I have been hand quilting one of my favorite projects... a red and white quilt called "Quilter's Blessings". For a long time I was researching how to mark my quilting lines on the white fabric. Every store and quilter I asked had a different recommendation, and many horror stories to share about various products that didn't ever wash out.
My favorite methods of quilting a straight line have been either using a pencil (Sharpwriter) or masking tape. I decided to try the Hera Marker on this project which is mostly white, and I didn't want to take the chance of any marks remaining.
The first review I read for this tool was on Tonya's blog, and I was reminded of how the tool could be used when I read Debbie's post.
Then I had to find the darn thing in my sewing room!
It is an easy-to-use tool and together with my 1" x 6" ruler I can easily mark my next quilting lines.
Can you see the quilting line?
It just makes an indentation on the fabric so that you can stitch a straight line.
The only downside of using this tool that I have discovered so far is that you need to place the quilt on a solid surface/table to get a decent crease that you can see. So you can't easily "mark as you go" when you have the quilt on your lap. And I'm not sure how long the marks stay if you tried to mark the whole top before you start quilting. I will have to test that out.
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