-you should just "rub" it across the stencil, and it leaves the mark. Be careful, though, don't do too much at once because as you handle your quilt, it comes off. I also use my Choco liner by Clover and I love that!! I am using it now on my flannel quilt.

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    I have had success with the chalks and ceramic pencils that Hollis recommends in his post. The pounce is supposed to iron off after quilting - however, I'm a bit dubious about the success of that.

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    Yes but was not my favorite, like the little chalk red pen like marker, can get a pretty fine line.

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    After seeing a demonstration somewhere on the Internet last year, I bought a bounce (white). Sadly, like too many of my quilting toys, I've never used it - actually forgot about it til now. Getting ready to quilt a baby quilt, perhaps I'll give pounce a try.
    :>)

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    You may laugh, but I have successfully used kids wash out markers by Crayola to mark quilts. Washes out with no trouble. I do test my fabric first. They have a little heavier line than the blue/purple markers so easier to see

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    The true Pounce comes in white instructions to be removed with iron. I love using pounce with hand quilting I always follow the instructions when finished I iron it off and then the quilt can be washed. I contacted the manufacture when they first came on the market.

    Colors have different information. I would not use on my quilt.

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    Fairly recently, I saw E. Burns using one (or possibly two different ones) on her t.v. show and I was not at all impressed by the markings. I use the little chalk red pen.

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    I've used it and it was ok, other than I could not mark too far ahead or it was gone by the time I got to that area for quilting. I currently like the fine sewline pens that have refills.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LindaM
    I've also seen demos where the quilter was using a foam paint brush instead of the 'pounce' - she had a little container of the chalk, dipped the brush in then ran the chalked brush over the stencil. Looked pretty efficient, but haven't had a chance to try it myself yet!
    That sounds like a plan. I have lots of chalk, but no applicator.

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    we have pounce, the only way it worked was to pounce as you go... no thanks.. i have a stick of quilters soap.. wipes right off....

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    I used the white on the quilt that I just put into my frame to be hand quilted.

    The instructions say to spritz lightly with hair spray to make the marks last longer, which I did.

    I'll let you know how they last.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weezie
    Quote Originally Posted by LindaM
    I've also seen demos where the quilter was using a foam paint brush instead of the 'pounce' - she had a little container of the chalk, dipped the brush in then ran the chalked brush over the stencil. Looked pretty efficient, but haven't had a chance to try it myself yet!
    That sounds like a plan. I have lots of chalk, but no applicator.
    I tried this ONCE...
    VERY MESSY. I won't use it this way again. :( There was blue powder EVERYWHERE!

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    Wow am I glad someone started this thread. I am in process of FMQing a disappearing 89 patch on my mid arm machine (Baby Lok Quilter's Pro). I am using a stencil and here's the problem - some of the fabric is dark and some not. The stencil lines are cut rather narrow which means that any marker I use has to have a fine tip. NOTHING I used worked! I finally found some chalk markers in green and purple which show up ok and I am marking as I go becasue otherwise the chalk rubs off - marking designs for FMQ is turning into a real pain! Quilter's soap doesn't work, the purple soluble marker I have does not darken the lines enough to see, I am hoping the chalk will wash out....is there NOTHING out there that works on both light and dark fabrics, has a narrow point, glides easily, stays put and washes out...geez with all the gadgets the manufacturers have, can't someone come up with an answer? :0

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    I am a long arm quilter and I use the pounce pad with miracle chaulk in it all the time. I pounce the pad in holder on the roller of the machine and then you swipe the pad accross the stencil don't pounce it. it works great for me on any color but white since it is white. It is removed with steam. I have marked the whole quilt and then loaded in the machine and have marked as I went either way works it stays on until you steam it off.
    hope you try it again.

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    I use my pounce pad all the time, and it comes off, you can use a clean paint brush or a piece of batting and it comes off, there is some that irons off. I haven't tried it as it only comes in white.
    Pam Clarke demonstrated a pounce pad at the IMQS showcase in Overland Park. The secret is to make sure you have the rough side of the stencil down and your rub across your stencil not pounce.. When you first fill the container with chalk you need to put it in a plastic bag and beat the pad until the chalk starts coming out of the pad. I did not know all of this and my pouncer layed in a drawer for years. After finding out the correct way to use it, it works fine.. Also you can use a little spray adhesive to hold the stencil in place. Hope this helps, it works for me. Not sure if there is a tut on utube but I will check it out.

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    I have recently gone on a shop hop. In one store they
    demo-ed a pen. As they wrote on the fabric, it just looked like a pen. To erase the marks you just iron them and they disappear. They told us that the pen is heat sensitive, so it shouldn't be left laying where it is hot, or in the sun.
    Haven't tried it yet, but am looking forward to using it.
    The pen is made by Pilot. Name on it is FRI X ION. Cost was $2.95.

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    http://www.daystyledesigns.com/pounce.htm there is a video on u tube on using the pounce pad. Here it is

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    As far as I am concerned, Pounce is a waste of monies. I do like the new iron away pens they have out.

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    I use the pounch when I use my long arm but on smaller things I use a marker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pahappel
    You may laugh, but I have successfully used kids wash out markers by Crayola to mark quilts. Washes out with no trouble. I do test my fabric first. They have a little heavier line than the blue/purple markers so easier to see
    This is what I use all the time with great success, just makesure you get the wash out and not the permanent . You have to be careful as the box looks alike. They come in many colors and wash out great.

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    Particularly on dark fabrics, pouncing the quilting design as I do each "hoopful" works very well for me. Takes a bit of practice but almost any other quilting skill does that, too. piecefully, the old one

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    Quote Originally Posted by aorlflood
    Quote Originally Posted by weezie
    Quote Originally Posted by LindaM
    I've also seen demos where the quilter was using a foam paint brush instead of the 'pounce' - she had a little container of the chalk, dipped the brush in then ran the chalked brush over the stencil. Looked pretty efficient, but haven't had a chance to try it myself yet!
    That sounds like a plan. I have lots of chalk, but no applicator.
    I tried this ONCE...
    VERY MESSY. I won't use it this way again. :( There was blue powder EVERYWHERE!
    Thanks! I guess I won't be buying that foam brush after all.

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