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Thread: marking utencils

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    Looking for a good marking pen/pencil for marking fabric to sew quilt together. Any suggestions?? The ones I have don't work that well. Thanks

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    i use frixion by pilot or sewline

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    thanks

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    Careful with the frixon pens they do disappear when friction is used ironing and that but they will show back up if in a cold place. I bought some and discovered it will not work for a car quilt as I tried and after just a minute in the cold the pen marks came back.

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    what kind and brand are you using now. this will help in giving suggestions

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    just using standard marking colored pencils but they don't glide easy on quilt when I'm trying to mark my quiling lines with my ruler.

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    Try using Berol - either white or silver and it does wash out first time it is washed.

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    If it's something you'll wash, Crayola washable markers work pretty well. I have read there are some colors that don't wash out as well as others, green and yellow if I remember right. I used the one with the pale pink cap and it totally washed out.

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    thanks. where would I be able to pick that up?

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    General's Pastel Chalk (a pencil with chalk in it instead of lead) in Dark Grey that I purchased from my LQS.

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    thanks

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    a regular colored pencil shoud be avoided. Most have wax in them and do not wash out. Chalk brushes off. The General Multipastel in white, light grey or dark gray brushes and washes out. When you use any pencil wipe of or erase as much as you can before washing. The new cermaic pencils in white work well with dark fabrics.
    Always test first.

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    I read this earlier today but I had to wait until I got home to respond. I only use Sanford Verithin pencils in Metallic Silver. I read about these pencils a few years ago in a quilt magazine. They are wonderful. I used to buy them at my LQS (she no longer sells them) but I recently bought them at my local college bookstore. They are not "quilting pencils". I use an eyebrow pencil sharpener to sharpen them. I have many other types and brands, but these are the best. I only use that color, even on very light fabrics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fabric_fancy
    i use frixion by pilot or sewline
    From prior threads and people's great reviews on the frixion pens, I bought a package which contained a red, black, and blue......and I love them :thumbup:

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    thanks. Do they wash out easy?

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    where do you buy the ceramic pencils?


    Quote Originally Posted by Holice
    a regular colored pencil shoud be avoided. Most have wax in them and do not wash out. Chalk brushes off. The General Multipastel in white, light grey or dark gray brushes and washes out. When you use any pencil wipe of or erase as much as you can before washing. The new cermaic pencils in white work well with dark fabrics.
    Always test first.

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