Marking Quilting Patterns


Press quilt top and change any correctable irregularities. Choose a marking tool which makes a thin accurate line, and pre-test removability on quilt fabric scraps.

Marking tool options include: water-soluble and air-erasable markers, white dressmaker's pencil, chalk pencils, chalk rolling markers, and slivers of hardened soap. Try silver and yellow Berol® pencils on dark fabrics and a No. 2 pencil sparingly on light fabric. The same project may need several types of markers.

Design aid options include: freezer-paper cutouts, stencils, templates, household items such as cookie cutters, and acrylic rulers.

After marking quilting designs of choice, do not press quilt top; markings could be set permanently.


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