How to mark a quilt for hand-quilting
I quilt by hand and typically do "stitch in the ditch" or shadow quilting. If you also quilt by hand (and want to do a more challenging design than SITD or shadow), what is your preferred method of marking the quilting pattern?
I was taught to mark the quilting pattern lightly on the fabric using a pencil, chalk, or an ink that will disappear when washed or pressed.
Perhaps I should have been more specific in my question. I would like to know what pencils, chalk, etc. you have found best for marking (AND removing).
Hello Carb Diva
There many excellent tools and accessories to mark your quilts with quilt designs. I have made many, many quilts and have tried almost every method around, and I keep going back to my old faithful Chalkoner.
I only like the white chalk, as it leaves no residue when brushed away, even on darks.
The tool is like a thick pencil, but has a very fine wheel in the tip, which draws a very fine line on your fabric. You can draw through stencils because the tip is tapered into a flattish point.
Hope you found this helpful.
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