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Thread: Pencil for needle turn appliqué?

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    Senior Member Blinky's Avatar
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    Someone was telling me today about a chaulk type pencil that they used to go around their freezer paper appliqué piece and it keeps it from fraying. She couldn't remember the name....she said it wasn't Roxanne. She said you go around the freezer paper with this pencil (it's white) and then you heat set it with an iron which hardens it. This keeps the edges from fraying while needle turning the appliqué piece. Does anyone know the name of the pencil she was talking about?

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    haven't heard of this but will be watching for an answer.

    Pat

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    Thanks Pat...ate you an appliqué fan? Looking forward to an answer....

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    I'm pretty sure it's Clover Fabric Folding Pen. I haven't used one but I read good reviews about it.

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    Does it wash out after it's appliqued?
    I mean, does it stay hard? Does it show through the fabric?
    It sounds interesting, I'm also waiting for a good answer.

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    I bet it is the fabric folding pen, Bella.....thank you! Will see if anyone thinks differently......

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    I'm with Ramona on this. Waiting for some more info for our more learned quilters.

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    I just googled Clover Fabric Folding Pen, and that's it, at the amazingly low price of $11.00, with new reviews and not enough info to answer our questions. Hopefully someone has used it..

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    if you type "fabric folding pen" you will get a good description of it.

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    Thank you! I knew you would come through! Will definitely try this pen if one of our more experienced appliquers doesn't come through :lol:

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    Going to the Sarasota quilt show tomorrow, maybe some of the vendors will have some........... hope so!
    Quote Originally Posted by FQ Stash Queen
    I just googled Clover Fabric Folding Pen, and that's it, at the amazingly low price of $11.00, with new reviews and not enough info to answer our questions. Hopefully someone has used it..

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    Cool Whinnytoo....keep us updated. The way this lady talked you heat set it with an iron and it made the fabric stiff and it would be easy to fold your appliqué under and not fray.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blinky
    Someone was telling me today about a chaulk type pencil that they used to go around their freezer paper appliqué piece and it keeps it from fraying. She couldn't remember the name....she said it wasn't Roxanne. She said you go around the freezer paper with this pencil (it's white) and then you heat set it with an iron which hardens it. This keeps the edges from fraying while needle turning the appliqué piece. Does anyone know the name of the pencil she was talking about?
    I have that the clover pen and it is a clear liquid not chalk. I haven't used it yet and it doesn't mention anything about preventing fraying so I don't think that is what your person was talking about. I'm going to watch this to see if anyone comes up with it--sounds like something else I'll be spending my money on :cry:

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    I do alot of needle turn, so this sounds interesting. I'll let you all know
    Quote Originally Posted by Blinky
    Cool Whinnytoo....keep us updated. The way this lady talked you heat set it with an iron and it made the fabric stiff and it would be easy to fold your appliqué under and not fray.

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    I found the Clover pen on eBay for around 8.00 with shipping and just ordered two of them...sure hope it works :0). Here is the link :
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Clover-Fabric-Fo...1#ht_500wt_689

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