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Thread: pounce pad and chalk

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    pounce pad and chalk

    Is $35 a lot to pay for the pad and 2 ounces of chalk powder ?
    I can't find this in my area of Canada and this is the Amazon price for the package (includes taxes and customs duties).
    Is there another place where I could order it and not pay so much?
    It is an iron-off type...does that work well?
    Is there a substitute I can use instead of the powder?
    I am doing a circular pattern and using a stencil. I traced the pattern and needle-punched holes at intervals. I used the disappearing blue pencil to mark dots.I am doing it on scrappy fabrics and the
    blue pencil doesn't show up enough on the darker fabrics. The purple pencil disappears too soon.
    Thanks.

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    Have you tried school chalk? I sometimes use that for marking, you know the kind kids use on a blackboard, brushes off easily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by notmorecraft View Post
    Have you tried school chalk? I sometimes use that for marking, you know the kind kids use on a blackboard, brushes off easily.
    Yes, I do. I want some powdered kind. I pin the stencil to the top and I could shake the powder onto the stencil and then remove stencil when finished. The powder would fill in the punched holes.
    Suppose I could shave up some of the chalk sticks but, even the thought of that is giving me cold shivers.
    Should try to con one of the family into doing it!!!

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    How about using talc powder

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    It sounds like you are working on dark fabrics. Are you quilting on a long arm, DSM or hand? I would try a few sample blocks and see what will last from a powder stand point, flour, corn starch may give it a try to see what will wash off afterwards.
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    If you are in Canada, Hamels fabric in Chilliwack BC has online shopping. I purchased my pounce from them. I hope it's ok to put a link here for you. http://store.hamelsfabrics.com/store...360&page_id=17

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    Just sent you a PM.

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    In the multiple threads for "what have you wasted good money on" the pounce system is pretty high on the list Just saying.

    I have a pink and white ones of these, the pink shows up on light fabrics, the white on darks
    http://www.amazon.com/Clover-469-Y-C...r+chalk+marker. there is a fine spoked wheel for writing with.

    Right now I'm using a sewline chalk pen like this
    http://www.sewline-product.com/Sewline_Fabric_Pencil
    for marking fussy cuts for english paper piecing, and it is Marvelous. I bought a mix color of leads but so far pink has showed up on everything. And the lead doesn't break off and makes a fairly fine line.

    Somewhere on the board today someone showed a photo of a box of tailors chalk, also dirt cheap compared to the pouncer.

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    I tried using it for my long arm, but the speed of machine makes chalk bounce off. I end up pouncing chalk on stencil then tracing with washout blue marker. I ask their sales rep at a quilt show and he told me to swipe the pouncer twice over the stencil then use cheap hairspray over design! I think that would gum up my needles plus fix the chalk where it would not brush off. I feel it was waste of money!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RainyBC View Post
    If you are in Canada, Hamels fabric in Chilliwack BC has online shopping. I purchased my pounce from them. I hope it's ok to put a link here for you. http://store.hamelsfabrics.com/store...360&page_id=17
    Thank you. I will check it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigdogmom View Post
    I tried using it for my long arm, but the speed of machine makes chalk bounce off. I end up pouncing chalk on stencil then tracing with washout blue marker. I ask their sales rep at a quilt show and he told me to swipe the pouncer twice over the stencil then use cheap hairspray over design! I think that would gum up my needles plus fix the chalk where it would not brush off. I feel it was waste of money!
    I quilt with a longarm. The hairspray will not gum up the needle and this works. I have also sprayed with a fine mist of water and it also gets the chalk to stay on long enough to quilt the design. Your other option is to use the Ultimate powder which stays put until you remove it with a steam iron.

    I love my pounce pad when I need to use a stencil. It is fast and easy.

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    Has anyone ever ground up kids chalk into a fine powder isn't that what the pounce powder is? Could u put it in a plastic bag and use a hammer until it' really fine. just a thought. Never know till one tries.
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    Try Joann.com they have quilting supplies sale 50% off. I saw a pounce and refills.

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    I tried the powder pounce and gave it away. I prefer the sewing chalk wheel with white powder chalk. Sharp lines for stitching and the powder comes of easily with a brush of a hand.
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    I would like to thank all those that chimed in with your thoughts and suggestions. I am going to try the talc powder. Also, a generous board member has offered me the pad and powder for postage. You know who you are....thank you so much. I may take you up on the offer.

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    With the pounce and powder, a fat makeup brush might work. Maybe not so much work. Depending on the cheap hairspray be careful. It can work like epoxy glue. It'll drop a flying insect in flight like a bomb. I would stay away from the Aqua Net at least.

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    [QUOTE=tessagin;7049992]With the pounce and powder, a fat makeup brush might work. Maybe not so much work. Depending on the cheap hairspray be careful. It can work like epoxy glue. It'll drop a flying insect in flight like a bomb. I would stay away from the Aqua Net at least.[/

    Thanks for the tip.
    Have never used Aqua Net. Must be a bad one.
    I seldom use hairspray as I am sensitive to the chemical smells. For times when I do need a spray, I use L'oreal.
    It has a smell but the smell dissipates fast.

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    A longarmer for hire told me to use baby powder in a couple pieces of cheese cloth. Make the cheese cloth into a ball by tying the ends. Once she pounces she uses cheap 99cent store hair spray to fix it in place. She does only quilts for others and has a store just for the long arm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ManiacQuilter2 View Post
    I tried the powder pounce and gave it away. I prefer the sewing chalk wheel with white powder chalk. Sharp lines for stitching and the powder comes of easily with a brush of a hand.
    My powder with the chalk wheel says 'Fons & Porter' and I got it at JoAnns. It comes with pink white and blue chalk powder and you can get refills. I am not sure I would like to do a whole quilt with these but the chalk stays where I put it and comes out in the wash. I really know little about the pounce pad and chalk. I am sure different quilters have different opinions. I hope this helps a little anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Annaquilts View Post
    A longarmer for hire told me to use baby powder in a couple pieces of cheese cloth. Make the cheese cloth into a ball by tying the ends. Once she pounces she uses cheap 99cent store hair spray to fix it in place. She does only quilts for others and has a store just for the long arm.
    Sounds like a plan.
    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geri B View Post
    How about using talc powder
    i once saw this as a hint from eleanor burns. she very lightly dampens the fabric first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    i once saw this as a hint from eleanor burns. she very lightly dampens the fabric first.
    Thanks for the tip.

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