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Old 07-26-2013, 04:02 PM
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What do you use to mark designs on your quilt pieces. I'm a new hand quilter and need to mark designs on my quilt pieces but it needs to be something that will come out when washed. What do you suggest?
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Old 07-26-2013, 04:09 PM
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I use Sewline pencils....and often use a sliver of soap on dark fabrics. I use a box cutter to carefully shave a clean edge on the soap when it wears down.
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Old 07-26-2013, 04:40 PM
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Like the boxcutter idea1
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Old 07-26-2013, 05:18 PM
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I used to always use the blue washout markers, but so many on this board said they used the kids' Crayola washable markers that I just had to try. I was nervous about it, but just took the plunge one day and did it. Stupid me I didn't even test them first, but I tried each color in the box, and they ALL washed out just fine. They are so much cheaper. They don't rinse out like the Mark-B-Gone pens, mind you, the quilt has to be washed with some kind of soap or detergent to get the marks out. And I would still probably use a fine-line blue washout pen if I had a really detailed fine design to draw.
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Old 07-26-2013, 07:32 PM
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Do you mean quilting lines? I use my chalk pump pencil on dark fabrics and a variety of things on light fabrics. If it is straight lines, I use painter's tape. I have pinned simple paper shapes to quilt around. I have cut out designs from Contact paper and used those to quilt around. Sometimes I just quilt 1/4 inch in on the pieced fabric shapes.
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Old 07-26-2013, 07:35 PM
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Great ideas Tartan, thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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