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Old 08-30-2012, 05:40 AM
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Recently someone shared a picture of a beautiful quilt and told how she couldn't get the chalk marks off it. Just yesterday I got together with a couple of friends. One was quilting on my Avante and the other had brought books she'd just gotten in the mail. One of them was a book full of tips from Fons and Porter and as I scanned through it - guess what? There it was - use a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser!!!!! Since we had marked the quilt with chalk we tried it out (dry) and it worked! The tip suggested dampening it but we did not. Sure hope the maker of that lovely quilt sees this and that it will work for her.

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Old 08-30-2012, 06:11 AM
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Thanks, that might have been me. Even if it wasn't I did the same thing...and yes the yellow is still in the quilt. I've bee afraid to do anything to it for fear of totally ruining the quilt.
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Old 08-30-2012, 06:12 AM
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Is it the chalk you are using? I use plain old colored chalk from the stationary dept. It brushes right off ussually.If not a quick wash and it's gone. I do have a problem with it lasting, so I mark areas at a time as I work
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Old 08-30-2012, 06:31 AM
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Thanks for a good tip! I got one of those Magic erasers recently and thought: now why did I get that?
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Old 08-30-2012, 06:42 AM
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I used a blue chalkoner to just quilt the spine of a feather. That blue got stitched right into the quilt. Unluckily for me, it was a customer quilt. She washed it about 4 times...still a faint blue there. It was for her son and she said he would never notice if she didnt' tell him. I won't use that to mark a quilt again. I mostly freehand or use pantos, but I have used a grey/silver chalk pencil with good luck.
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Old 08-30-2012, 07:21 AM
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I'm using yellow chalk on a dark quilt and the dry Magic Eraser is working well. This is my first marked quilt so I was apprehensive, but it seems okay so far.
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