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Old 08-30-2015, 05:25 PM
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I had these panels in my stash that I purchased several years ago. All the fabric was from stash. Quilted on my Janome mc. I will never use yellow chalk again. I learned a lot of lessons, the hard way from this one. [ATTACH=CONFIG]529316[/ATTACH]
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Old 08-30-2015, 08:46 PM
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Very nice.
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Old 08-31-2015, 04:59 AM
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Great job. Did you have trouble with the yellow chalk? Let us know what happened with it. Love the chickens.
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Old 08-31-2015, 05:26 AM
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I love the chickens!. You did a great job on the quilting. I'm curious about the yellow chalk too. What happened with it?
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Old 08-31-2015, 05:41 AM
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I know a gal and I myself have done this; when using chalk test it on a dark fabric, wait about 30 minutes and go back to wipe it off with a piece of felt like they use on old chalk boards. It usually comes right off if it hasn't gotten wet. 100% wool yarn will do this also. Shouldn't have a problem. To make colored chalk usually a dye is mixed in that at some point was wet. So when chalk gets damp it has a tendency to set. My cousins kids used to draw on their driveways but they first used a broom to brush it off before hosing the driveway to clean. Have you ever noticed how much easier it is to sweep flour excess than it is to mop?
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very cute!!!
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Old 08-31-2015, 06:44 AM
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Love the chickens! Nicely done~~
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Old 08-31-2015, 08:10 AM
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Yes,my last two projects. Used yellow clover. Now some of it did come out.But where my marks got a little on the heavy side. There still there. I did try removing before. Eraser fabric. Pretreated with ink remover. Maybe they will come out, with repeated washing. But I did wash twice. The other one a smaller table runner. Was worst. It had some cotton polyester materials for my one color. I don't normally use this mix in my quilts, I wanted to use this fabric up. And it was fine for this project. But the yellow chalk didn't come out of the mixed cotton, poly. If this would of been a really special project. I sure would be sad. I think I just handled the chicken quilt to much. A lot of changing my mind on quilting. Ripping out. And the chalk worked in way into material.Maybe even the pushing and turning in the DSM. I don't think I'll ever use it again. We put to much time into these projects to have them ruined.
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Really pretty!
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That Is one way to put a chicken on every table. I love your quilt.
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