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Old 08-17-2013, 09:12 AM
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I have been wanting to try the chalkboard chalk for marking since I posted about it a bit ago. I had placemats to do so I decided to measure out and mark the grid for the Orange Peel design. I quilted it in and then used a damp facecloth to go over the marks to remove them. It worked very well and I will be using this marking method on my next quilt. I did before and after pictures of the placemat.
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...and after wiping with a damp facecloth and letting it dry.
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Old 08-17-2013, 09:25 AM
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I have been using chalk for a long time. When I'm done I just throw it in the wash. Works great.
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after reading the post the other day I have been shopping for some chalkboard chalk. I have can't find at anywhere. I was sure that it would be in the back to school supply, not. so looking in the office supples no luck but I have not gave up yet. I'm thinking of go with sidewalk chalk, and use sandpaper to get the point.
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Old 08-17-2013, 10:17 AM
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Originally Posted by sweetpea View Post
after reading the post the other day I have been shopping for some chalkboard chalk. I have can't find at anywhere. I was sure that it would be in the back to school supply, not. so looking in the office supples no luck but I have not gave up yet. I'm thinking of go with sidewalk chalk, and use sandpaper to get the point.
I have found it in the Crayola aisle near the card dept at Wal-mart. I tried powdering it and using it in one of the little things with the wheels but I couldn't get it fine enough. Next time I'll just sharpen it and try it that way!
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Old 08-17-2013, 11:33 AM
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I like to use tailor's chalk. It's got a sharper edge than chalkboard chalk. I got mine at Nancy's notions.

http://www.nancysnotions.com/product...s+chalk+set.do
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Originally Posted by sweetpea View Post
after reading the post the other day I have been shopping for some chalkboard chalk. I have can't find at anywhere. I was sure that it would be in the back to school supply, not. so looking in the office supples no luck but I have not gave up yet. I'm thinking of go with sidewalk chalk, and use sandpaper to get the point.
I would be careful using sidewalk chalk, I've had it stain my driveway for days even after a rain.
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Old 08-17-2013, 01:29 PM
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This is what I am using. It was in the Crayola aisle of my Walmart and was about $3? As you can see the make up pencil sharpener works really well for a nice point and there will be enough sticks in this one box to last a loooong time.
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Old 08-17-2013, 01:38 PM
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Thinking of sharpening it just gives me goose bumps on top of goose bump....oooo the sound of it....oooooo
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Old 08-17-2013, 03:50 PM
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Did you use a template to mark? I came across this method awhile back. http://www.ohfransson.com/oh_fransso...grid.html#more
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