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Thread: Dark fabric and stencil marking?

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    Junior Member Ladybugnana's Avatar
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    Hi ladies, I am having a problem. I have several quilts with dark borders that I want to stencil a quilting pattern on but I can't find anything that will show up so that I can see it to see on my machine. I know I am half blind but this is getting frustrating. What do you use and do you like it?

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    I just did a search online and found this

    http://www.miraclechalk.com/how_to.htm

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    I just talked to connief on this site and she posted the link below for you

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    there ia also a marking pen that turn white on dark fabs but the fabs should be washed first...
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    wow, thanks connief lots of knowledge! I learn something everyday on this site

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    O I just bought a Clover white iron off pen at my quilt shop to mark my DD bow t. tote. It has a red bottom and lots of black. The pen was absolutely awesome!! I saw them at Joanns too. When you mark, you have to give it a minute to dry and ta da! There are the lines!

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    Wow, thanks for the information. I learn all kinds of new things on this site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by knlsmith
    O I just bought a Clover white iron off pen at my quilt shop to mark my DD bow t. tote. It has a red bottom and lots of black. The pen was absolutely awesome!! I saw them at Joanns too. When you mark, you have to give it a minute to dry and ta da! There are the lines!

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    For my darks, I use either a white or silver pencil. They've always washed out for me. I got mine at JoAnn's. Check out their sewing area, as well as their quilting area, because a lot of times the same type of items are there for less $$$$. Go figure!! :-D :-D

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    years aago they used a sliver of white soap to mark. what about tailers chalk? never used it myself, i have some that was given to me by a neighbor who used to sew cothes,have yet to try it.

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    I have the white pencil. I have to have my patience securely in hand when I go to do this. Because I have to press hard and frequently go over it several times before I can see it well. I love the idea of a pen except I am left handed and would smudge it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tkhooper
    I have the white pencil. I have to have my patience securely in hand when I go to do this. Because I have to press hard and frequently go over it several times before I can see it well. I love the idea of a pen except I am left handed and would smudge it.
    Speaking as a leftie myself (except I've learnt to use either hand for most things)... when I draw or mark with my left, I go from right to left. No words to form, so the direction doesn't matter; so, no smudging. Just an idea... :-)

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    Fons & Porter's white mechancial pencil is really good too

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    wow, thanks connief lots of knowledge! I learn something everyday on this site
    thanks so much Connie.

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    Thank you ladies for all the ideas! I really appreciate it!

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    The pouncer works well also. It's chalk in an eraser looking thing. You "pounce" over the stencil and it leaves some chalk on your quilt top.

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    I recently used soap and it worked great. The end of a used bar is best, something hard. I cut slivers off mine to make a finer line.

    Easy to wash out, too :wink:

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