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Old 10-14-2019, 06:02 AM
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What is the best thing to use to mark a black or dark blue quilt top (other than chalk) that will not disappearing before fmqing?
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Old 10-14-2019, 06:07 AM
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I use this https://www.amazon.com/Dritz-7757-Po.../dp/B001UAKL4Y
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Old 10-14-2019, 08:36 AM
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I save and shave down soap bars when they get too small to use in the shower. Or I use those little bars of soap from hotels.
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Old 10-14-2019, 08:38 AM
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Originally Posted by cindi View Post
I save and shave down soap bars when they get too small to use in the shower. Or I use those little bars of soap from hotels.
What a great idea. And better yet, we all have them laying about. So we can literally "use them all up".
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On dark fabric I do use crayola white chalk and I mark a quilt quarter at a time. It depends on what you want to quilt also. You can use the Golden Threads paper that you quilt through and tear off or if it is a large motif, you can cut a template from freezer paper and iron it to the quilt surface to quilt around.
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Old 10-14-2019, 10:07 AM
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I use Taylor’s chalk. It has a nice sharp edge, makes clear smooth thin lines.
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This is my go-to marking pencil for coloured fabrics - it irons off and I've never had a problem getting it to come off.
https://www.clover-usa.com/en/marking-tools/245-white-ink-marker.html
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wow, white pen that is air erasable. hmmm. but 10 to 30 seconds, would make me a fast quilter. I may try this yet. black is difficult to see marks on.
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Bar soap. It's safe and will wash out.
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Old 10-14-2019, 01:46 PM
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I like Roxanne's pencils: white for dark fabrics, silver on white fabrics. I also use the chalk marker with the tiny wheel when the mark doesn't have to stay on long, because it makes such a fine line.
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