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msawicki64 03-17-2011 03:16 AM

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

fabric_fancy 03-17-2011 03:22 AM

i use frixion by pilot or sewline

msawicki64 03-17-2011 04:19 AM

thanks

Up North 03-17-2011 07:53 AM

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.

Holice 03-17-2011 08:04 AM

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

msawicki64 03-17-2011 09:27 AM

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.

Iamquilter 03-17-2011 09:37 AM

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

Scissor Queen 03-17-2011 09:38 AM

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.

msawicki64 03-17-2011 09:38 AM

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

arbed31 03-17-2011 09:48 AM

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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