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Old 04-05-2021, 02:17 PM
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I just bought a HQ Capri quiltilng machine and I want to use rulers. Can anyone recommend a good heat erase pen? I bought a Flexion pen and it was extra fine. The point is so fine that it cuts the fabric when marking. Any brand and preferred color is welcome. Thanks!!
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Old 04-05-2021, 03:08 PM
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Frixion pens I do not recommend for marking anywhere it will be seen. You can get ghost lines on dark fabric after ironing, I like to use regular white school chalk for marking on medium and dark fabrics. Do not use coloured chalk as it can be difficult to remove. Some like the Crayola washable markers but I would test first.
If you are using rulers you can do little marking with just starting and ending points. Watch some of the YouTube videos by Angela Walters or Natalie Bonner.
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I have used the ultra washable Crayola markers, fine tip, on two quilts and both washed out beautifully.
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Old 04-05-2021, 04:04 PM
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I agree with Tartan, don't use the Frixion pens. Even their manufacturer says they're not recommended for fabric.

I use products made specifically for marking on quilts but I always test them first. Be careful about mixing the products, I have a chalk that you swipe over stencils that you remove by ironing, and a chalk pencil that is made permanent by ironing.
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Old 04-05-2021, 05:06 PM
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In February I bought a set of heat erasable gel pens in four colors ( red, black, blue, white) from madamsew on Amazon. I have used them on a number of projects and have had no problems with reappearing lines. The white ink goes on clear and becomes white in a few minutes. The point of the pens is 0.7mm and they draw 0.35mm wide lines. They have a deal to get refills for your pens for just the cost of shipping. They are North Carolina based I found out later. Look them up at madamsew.com. They have a quirky assortment of sewing goods from led lights to wool pressing mats.

Peckish, can you tell me about that chalk you have to swipe over stencils? I have a project that could be useful for. TIA Janie

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Old 04-06-2021, 04:11 AM
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I use Leoni brand. THey have purple "air erasable" and blue that comes out with water. Depending on the humidity, the purple ones may disappear before you get to them, so usually I use the blue, and just spritz with water after I finish a section.
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I use Pounce iron off chalk powder with stencils. Please watch a video of how to use the Pounce. So many get it wrong. It's not what you think. I have picked up several brand new packages of the Pounce and chalk powder from our guild's free table because the user said it didn't work. I saved them all with the names of the people who put them there. I gave a demo at the end of the year how to use it and get it started. Then I gave each person their Pounce back after they were aghast at having given it away. LOL The guild members said it was the best demo surprises ever.
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"]I use Pounce iron off chalk powder with stencils. Please watch a video of how to use the Pounce. So many get it wrong. It's not what you think. I have picked up several brand new packages of the Pounce and chalk powder from our guild's free table because the user said it didn't work. I saved them all with the names of the people who put them there. I gave a demo at the end of the year how to use it and get it started. Then I gave each person their Pounce back after they were aghast at having given it away. LOL The guild members said it was the best demo surprises ever.''

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"I use Pounce iron off chalk powder with stencils. Please watch a video of how to use the Pounce. So many get it wrong. It's not what you think. I have picked up several brand new packages of the Pounce and chalk powder from our guild's free table because the user said it didn't work. I saved them all with the names of the people who put them there. I gave a demo at the end of the year how to use it and get it started. Then I gave each person their Pounce back after they were aghast at having given it away. LOL The guild members said it was the best demo surprises ever.''

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Old 04-06-2021, 08:27 AM
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Originally Posted by janiebakes View Post
Peckish, can you tell me about that chalk you have to swipe over stencils? I have a project that could be useful for. TIA Janie
This is what I've been using. https://www.urbanelementz.com/other-...swipe-set.html

Contrary to what people say about the Pounce brand, I found that I did not have to bang this Miracle Chalk very hard several times to get the chalk to come through the applicator, and it doesn't wipe away or fade after I've stenciled it on.
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