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Quilter's chalk line

Old 06-01-2012, 07:23 PM
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I saw a demo on Missouri Star Quilt company link that showed a Pellon quilter's chalk line and chalk. It was used to mark border placements and crosshatch quilting lines. The chalk erases with the iron. I thought it would be great to use in a pounce or my hand chalk roller. I don't know how much it costs but has anyone tried it?
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Old 06-02-2012, 04:33 AM
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I have read that sometimes using the powder in a chalk roller will imbead the chalk into the fabric and difficult to remove. It aparantly depends on the type of roller. The ones with dashed sharp points are the problem.
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Old 06-02-2012, 04:47 AM
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i use alot of chalk for marking quilts, even for piecing/applique--- i use alot of chalk.
i've never used ones that disappeared with an iron- i've always avoided pressing anything marked- fearing i would (set it)
i've never had a problem with chalk not washing out...different colors, white, they have all washed out of finished projects. i have looked at the 'chalk lines' that are being sold in quilt shops & thought about them- but found a carpenter's chalk line costs alot less- and has a whole lot more chalk in it- i've used one of those a few times to get a straight line around the perimeter of a finished quilt i was trimming before adding binding- it worked great...was alot easier than crawling along on my knees with my 24" ruler and a pencil.
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Old 06-02-2012, 12:55 PM
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Originally Posted by ckcowl View Post
- but found a carpenter's chalk line costs alot less- and has a whole lot more chalk in it- i've used one of those a few times to get a straight line around the perimeter of a finished quilt i was trimming before adding binding- it worked great...was alot easier than crawling along on my knees with my 24" ruler and a pencil.
Great idea, going to try that on the large queen quilt that I'm doing now
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