Member Jackie sent in these useful tips for marking quilts:
- Plain white chalkboard chalk works well in marking quilts. The colored chalk has chemicals in it that might stain the fabric, so don't use that. Crayola is recommended. A fabric lint brush brushes it off.
- I tried washable markers to mark a quilt. The first time I tested them I left them on for a couple of minutes and I washed the fabric in warm water. Came right out. Next I tested them further by leaving them on the fabric for an hour. The light colors came right out. The darker ones took a little soap and left a faint line.
- Tape Regular vinyl to a quilt top. Mark your quilting test designs on the vinyl with a dry erase marker. Erase with a square of batting. There, now you have auditioned your quilting design on the quilt before machine quilting it.
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