Instead of chalk or a white pencil, I use fine-line washable markers to mark my quilt tops. The markers are perfectly washable and do not leave residues. Now I no longer have to guess where a faded line is or deal with broken pencils or chalk.

-Ruth Roine

Pontypool, Ontario

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