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Thread: Favorite pencil or pen to mark for quilting?

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    Junior Member rosemary128's Avatar
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    As a beginner, I'd like to do some free motion quilting, but feel the need to mark out some guidelines before starting.

    I would love to know what types/brands of fabric pencils or pens have worked the best for you? Any tips/techniques? I am interested in those which do not require washing to remove - perhaps a disappearing pen or something that will rub away easily. :?:

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    I buy the EZ International at my fabric store. It is purple and disappears after a few hours. Gives me enough time to work with it. To mark my stencils I use a pouch pad. It irons off.

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    Junior Member rosemary128's Avatar
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    Thanks, littlehud. Does the EZ International always disappear - or should I test it beforehand?

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    I use Quilt Pounce by Nancy and templates to mark my quilts for quilting. It's nice stuff, you just iron it off when you are through quilting. It beats having to draw all those lines

    Here's a link to what I use:

    www.fulllinestencil.com


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    Junior Member rosemary128's Avatar
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    Thanks! When I find the time to go to the store, I'm going to try out the disappearing pen since I'm going to freehand some stippling or loop-dee-loops. When I get fancy with stencils, I'm going to use the iron-away pouncer you've all mentioned. Thanks much!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rosemary128
    Thanks, littlehud. Does the EZ International always disappear - or should I test it beforehand?
    The first time I used it I marked a little heavy. I was afraid it wouldn't fade away. It took a little longer (about two days ) but faded fine. I have never had any problems with it.

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    The disappearing ink pen is my favorite also.
    I use pounce sometimes and find if I rub a wet cloth over the area before I pounce the chalk sticks better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose Marie
    The disappearing ink pen is my favorite also.
    I use pounce sometimes and find if I rub a wet cloth over the area before I pounce the chalk sticks better.
    Oh, I never thought of the wet cloth before pouncing. I have to try this. Thanks.

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