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Thread: Ultimate Quilt Pounce vs. tear away

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    Junior Member Pinkrose4664's Avatar
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    Has anyone used the Ultimate Quilt Pounce Pad and stencil? I am wondering if it really does come off when ironing. I am going to try stipple quilting for the first time and trying to decide between that and the tear away patterns. Any suggestions or comments?

    Thanks
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    I have that pounce pad. I have only tried it a couple of times. The problem I had is that I could not see the chalk on my quilt. Maybe I wasn't getting enough on the quilt or something, but it was very frustrating that I could not find the marks when I was sewing. I didn't have any trouble getting the marks off, especially since I couldn't see half of them, I just used a clean slightly damp towel and wiped it off.
    Not sure I was any help, would love to see what others think of the stuff. So far I am not impressed!

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    i absolutely love it!!

    i use it whenever i'm working with quilting stencils.

    i think the other poster might have had a problem since the product pad was still new.

    i find it works best after the quilt pad is broken in a bit. i had the same problem when i first got the pad.

    then i just took a hair brush and brush the pad to loosen the fibers and i haven't had a problem since.

    when i use the white chalk i just remove it with a hot iron and when i use the blue chalk you have to rinse it away (the hot iron doesn't work on the blue chalk).

    i give the product 5 stars and i wouldn't want to quilt without it.



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    I didn't have any luck with the pounce pad I had, so finally gave it away. I found it so frustrating because I was trying to quilt by hand and it just would not stay on the fabric. And when I tried it on batiks....just blew off the fabric.

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    I love my pounce pad. The ultimate chalk does iron off. I also got some blue chalk to mark light colored fabric. The trick is to make sure the pounce pad is FULL of chalk.

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    Thanks everyone, I apprecate the comments.

    Littlehud, did you iron the blue off or did it have to be removed with a rag and water?

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    The blue was not ultimate pounce powder so it needed to be washed off.

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    we just picked this up at the quilt show in Chicago. i'm excited to use mine. it was amazing how easy it is to iron off in the demonstration. i'll need to get another one for the blue powder eventually for light fabrics. in the meantime, i'm stocking up on stencils! the full-line stencils look great, too! a little pricey, but they look like they'll last forever!

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    I only have the original not the iron off but I always wash my quilts when they are finished so no problem.
    I found that if I take a damp wash rag and rub it over the area before I pounce it takes the chalk better. I do this all the time now.
    I still prefer the dissapearing ink but you can only do a small amt at a time as it is gone quickly. So I only mark what I am going to sew at that sitting.

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    I could never get my pounce pad to actually "work". On a quilting show was Marilyn Badger and she uses the Pounce chalk but with a sponge brush instead of the pad. She put the chalk in a bowl, dipped the DRY sponge brush and brushed it over her stencil. That method works very well for me!

    The sponge brushes you can get at Wal-Mart in the paint section. You can get a large bag of them for a small price. GREAT!

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    But Crashnquilt, when you use the chalk, doesn't it rub off easily? My impression of the pounce thing is that it stays marked until you iron it off.

    Also, does anyone know if you have to use their stencils or can you use any brand?

    Thanks everyone!

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    i've never had the ultimate pounce rub off and i roll mine up in a quilting frame so there's tons of contact and the marks always stay until i iron them off - even weeks later.

    i don't own any of the stencils from there line. i use the standard quilting stencils that you can buy from anyone or i make my own stencils.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkrose4664
    But Crashnquilt, when you use the chalk, doesn't it rub off easily? My impression of the pounce thing is that it stays marked until you iron it off.

    Also, does anyone know if you have to use their stencils or can you use any brand?

    Thanks everyone!
    I don't use their stencils. I buy mine from my fabric store. They work great. When I use ultimate powder it doesn't rub off. The regular will, but just a little bit. I can still see the pattern to follow it.

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    I used a chalk to mark my last quilt. One that your rolled on, but it rubbed off so easliy that I could only mark enough to quilt at a time and it took sooooo much longer. I am hoping the Ultimate chalk won't do that.

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