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Marking with chalk pounce pad

Old 09-22-2018, 04:38 PM
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Default Marking with chalk pounce pad

Hi - would be interested to hear of experiences in using the Chalk pounce pad - I would like a safe method to mark grids/stencils on a customers quilt however I am concerned to do this as it may leave a residue or faint marks, however thought chalk may be the safest way....thank you in advance! ��

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Old 09-22-2018, 04:56 PM
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I have used pounce. The white chalk washed out fine - seems like I had trouble with the blue chalk washing out

What keeps me from using the pounce is that it wipes off before I get through all of my sections of quilting.

Currently my favorite method is using the crayola washable markers. They wash out well.

Marking with the pounce is quicker but the markers don't wipe off
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Old 09-22-2018, 05:26 PM
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I love the white Miracle Chalk pounce. Used with a stencil, it's fast, and makes an easy to see line. I once had trouble getting out the blue chalk, so I don't use that at all anymore. I never did get it all out.

About the only other things I use for marking are a chaco liner (a tube with a tiny wheel that dispenses a super fine line of chalk) and Roxanne's white and silver pencils. All these are safe, none will damage cotton fibers over future decades. I don't want to spend so much time and money creating something then chance it falling apart in the future where lines were marked with damaging chemicals. So I'm very conservative with marking tools.
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Old 09-22-2018, 06:08 PM
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There is a pounce chalk that disappears with ironing. I have not tried it but it might be an option. There are also water and air disappearing markers available.
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Old 09-22-2018, 08:46 PM
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To keep the chalk from disappearing before you finish quilting give it light shot of hair spray.

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Old 09-23-2018, 01:56 AM
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As with any marking method Always test in an inconspicuous area first to make sure it will come out. Sometimes what worked before doesn’t work next time. Always test first. If your customer used starch, sizing, fabric softener, whatever - it can have an impact on what easily comes off or what seems to want to stay.
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Old 09-23-2018, 12:32 PM
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One thing I found with a chalk pounce pad is that you need good ventilation while using it! I did not like breathing in the fine dust it creates.
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Old 09-23-2018, 02:58 PM
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Default Thank you to all responded

I really appreciate your responses! 💐
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Old 09-23-2018, 04:58 PM
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I bought the magic pounce pad and iron off chalk from the company at the quilt show. It has it's pros and cons.

Pros: It doesn't "bounce" off while stitching
Cons: Either I'm doing something wrong or it is MESSY. Whew!
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Old 09-23-2018, 05:35 PM
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If I am not mistaken the white pounce washes off but the blue one irons off. I bought them years ago at a quilt show and what I personally found out was that it did disappear so I only worked on a quadrant of the quilt at a time but I used predominantly the blue one and just ironed it off. I didn't have any problems but definitely don't use it often.
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