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Thread: Marking on a quilt

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    Senior Member LovinMySoldier's Avatar
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    I would like to mark some lines on my quilt to attempt some quilting. My quilt is black and white. But I also have just WOW in it as well. I have read horror stories on here about people not being able to get things to wash out and ruining a quilt. Does anyone have a suggestion of what I should use? Thanks!

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    I use stencils and a pounce pad or a Dritz disappearing pen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlehud
    I use stencils and a pounce pad or a Dritz disappearing pen.
    Pounce pad? never heard of this? Have you always had good luck with the Dritz pen?

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    I use slim Chaco Liners.

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    I just looked up the pounce pad. It says you just rub it over the stencil and it chalks the design? Sounds pretty simple. how well does chalk work? Does it smear and smudge very easy. Thanks for the help!

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    I've heard a sliver of bar soap works well. Use the dress maker pens, chalk, have the pounce but haven't tried it yet. I've used ink pens but not suppose to. Lol

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    I use the pounce pad with the miracle powder. It is a chalk that disappears when you iron it. It stays on nicely while you are quilting your top. If you have any questions just ask.

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    I use watercolor pencils on darker fabrics. Most of the markings rub off after a while and they wash out.

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    I use a Hera Marking Tool by Clover. It doesn't bleed or leave residue. It's only limitations is that it will only do straight lines and curves. You can't use it with a stencil and you have to pretty much mark and sew.Other than that I use the Quilt Pounce by Hancy.

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    me too and if you don't want to wash the whole quilt will come off very easily with a damp cloth
    Quote Originally Posted by Borntohandquilt
    I use watercolor pencils on darker fabrics. Most of the markings rub off after a while and they wash out.

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    I use the Hera marking tool or water soluable artist quality pencils for my hand quilting. I also use masking tape for straight lines.

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    I use a clover chaco liner or painter's tape (the blue kind). I only do straight line quilting.

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    I like to draw my design on paper, copy it onto Sulky Solvy with crayola washable markers, pin it to the fabric then quilt. When it's done, I cut away the bulky areas and the rest disolves in the wash. It's clear, so you can see thru it, which is nice. This way, you don't have to worry that it won't come out of the fabric.

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    I use Pilot Friction pens from Walgreens or Office supply stores. You can either use the end and use like eraser or you can put the iron to it and it will dissappear. We purchased them at a quilt show and then found them for half the price at Walgreens.

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    also test on your scraps first!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan
    also test on your scraps first!!
    Did you have a problem with yours? I have used mine on several different fabrics and had no problem.

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    I use Chaco also. I tried the pounce and threw it in the garbage. It is too messy, especially trying to store it between uses.
    The Chaco is great.

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    Well I went to Joanns yesterday and they really had a poor selection of choices. I ended up buying a disappearing pen. Worked great on all the white fab and areas with white. But on the black fab it doesnt show up at all. It is purple and I thought it might but no go lol. If I get a chance this weekend I may go to my lqs and see what they have. I may try the chaco liners. Several people seem to like those. Thank you for the help ladies

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    Quote Originally Posted by LovinMySoldier
    Well I went to Joanns yesterday and they really had a poor selection of choices. I ended up buying a disappearing pen. Worked great on all the white fab and areas with white. But on the black fab it doesnt show up at all. It is purple and I thought it might but no go lol. If I get a chance this weekend I may go to my lqs and see what they have. I may try the chaco liners. Several people seem to like those. Thank you for the help ladies
    Is the purple marker dissappearing ink?

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    Quote Originally Posted by featherweight
    Quote Originally Posted by LovinMySoldier
    Well I went to Joanns yesterday and they really had a poor selection of choices. I ended up buying a disappearing pen. Worked great on all the white fab and areas with white. But on the black fab it doesnt show up at all. It is purple and I thought it might but no go lol. If I get a chance this weekend I may go to my lqs and see what they have. I may try the chaco liners. Several people seem to like those. Thank you for the help ladies
    Is the purple marker dissappearing ink?
    Yeah it is. It said it would disappear within 24-48 hours. Its been about 20 and every single mark is gone! It also said it would come out with water. I tried that too. Worked like a charm!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LovinMySoldier
    Quote Originally Posted by featherweight
    Quote Originally Posted by LovinMySoldier
    Well I went to Joanns yesterday and they really had a poor selection of choices. I ended up buying a disappearing pen. Worked great on all the white fab and areas with white. But on the black fab it doesnt show up at all. It is purple and I thought it might but no go lol. If I get a chance this weekend I may go to my lqs and see what they have. I may try the chaco liners. Several people seem to like those. Thank you for the help ladies
    Is the purple marker dissappearing ink?
    Yeah it is. It said it would disappear within 24-48 hours. Its been about 20 and every single mark is gone! It also said it would come out with water. I tried that too. Worked like a charm!
    My problem with that is is I get busy with something and do not get right back to it. It is gone and I have to remark everything again. I like the Pilot Friction pen you buy at Walgreens or Office supply . You mark it and when you are done press the marks with a iron and poof, they are gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LovinMySoldier
    Well I went to Joanns yesterday and they really had a poor selection of choices. I ended up buying a disappearing pen. Worked great on all the white fab and areas with white. But on the black fab it doesnt show up at all. It is purple and I thought it might but no go lol. If I get a chance this weekend I may go to my lqs and see what they have. I may try the chaco liners. Several people seem to like those. Thank you for the help ladies
    I think they have a silver pen to use on dark cloth...not sure, though.

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    Try a shiver of soap on the dark areas. Works great.

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    Blue painter tape works great for straight lines. Becareful with disappearing pens since they can be finicky depending on the weather. I tried once and first it disappeard too fast and they not fast enough. I use dressmaker chalk avaliable at Joann's and that come out easily but not make a fine line. Am taking a FMQ class soon so will post what teacher recommends.

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    I read about some kind of disappearing pen that disappeared, but somehow the marks came back again later.

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