Marking tools are essential they
are some of the most helpful tools in your sewing stash
but important to remember, there’s not one marking tool that will handle every job.
Pressing can set the marker, so always removed before pressing
Pens & Quilt Marking Supplies
The right marking tool for the right job can make all the difference!
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We are continually researching and adding products that make the quilting journey easier for everyone.
Sewline Products New 2016 are extremely popular. Bohin and Fons & Porter make great products Pounce: This is chalk in a bag. Pounce or pat the bag on a stencil, leaving a chalk design on the fabric. The chalk disappears easily, so mark as you go with a pounce.
Mechanical pencil: Use hard lead (0.5mm) and mark lightly so that stitching or quilting will cover it.
Artist's pencil: This silver pencil often works on both light and dark fabrics.
Chalk pencil: The chalk tends to brush away, so it is best to mark as you go with these pencils.
Wash-out pen, pencil or graphite marker: These markers maintain a point and are easy to see. Refer to the manufacturer's instructions to remove the markings and test them first on the fabric scraps to make sure the marks will wash out. Note: Humidity may make the marks disappear, and applying heat to them may make them permanent.
Triangle tailor's chalk: This chalk tool makes free hand marking easy. Always a favorite
This ink-less and chalk-less tool looks like a plastic butter knife. Press the edge along your fabric to create a temporary crease, which will stay visible until you wash or press. Used with a ruler, it will allow you to make long straight lines for quilting. The other end is thinner and can be used for folding appliqué back