Happy Friday, Quilters and welcome back to Open Line Friday–where everyone asks and everyone answers.
I’m happy to hear that so many of you enjoyed my daughter’s colorful blog: Color Route Co. I love the gorgeous photography and the colors. It’s always inspirational!
Speaking of inspiration…The Inbox Jaunt Quilting Guild is now open for business on Flickr. See link HERE. There are several photos of quilts and projects from readers of The Inbox Jaunt. You’ll love how they used the free motion quilt patterns in their projects! Please check it out and ADD YOUR PHOTOS, too! If you’d like to share photos taken from your smart phone, we are now on Instagram. Add #theinboxjaunt to your Instagram photos and we’ll all be able to see your progress!
If it does, I haven’t found it… There are four things I am looking for in a marking tool:
- Easy to see
- Easy to remove
- Creates a fine (not too thick) line
- Does not break or run out of ink readily
I have tried a lot of marking utensils, and have narrowed my favorites to a few:
I like the Clover chalk wheels whenever I am drawing a straight line with a ruler or stencil.
I also like the Fons & Porter mechanical pencil. It is always sharp, however I have had some problems with the lead breaking.
I also use chalk a lot because it is so easy to remove. The down side to chalk–it creates a thick line and it isn’t easy to sharpen.
I do as little marking as possible on my quilts–I’d much rather be stitching than marking! I will discuss more about marking on our next episode of Open Line Friday–airing November 1, 2013!
What’s your favorite marking tool? (And where can we find it?)
If you are in need of a little color or seasonal inspiration, pour yourself a cup of tea and search around my daughter’s blog, Color Route Co. HERE It’s visual poetry-you’re sure to enjoy!