Wanted to touch on this subject real quick. I was talking to some quilting friends and we were discussing quilting bo bo’s. I was reminded of one that had happened to one of our customers back when we had our store. It was her first quilt she had ever made and boy was she proud of it. The quilt entered the stage where she was marking out her quilting lines had decided to mark her quilt with a #2 lead pencil rather then pay the extra money for a fabric pencil…well to this day she still can not get the #2 pencil washed out of her quilt. So I figured I would talk about what you should use.
Fabric Pencils, This is what I like to use. If sewing or quilting on dark fabrics you use a light colored one and if sewing or quilting on light fabrics you can use a darker colored one. I personally like using the Sewline fabric pencils, they are a little more pricey but worth it. Remember the fabric pencils are water soluble so therefore a better pick!
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Fabric Chalk, I have used this a couple of times and it is a great SAFE way to mark your quilt, Chalk just really washes out easy. The mane reason I do not use it is the fact that it does come off easy- seems like I always have to remark the quilt or project I am working on and I hate doing things twice! Clover has some great Chalk options.
Fabric Markers, Unless they say washable I would not suggest using them to mark a quilt, I personally like to use the Fineline permanent ones to draw faces and fun stuff on appliqué work but other then that no parkers for marking quilts.