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    Anyone use Pounce Pad?

    I'm looking into stencil and marking for quilting.....i've seen youtube videos and some use a Pounce Pad for marking......have any of you used this procedure and if so, do you like it? does it come out easily? any negative experiences? Thank you.

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    Re: Anyone use Pounce Pad?

    I have used one, not wild about it but it did get the job done. I much prefer to FMQ instead of trying to follow a marked design. I am not saying I am any good at it but I do like to do it once I ever get going. I tend to procrastinate.

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      #3
      Re: Anyone use Pounce Pad?

      I have a better way with the pounce chalk, a bit easier and less mess. Use just the chalk and a small foam brush to apply. Just dab it where you need it. Use the white. Colors don't wash out of some fabrics. And once applied, to keep it from rubbing off before you are done, give it a light spray with some cheap hairspray.

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        #4
        Re: Anyone use Pounce Pad?

        Here's a video about using stencils.......

        https://youtu.be/CVd96kIgxSo

        Here's a couple of videos about pounce pads

        https://youtu.be/4f9l-fzcZ18

        https://youtu.be/JORcF2DuCzI

        Hope this helps !

        Personally, I really think I am going to use the method shown in the first video above,by Nancy Zieman. I have placed an order with Amazon.com today for Quilting stencils. This is one of the stencils I ordered :

        BTW....all of the stencils below are from Amazon.com. Amazon has quite a first quilting stencils to chose from !

        http://www.amazon.com/Quilting-Creat...NMWKTC6Z7ETF8J

        http://www.amazon.com/Quilting-Creat...E9QP8XZKHC07NV

        http://www.amazon.com/Quilting-Creat...lting+stencils
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          #5
          Re: Anyone use Pounce Pad?

          I bought the Pounce Pad and 2 different refills. They are gone in the trash. I found that the powder too easily was rubbed away (faded?). I did not try the hair spray technique. In the future, if I am using stencils, I will use some kind of pencil to draw the lines.
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            #6
            Re: Anyone use Pounce Pad?

            I, too found the pounce pads didn't work for me, nor did regular chalk. The chalk wiped away way too easily, even with the hairspray. I suggest pencils if you're going to use stencils.
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              #7
              Re: Anyone use Pounce Pad?

              I also did not like the pounce to messy. I will stick to frixion pens with my stencils.
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                #8
                Re: Anyone use Pounce Pad?

                I have used pounce pads and had no problem, although, yes...the chalk does come off easily. I did not know the hairspray trick, and will try that next time!
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                  #9
                  Re: Anyone use Pounce Pad?

                  I saw the pounce demo'd at a quilt show, but I've never used one. I prefer the Frixion pen or the Blue B-Gone pen. Most of the time I need only a few tick marks here & there for reference points & I quilt it all free hand. It's just easier for me. I don't use stencils now, but I used them when I was first practicing FMQ. I don't like having to follow a line.

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                    #10
                    Re: Anyone use Pounce Pad?

                    Using it on prints doesn't work because you can't see the chalk line on the florals. I have it, used only once, its messy. If I knew what I know now, I would not have purchased it.

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                      #11
                      Re: Anyone use Pounce Pad?

                      I, too, tried the pounce pad and hated it. It's in the back of the drawer. Too messy and not bold enough for my old eyes to see well.
                      My advice is to save your money and try a marking pen.

                      Linda

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                        #12
                        Re: Anyone use Pounce Pad?

                        I have used the Pounce Pad and chalk on non-floral/printed fabric and it does work, although I may not have done it properly since I have not yet watched the video. The one thing to remember is that because it does come off easily, is to just "pounce" a small section of your quilt at a time. It is definitely NOT my preferred method of marking. I use stencils and a Frixion pen most of the time and find that this process is much easier, both to follow the marks and to remove!
                        Peggiep
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                          #13
                          Re: Anyone use Pounce Pad?

                          I have a blue and a white. I like the white best cause the marks stay on till you iron them off. Will try the hairspray trick with the blue. I like to use the pounce cause it's lots quicker and easier on my arthritic hands than using a pen or pencil. I'm a sitdown quilter so I just mark a small section at a time.

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