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Old 11-25-2008, 05:03 AM
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Oh no...I don't know how to get it out, but I feel for you and hope you find the answer. You'd think Fons & Porter would be able to let you know...after all... :roll:
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Old 11-25-2008, 06:14 AM
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if you have some more of the fabric, make some "test' patches with the chalk on it and see what works, how the fabric is affected by different cleaners and what cleaner takes the chalk out. Be sure to mark the patches so you know which one's which. That way, you don't experiment on the quilt itself. I would try Formula 409 first. I've used that on fabrics with grease spots and it's never bothered the fabric.
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Old 11-25-2008, 08:34 AM
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Thank you to all for the suggestions.
I have made notes and will be trying things today.
Will let you all know the results.

thanks again, Joy
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Old 11-25-2008, 09:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Moonpi
Did you notice before it went in the dryer? Heat can set some marks.


I have some flat yellow tailors chalk that I am scared to use because it seems waxy.
if that is the flat chalk that is wedge-shaped on two sides and doesn't feel at all like 'chalk' but more like crayons, then i have had good luck using it for dressmaking. that stuff has to be pressed. i know it sounds like the stuff will melt and leave a smear, but i never found that to be true. try it on some scraps. please let us know what your results are. i have all colors and i never thought to use them for marking quilts. of course, i would have to find them first.
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Old 11-25-2008, 09:53 AM
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Try using a clean eraser from a pencil...or a fabric eraser...:)
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Old 11-25-2008, 10:48 AM
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I just use plain white school chalk. I sharpen it in a hand sharpner. When my kids were little I figured out the color stuff stained :D
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Old 11-25-2008, 11:03 AM
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[I am a longarm quilter and designer. the only chalk I use on my quilt tops are General's chalk pencils - white and gray. I also use the air-eraseable pens that you can get at walmat - they disappear in the air.

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Old 11-25-2008, 12:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Christy
[I am a longarm quilter and designer. the only chalk I use on my quilt tops are General's chalk pencils - white and gray. I also use the air-eraseable pens that you can get at walmat - they disappear in the air.

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sometimes i do a scrappy quilt that is SO srappy that there is no one color that WILL show. usually they are dark backgrounds with light bright busy florals all different colors. what to do then? (i do try not to do that anymore.)
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Old 11-25-2008, 04:42 PM
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Originally Posted by butterflywing
Originally Posted by Christy
[I am a longarm quilter and designer. the only chalk I use on my quilt tops are General's chalk pencils - white and gray. I also use the air-eraseable pens that you can get at walmat - they disappear in the air.

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sometimes i do a scrappy quilt that is SO srappy that there is no one color that WILL show. usually they are dark backgrounds with light bright busy florals all different colors. what to do then? (i do try not to do that anymore.)
When I do that..I draw on tracing paper or even toilet paper and pin it to the quilt rather than marking on the quilt itself. It works for me!
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Old 11-25-2008, 05:32 PM
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you need to keep all three marking tools on hand (white & gray chalk, purple air eraseable pen) - use multiple time when needed. If you have a quilt that is that busy - a pantograph is usually the best bet.

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