To me this is big news: a marker that marks clearly, precisely and removes fairly easily. It’s a marker that’s been around for awhile-Morgan’s-and some of you may have already tried it. I rediscovered it in Houston at the vendor’s booth. I probably even have an old one somewhere in the catacombs of my quilt paraphernelia! I am curious if any of you have used this before and what your impressions were of it, whether good or bad. I put it right to the test after I got back and marked a grid in graphite on WHITE silk dupioni, so if I was going to have a problem, it would be on this project. I “swish washed” in the bathtub, moving it around lightly with my feet-I only did this for 2 min, just to test it. And hallelujah, the marks completely disappeared. The marker comes with 2 marking methods, one graphite and one soapstone. I purchased it with a high quality sharpener and both sharpened up sharp as a tack-yes! So my marks were therefore very clear, very skinny, very precise. Both methods are so soft that it goes on with the lightest touch, so the fabric is not moving around. Even a skinny blue marker leaves a wider line that this marker. When you’re quilting a grid, it’s so much easier to quilt accurately without wobble if your line is skinny.
I think the graphite would stand up on a large sized project, but I am thinking the soapstone is not quite as durable and you might have to mark as you quilted. But the soapstone worked beautifully on the dark side of my small challenge project.
I had also used a blue washout marker earlier in the project and I marked pretty heavily with that. I actually saw the graphite completely disappear before some of the heavier areas of blue wash out did. Of course it was my error to have marked that hard with the blue marker….
So what do you think-ever tried it?