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Date: 8/10/12 9:16 AM

I am ready to quilt the quilt I made for my friend. Yesterday I bought stencils and the only chalk Joann's had. If I decide I like to quilt this way, I'll invest in the Ultimate Pounce once my two packaged of chalk are used up.

In on of Cathryn's posts I read she uses hairspray on the chalk. Is this necessary and does the chalk still come off easily after quilting? Any advice or tips on using quilters chalk will be greatly appreciated!

I hope to be quilting this by Monday.

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Date: 8/10/12 11:58 AM

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I am ready to quilt the quilt I made for my friend. Yesterday I bought stencils and the only chalk Joann's had. If I decide I like to quilt this way, I'll invest in the Ultimate Pounce once my two packaged of chalk are used up.



In on of Cathryn's posts I read she uses hairspray on the chalk. Is this necessary and does the chalk still come off easily after quilting? Any advice or tips on using quilters chalk will be greatly appreciated!



I hope to be quilting this by Monday.

The hairspray for me was necessary, my lines were disappearing in the areas that had to be held onto while I was moving the quilt and I liked marking the whole area at once vs small areas at a time.

I used a cloth baby diaper afterwards and it just wiped off, leaving no traces at all of the chalk. I will not get the chalk that irons off, I don't want to have to use my iron. I really like being able to just wipe off any areas that need fixing and having an easy no heat required removal when I'm done.

I tried using the foam paint brushes for more accuracy vs the pounce marker, and I LOVED them! It was nice to be able to get some real precision. I ended up opening the back of the pounce eraser looking thing and dipping my paint brush inside to get the chalk.

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Date: 8/10/12 12:42 PM

I just got back from grocery shopping and bought the cheapest hairspray. I'm glad it still wipes off. The chalk from Joann's is in a small sealed pouch similar to the ones at a bowling alley. I'll see how good it goes on according to the directions.

It's good to hear you can put the pounce on with a foam brush for better application. I won't buy the dispenser but only the chalk. Thanks for saving me $$.

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Date: 8/10/12 12:51 PM

Great idea on the foam brushes -- will definitely have to try that on my next project.

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Date: 8/10/12 3:53 PM

I just tested the one I got from Joann's. It is not worth it. You are to drop it on the stencil but the chalk is so faint even after several drops. So, I cut it open and put the chalk into a plastic container and found a small fine foam painting roller pad to try. Works great but I got way too much chalk on my sample. So, I'll need to get a smaller foam brush and I'll be in business.

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✝The Lord is my Light and my Salvation: whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 27:1✝

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