Hooray for a snow day!
I finally got my marking tools together to do a post on marking. This is my collection:
Those white things in the box are soap slivers, which really work well, actually, and definitely wash out.
Instead of reviewing the ones I don't use - I'll tell you why and for what purpose the ones that I use.
These are the marking tools I use for prep work, weather it be tracing applique' pieces, marking lines to sew Half Square Triangles, etc.
My new favorite are the Sew Line marking pencils. The leads are made of some miracle ceramic something, and the line is fine and nice!
They offer several different colors, grey, pink, white and I think yellow, although I dont' have that one....yet. I even invested in 2 of them so I could have a light and dark one at the ready at all times.
For marking quilting lines I use these; Crayola washable kid markers, the water soluable blue pen and the sew line pencils.
I have had great luck with the washable markers. They are cheap and mark really well. When washed in the machine with Clorox 2 color safe bleach, all marking has come out for me.
I love the blue markers, both the regular and fine line work great. I have on occasion accidentally erased lines by mistake, and once humidity played a factor. Again all marking has always come out for me. I used this on Mother's Garden.
Sew line is great. Mary V. used the white on her red & white quilt for long arm quilting it and all the marks came out. I'm using in on the white Olympic Star Quilt. I should have made more definite marks, I used a light touch and now it's a little hard to see.
This is what we woke up to:
This is my heated bird bath. The center fell and melted, but the birds were not up and about....
Coco is wondering where her yard is. It doesn't look quite right.
She decided to sit and think it over....
Finally she takes a leap of faith and then is on her way.
My start on Lori's Quilt Along - hey, that's not blue....and what's with that pink?
Let me know if you have any input about marking tools. Generally I feel whatever works for you is what works best.
**So many people asked about the "Don't Drink and Quilt" t-shirt, here is where you can find it: Cafe Press they have several cute quilting related T-shirts.