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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Marking tools I use

by Ann-Mari Duffy

When I first started to handquilt I used Fine Marker-Violet that is air erasable. But that did not work for me. I was too slow to quilt, and had to remark the lines all the time. Booooring!

I have tried different markers. I love gadgets, and find that I use different ones that suits my project.

One type I use is  the blue water-solubles. I have not had any problems yet....
But who knows after ten years!

I also use some chalk pencils. They come in handy when marking dark coloured fabrics.

The tool I love the most is my heramarker.

Happy Thanksgiving


P.S. The quilt under my tools is the first single-bed I handquilted.
The cotton batting I used is a bit heavy, and I had a big job quilting it! I put it on top of my duvèt in wintertime and it keeps me warm.


  1. Thank you Caron for starting this blog and all the other hand quilters for their interesting articles! I really feel at home here!
    Ann-Mari, how interesting to read that you love the heramarker for marking. I use something similar: a darning needle. It works perfect for marking, especially for solids. I am a wholecloth quilter and I use needlemarking all the time. Thank you for sharing!

  2. My name is Gun and I live in Sweden. Most of my qiults are handquilted. I have a question: How does this heramarker work? I have never seen one before.
    Thank you for this blog. It´s going to be interesting to follow.

  3. Hello Gun - may I give you an answer to your question reg. the Heramarker? It's quite easy to use it. The narrow edge at the top of the marker (the end without the whole) leaves a fine crease mark on the fabric when you guide it on your fabric with a little bit of pressure. It works best when the quilt is already layered. The big advantage is that you don't have to remove any markings when the quilting is finished.
    Hope that helps!

  4. Thanks @Andrea, I also had this type of confusion & i searched solution in a lots of websites & in forums but i didn't satisfy but after your answer i am so happy..


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