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    Marking quilt tools

    What's the best tool for marking blocks with straight lines. I have deep plum color fabric. Thanks for any advice.

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    I'm a new convert to the white Ceramic Pencil.
    It also comes in charcoal.
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    Use a sliver of soap. Cheap and you've already got it in the bathroom!

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    Ceramic pencil and Multi Pastel chalk pencils in light grey and white

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    Depends how you are quilting. For hand and DSM quilting I use painters tape. On the DSM after quilting the first line I use a seam guage adaptor for the subsequent lines. For hand, I use my ruler and reposition the tape. For LA I use the chaco liner in white and a cutting ruler. http://www.amazon.com/s?ie=UTF8&page...Achaco%20liner For dark fabrics. Blue water soluble pen for light.

    NOte of caution, have had bad luck with the colored varieties embedding in my thread so I stick with white only.

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    Chalk! I am so tired of the marking pens running out or not showing up on a certain color.
    Chalk comes in many colors.

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    ​I have my Fons & Porter chalk pump pencil for marking on dark fabrics. For marking straight lines, when possible, I use painter's tape.

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    I use a chaco liner. I've had it since the 80s or maybe longer. I finally ran out recently and refilled it with corn starch. It doesn't work quite as well as the chalk but it's cheap so for now, that's what I'm using.

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    I use painters tape. the blue stuff. It sticks well and can be reused and doesn't leave any marks

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    If you are machine quilting, I use a Clover hera marker for marking lines . They use to sell them at JAF but I don't know if they still do. If your want to see what one looks like, then do a search on eBay. I am certain someone has a picture. Painter tape is also easy but remember you always want to reference from you center starting line to make sure you are still accurate with your spacing.
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    Thanks, all. I just want to be sure it comes off!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cindi View Post
    Use a sliver of soap. Cheap and you've already got it in the bathroom!
    this is what i use also
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    I am a huge fan of painters tape... inexpensive, easy to remove/reposition. I use rolls and rolls of the stuff. Its a staple in my quilters pantry.

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    Painters tape works well.

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    i like the pounce for darker fabrics...irons off

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