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    has anyone ever used sewline ceramic pencils for marking your quilts or for applique ?I would like toget one but wanted to know if it is worth it thanks for your advice

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    Never heard of them myself. Good luck I am sure you will get some feedback on them. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by christina d
    has anyone ever used sewline ceramic pencils for marking your quilts or for applique ?I would like toget one but wanted to know if it is worth it thanks for your advice
    There are a bunch of us doing the Affairs of the Heart quilt here on the board and one of the helpful tools is the Sewline pencils.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/virtual...jsp?vsnum=1028

    I bought two of them and have only used it once, but I like it so far. I bought mine at Hancock's because I had an order going with them, but saw them in a set at Fabric.com. I would like to have the set and carry case some day, but the single pencils I got are enough for now.
    http://www.fabric.com/ProductDetail....d-30a9778a4572

    Fabric.com has just a few items when you search for Sewline, Hancock's has a great selection and a great price for individual pencils. Fabric.com has free shipping over $40, you have to pay for shipping at Hancock's.

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    I also use Bohin France. Got them when I took a class on "Less Than Traditional". They are wonderful.

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    I love mine and have used it constantly since I received it over two years ago. Mine was the original and you had to buy all the different color refills. I find I use the white one and the pink one the most.

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    I use the white and the green the most. I find I can make one or the other work on everything I mark onto.

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    I love mine... use the pink mostly!

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    Love it! Greatest thing since sliced bread!

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    I have one - a Fons and Porter brand one that I got at Hancocks - Joann's also sells it - and I love love love it. I want to get another color for light fabrics. I have the white one right now.
    A friend of mine bought the sewline one and I used hers and fell in love with it.

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    I used the Bohin one to mark for hand quilting and it worked great. Stayed longer than chalk but was pretty well gone by the time I was finished quilting each section. I washed the quilt when I finished and there are no marks to be seen.

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    Can you mark a quilt for quilting - can't erase under the stitching... Any of it wash out - disappear or just erasable?

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    Quote Originally Posted by M.I.Late
    Can you mark a quilt for quilting - can't erase under the stitching... Any of it wash out - disappear or just erasable?
    Sewline comes out with water (also brushes off with a soft toothbrush when stitched over), don't know about the others.

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    I have one a friend sent me. I like it! I have the pink lead (if you will) and I heard the black doesn't come off.

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    I have all the Sewline colors, but like someone else said, I use mostly the pink and the white. I haven't noticed that any of the colors hang around after washing - even white on a dark red fabric. The mark is nice and fine and it stays on for a long time - it doesn't wear off easily like chalk pencils. :)

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    I have the Sewline trio; black, white, and tracer point. I use the white all the time and love it!!!

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    I've used them and they do work well for me. The lines stay sharp and the "leads" don't break easily. The eraser thing on the pencil portion does a good job of removing the markings when you want to get rid of the marks. And I do like that you can buy different colored "leads" and use the same pencil. They load like a mechanical pencil, and you just change out the "lead" if you need a different color. But on the downside, they are sooooo expensive. If I were to loose the pencil portion and have to rebuy it, I'm not sure that I could justify the expense. Just my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the casual quilter
    But on the downside, they are sooooo expensive. If I were to loose the pencil portion and have to rebuy it, I'm not sure that I could justify the expense. Just my opinion.
    Oops, I forgot to say - I bought the Sewline brand pencils in white, pink and black but I bought the refills in all the other colors and I put them into cheapie .9mm mechanical pencils.

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    Something new for me, will look into getting me one...you learn so much on this forum.

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    I'm going to have to check these out. Been wanting to get something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by christina d
    has anyone ever used sewline ceramic pencils for marking your quilts or for applique ?I would like toget one but wanted to know if it is worth it thanks for your advice
    I always use them and they are great! They come in several different colours - I have a green one and a pink one - and, between the two of them, I can always see my marks whatever the fabric colour. I've never had need to remove the marks, although there is an adjustable eraser on the end.

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    I like all the Sewline products. The marker line is distinct and stays long enough to "manhandle" while hand quilting.

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    I also use this product with great results and agree with comments already said.

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    Yes, I use one all the time. I love them.

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    Thanks for asking the questions and all the replies. I saw this just last week at Hancocks and passed it by because I wanted to think about it. Now I know it will work and definitely go back and get one. Also good to know the two colors that work best so I don't waste money on all the colors. Thanks for the information.

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    The Fons and Porter refills are a lot cheaper than the Sew Line and as far as I know are the same thing. Where I buy mine locally, you get 6 pieces of the Sew Line or 10 of the Fons and Porter. They are the same price, so I buy Fons and Porter. I have been using the white to mark my dark background for applique of the Affairs of the Heart blocks which Candi mentioned previously.

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