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Thread: Pounce Pads (been doing some experimenting)

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    Awhile back I had asked about pounce pads and there were mixed opinions about them so I decided to just go ahead and buy some! Well the wash off one would rub off if I so much as looked at it sideways :evil: So not wanting to admit defeat I started playing around and found that if I spritzed it with hairspray it stays put!!! I hand quilt so it would get a lot of rubbing and it seems to work great and it still washes out!!! :D
    I bought the iron off one too but havent messed with it yet.

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    Whose a clever girl then....I love to hear that someone has used their 'noggin' to overcome a problem ...well done!!! :D :D

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    What a great tip :D

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    Have you washed your experiment yet? I used to use hairspray over pastel drawings because of the shellac in it, but not sure about whether it will wash out.

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    Yes I washed it out by hand with just a bit of laundry soap and it all came out!

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    I love my pounce pad. The only thing is I like to iron off powder better than the regular, but I am going to try your hint. That way I can use the blue powder I bought. Thanks for the help. :D

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    Just a quick thought, I would test the hairspray on each fabric first.... I used hairspray to remove ink pen stains from fabric and it worked really well, would it remove some of the fabric dyes or lighten them? Especially on some of the cheaper fabric?

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    Very good point amma! I too have used it to remove ink from clothing, but it never damaged anything I used it on but did take the ink out. But I think it should be tested on any fabric planned on using first. I only tried it on the tone on tone white and off white I am using.

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    I really like the iron off kind that my sister bought. I put it on the border of a quilt before quilting. It stayed put and came off so easy with the iron.

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    Mine are "Quilt Pounce by Hancy"

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    Good for you. Great tip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loretta
    Curious about this iron off stuff- do you have a name brand for the product? Thanks!
    My local quilt shop carries a product by Miracle Chalk. It comes in markers and chalk with a pounce pad. They have a website miraclechalk.com. I've used the marker and it does iron off easily. I haven't used the pounce pad yet but they were demonstrating it at the quilt shop and it looked very cool! :thumbup:

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    Melissa..glad to hear there are more 'pounce-people' out there like me too:))I love that little gadget!:))I have more fun w/it. Like you, when hand quilting it can rub off easily and the instructions suggest (if I remember right) to lightly spray to hold markings. I personally haven't but, am sure it is a good thing. I just repounce if I need to as I go. I love it to use on my machine too by using stencils for machine quilting. Maybe we need to make up a jingle for them w/all this pouncing away:))Skeat......who wants to get another to hold the blue chaulk...great idea too!:))

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    Be sure and check out Full Line Stencils. they are the best since they have a mesh instead of cutouts. The pounce works better and less mess too.

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    I love using my pounce with the templates. Couldn't get my pencils/markers down in the cutouts to make the design. Great idea with hairspray. I sometimes would just go back over the design with my chalk pencil. Will have to try that idea.

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