Thursday, June 21, 2012

Thursday Tidbit - My Favorite New Fabric Marker

There are all kinds of fabric marking pens, pencils, and tools out there in the marketplace, and I have used many of them over the years.  But I've discovered a new one lately and it is currently my favorite!

I wanted to mark the hand quilting lines on this new mini quilt in the shop.

I knew I needed a marker that I could remove the lines fairly easily when I was finished.  The Sewline Duo Marker  + Eraser Set was just the ticket!
This is a 2 pen set.  The first one you use is the pink one.  It does the actual marking.  It has a tip like a felt-tip pen.
After marking my test lines, I practiced my big stitch quilting.
After quilting for a bit, I then used the white eraser pen.  It has a chiseled tip and you just drag it over the marker lines and they disappear!!  I know it's hard to see in these pics, but if you click on them, you should be able to get a closer look.

This is a great tool if you make a marking mistake.  Just erase it and try again.  I have tested it on several threads (including floss) and the color of the thread remained the same and didn't run.  My daughter found this set and has used it for marking embroidery as well as rough sketching on T-shirts prior to design painting.  I think it's awesome!

3 comments:

Cindy said...

Sweeeet!

Diane Vasil said...

Can't wait to buy one this weekend on the bus trip, looking for unique notions. I'm always wanting a good marking pen and just hadn't found my favorite yet!
Thanks,by the way, do you sleep? The Post is @ 3:30 AM!!!!

Laurie @ ... And In My Spare Time I Quilt said...

Sure wish I'd know about this marker this past weekend. I marked a gift quilt and haven't been able to get the markings completely out. And I'm giving the gift today. :(

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