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    Marking Tools help!! pen/pencil/chalk

    Hello, I am having trouble finding marking pen/pencil/chalk that will work on any fabric, If any of you know of a good NON permanent marking tool please let me know. I have tried the ones that are supposed to remove them selves when they air dry. LOL what a joke!!! they stained a project I was working on.

    I have a chalk pounce pad it work good as long as you use a stencil with it.

    What I need it something that can be used free hand to create designs on my fabric/quilt/other projects I get into and not stain it. I am down to using my GrandSon's chalk it is not the greatest thing

    THank you
    Chris
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    Re: Marking Tools help!! pen/pencil/chalk

    Chris, my favorite marking tool is probably the blue "felt tip" kinda marker they sell at Joann's (and probably everywhere else). It doesn't disappear when dry, but it does wash out. I don't recall the brand but as I remember it's the only one they sell. I have different fabric pencils and such, but the marker shows up the best.
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      #3
      Re: Marking Tools help!! pen/pencil/chalk

      I use the blue pen too. It says IBC water erasable fine tip. i have never had problems with it. i use the purple one too that disapears on its own. I have to quilt fast with that one though. It doesn't last long
      Patrice

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        #4
        Re: Marking Tools help!! pen/pencil/chalk

        Has anyone ever used the pencils by clover that are pink on one end and blue at the other end? If so do they was out well?

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          #5
          Re: Marking Tools help!! pen/pencil/chalk

          I'm not sure I have seen this particular Clover product, their products are usually good but then I didn't really like their grey propelling marker pencil, I use their chalk markers though. There has been other threads on this topic, here is a link to one of them: http://forum.missouriquiltco.com/sho...4-marking-tool
          Lynn

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            Re: Marking Tools help!! pen/pencil/chalk

            They have a couple of markers for sale here. Follow this link to have a look: http://www.missouriquiltco.com/notio...-supplies.html

            I recently bought a "Hera marker" on the advice of the owner of my LQS. I was struggling to find a pen that washed out properly on pale fabrics so she suggested this. It's a plastic tool that leaves a crease in your fabric which you can follow with your machine. Since you're not using any ink or chalk, there are no permanent marks which is great.

            It's also good for drawing around appliqué shapes if you're going to do needle turn appliqué (I haven't ever done it myself but she said it was good). Apparently the fabric turns under the crease and leaves a nice sharp edge.
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              #7
              Re: Marking Tools help!! pen/pencil/chalk

              I use a chalk pencil that you can change out the colors of the chalk depending on what color your fabric is. I really like it. I picked it up at my LQS.
              Michele

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                Re: Marking Tools help!! pen/pencil/chalk

                Originally posted by Dragonfly View Post
                I'm not sure I have seen this particular Clover product, their products are usually good but then I didn't really like their grey propelling marker pencil, I use their chalk markers though. There has been other threads on this topic, here is a link to one of them: http://forum.missouriquiltco.com/sho...4-marking-tool
                I have used pink/blue marking pencil. It worked well on dark and medium fabrics, but I found it hard to see on light ones. Its also not good for quilts that you may not wash, like wall hangings, because the marks are hard to remove unless you wash the quilt.

                -M

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                  #9
                  Re: Marking Tools help!! pen/pencil/chalk

                  Originally posted by mbrwfy View Post
                  Its also not good for quilts that you may not wash, like wall hangings, because the marks are hard to remove unless you wash the quilt.
                  -M
                  This was the issue I had with the propelling pencil type, this may the same one as I recall there being grey, white, pink and green type colour. Great to work with, nice and 'sharp' but did not remove from fabric as easily as they claimed.
                  Last edited by Dragonfly; January 19, 2011, 08:53 PM. Reason: spelling
                  Lynn

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