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Thread: Anyone Use a Pounce to Mark Tops??

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    Quote Originally Posted by JanetM
    "Pounce" is a terrible word for describing this product. You need to rub it (swipe it) over the stencil for it to deposit the chalk. The only time you pounce it is to load it up with the chalk. There is a new powder that is ironed off. I saw it demonstated at the quilt show.
    I agree, they really should have come up with a better name. I used the white one that has to be ironed off when longarm quilting and it worked well.

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    I have used both the white and blue pounce. The white comes off with the heat of a steam iron and stays on long enought to quilt the quilt. I used the blue on white fabric and it did not come out completely when I ironed it; however, I have not washed the quilt. Like both of them.

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    I have used the iron off powder and it seems to work just fine. Just my experience.

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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.
    I just buy the cheapest notebook paper I can find (tears away easy, usually from the dollar store) and draw my lines on it, pin it to the quilt, and follow the lines. I am new at this so I use what works.

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    I tried it. Did not like it. To messy & it came off the fabric.

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    Murphy is adorable!

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    Quote Originally Posted by winterfun
    I have it and love it.! Only a couple of things I do. Iron the quilt first then spray with hairspray it will hold the chalk on your quilt till you get to it. Never Iron the chalk unless it says its ok as you will set it your quilt. I know that someone else said it but will say it again you rub not pounce! Hope this helps.
    I have four packages of white pounce in my sewing room and on top of the package pounce on iron off. Instructions from the Manufacture remove with hot iron before washing your quilt.

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    I used the blue pounce on a yellow fabric and it DOES NOT come out unless you wash the quilt. Since the patches on my quilt were done by my grandmother almost 100 years ago - I was not going to wash it. So.. ended up scrubbing it off with OXY Clean. Since the border was new fabric, I could do that. Thank goodness I didn't use pounce on the old patches. Have not used it since.

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    I would always take my quilting along with me while staying with my husband while he was taking treatments,and I needed something to mark my quilts,when an elderly lady told me to use the small bars of soap from the motel room , It worked so well I have used it from then on. Also smells great !

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    I have used the white Pounce and can only pounce and quilt right away or it disappears. I do small sections at a time when I use it at all. When the sales ladies shows the pounce they only mark a small piece of fabric, then iron it to make it disappear. They are not storing the quilt or working on it for long periods of time.

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    I used a pounce with white chalk and really liked it. Just marked a section at a time, quilted, then continued. Mine is like a chalk board eraser, just slide it over the stencil, "Pounce" seems like a misnomer. Don't know about the colored chalk. Good luck and happy quilting.

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    How do you get the chalk pencils to come out of the fabric? I don't know the kind but I have the pencil that you can change the chalk by pushing the top and insert the chalk in the end like an ink pen. I can't get the color lines to come out. Haven't tried actual washing.

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    I learned to do the dusting method before my teen yrs. (I'm almost 60 now) It worked using the dust powder for a plumb line. Like in the hardware store. Ok you put quilts in a long frame then for hand work and you pierced the paper pattern and marked as you went along. So down the length of the frame and quilt or each block. These chalks come in pale pink and pale blue and do wash out or rub off. I'm not sure you all would like it with today's methods.

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    I think that is only the white that irons off, I got the blue and it said to wash it out. I haven't used it yet, and not sure that I will

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    This may be a dumb question, but doesn't ironing the quilt AFTER it is quilted, flatten the "pouffiness"?? I have never ironed a quilt once sandwiched. Can you just hold the iron over the top, not pressing, and hit the steam button to erase the marks on iron-off chalk?

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    Quote Originally Posted by majormom
    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
    Are these actually crayons or are they markers? This is a very interesting concept that I would like to try. I've always had trouble seeing my markings especially on quilts with busily patterned fabrics like the one I am now quilting. However, the backing of the quilt is muslin, and so I am quilting on the backside of the quilt just so I can see my markings. I am using a Sewline Ceramic pen in turquoise.
    They are markers. They're inexpensive and I've always been able to find a color that showed up on any fabric. Sometimes on a large quilt I use more than one color and they get very colorful, but it's quick, easy and cheap

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    Quote Originally Posted by majormom
    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
    Are these actually crayons or are they markers? This is a very interesting concept that I would like to try. I've always had trouble seeing my markings especially on quilts with busily patterned fabrics like the one I am now quilting. However, the backing of the quilt is muslin, and so I am quilting on the backside of the quilt just so I can see my markings. I am using a Sewline Ceramic pen in turquoise.
    They are markers. They're inexpensive and I've always been able to find a color that showed up on any fabric. Sometimes on a large quilt I use more than one color and they get very colorful, but it's quick, easy and cheap

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    I have a Bernina with the stitch regulator attachment and they warned us that it would not work with the powder. It interferes with the reading of the stitches. Besides, I found it messy!

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    I just use the white and gray quilting pencils and they do just fine for me. I don't think I care for the mess the powder that the pounce would probably make. Mary

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    Wow, six of one half a dozen of the other. Not sure if I want to try one or stick to a #3 pencil which are hard to find. #2 pencils are what is sold in most stores and is a softer lead which does smear much easier.
    We were alsways required in grade school to use a #3 and that what my Grams' ladies quilting group used to mark their quilts. Think I will stick to that.
    Thanks for all teh tips though, I will keep them in mind.

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    Doesn't ironing after quilting flatten the quilt?

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