Chalk It Up

As a hand quilter, I mark my quilting patterns with chalk because it is easy to remove. However, I could only mark a few inches at a time because the chalk rubs off easily. Now I mark a large area with chalk, then spray it with starch, letting it dry thoroughly before quilting. The marks brush off with a clean, dry toothbrush, but not when my hand rubs against the fabric as I'm quilting.

-Kit Brenner

Boerne, Texas

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