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    Have brain injury.
    Am cutting out sewing pattern.
    fabric is dark fleece...how do I mark the dots of the pattern onto the dark fleece. I don't have any type of chalk markers.

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    Can you mark it with pins? Either straight pins or safety pins?

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    White-out, flour, baking soda ? just thinking out loud.....

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    Could you make notches in the seam allowance with scissors?

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    ?bar of soap?beeswax? pab

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    Make tailor tacks with white thread: thread a needle with a long piece of white thread and have the ends even. Take a stitch thru pattern and fabric at the dot on the paper pattern make a second stitch but leave a loop about 1 1/2 inches on top cut the thread even with apex of loop. Carefully cut the apex of the loop and remove the paper pattern. Gently pull the fabric pieces apart being careful not to lose the thread. Snip between the two pieces of fabric leaving equal amounts of thread on each piece and Voila!! you have a tailor's tack marking your cut out fabric. Hope this helps.

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    Do you have regular chalkboard chalk or sidewalk chalk? I dot of solid deodorant would also work.

    I like the thread tack suggestion. I usually fake it and use pins or cut notches if they are along the edge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by auntmag
    Make tailor tacks with white thread: thread a needle with a long piece of white thread and have the ends even. Take a stitch thru pattern and fabric at the dot on the paper pattern make a second stitch but leave a loop about 1 1/2 inches on top cut the thread even with apex of loop. Carefully cut the apex of the loop and remove the paper pattern. Gently pull the fabric pieces apart being careful not to lose the thread. Snip between the two pieces of fabric leaving equal amounts of thread on each piece and Voila!! you have a tailor's tack marking your cut out fabric. Hope this helps.
    YEAH...and the winner is auntmag :)
    I never would have thought of this...thanks everyone :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by auntmag
    Make tailor tacks with white thread: thread a needle with a long piece of white thread and have the ends even. Take a stitch thru pattern and fabric at the dot on the paper pattern make a second stitch but leave a loop about 1 1/2 inches on top cut the thread even with apex of loop. Carefully cut the apex of the loop and remove the paper pattern. Gently pull the fabric pieces apart being careful not to lose the thread. Snip between the two pieces of fabric leaving equal amounts of thread on each piece and Voila!! you have a tailor's tack marking your cut out fabric. Hope this helps.

    Fantastic will have to remember this!!!
    :D

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    chalk or sopa sharpened to a point works for me.

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    I learned how to make tailor tacks in 8th grade home ec- never used them. Learned how to make popovers too. Teacher was named Mrs. Lovely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptquilts
    I learned how to make tailor tacks in 8th grade home ec- never used them. Learned how to make popovers too. Teacher was named Mrs. Lovely.
    Isn't it funny what we remember from our past???

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    I use bar soap a lot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptquilts
    I learned how to make tailor tacks in 8th grade home ec- never used them. Learned how to make popovers too. Teacher was named Mrs. Lovely.
    LOL Our Home Ec teacher had the same name :D:D:D

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    Write it down and stick on a bullentin board for future use.

    Happy New Year to all.

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    Great tips!

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    I keep a bar of Ivory in my sewing room and with a knife cut off slivers to use for marking dark fabrics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by auntmag
    Make tailor tacks with white thread: thread a needle with a long piece of white thread and have the ends even. Take a stitch thru pattern and fabric at the dot on the paper pattern make a second stitch but leave a loop about 1 1/2 inches on top cut the thread even with apex of loop. Carefully cut the apex of the loop and remove the paper pattern. Gently pull the fabric pieces apart being careful not to lose the thread. Snip between the two pieces of fabric leaving equal amounts of thread on each piece and Voila!! you have a tailor's tack marking your cut out fabric. Hope this helps.
    Good idea. Chalk marks don't stay well on fleece anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by auntmag
    Make tailor tacks with white thread: thread a needle with a long piece of white thread and have the ends even. Take a stitch thru pattern and fabric at the dot on the paper pattern make a second stitch but leave a loop about 1 1/2 inches on top cut the thread even with apex of loop. Carefully cut the apex of the loop and remove the paper pattern. Gently pull the fabric pieces apart being careful not to lose the thread. Snip between the two pieces of fabric leaving equal amounts of thread on each piece and Voila!! you have a tailor's tack marking your cut out fabric. Hope this helps.
    I always use tailor tacks. It's nice and accurate.

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    look at all the ideas

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    What about soap it should wash out

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    In home ec we learned to make tailor's tacks using a needle & doubled thread. You take a couple stitches (loose) leaving a loop and tail. Then pull up & cut leaving another tail. Then cut your loop. If you're doing a double layer, gently separate your pieces & snip the threads between the layers making sure you leave enough where it won't pull out easily

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    I still turn to soap slivers frequently. I made a pair of pull up fleece pants and found that the soap did the best job.

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    Will white - out be OK if you are careful with it?

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    I was also going to say to use tailor's tacks.

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