Today is our first Feature Friday, so today I'm going to share a short video on Quilter's Pounce Quilt Marking Chalk.
Quilter's Pounce is a very simple invention: a cloth pad within a plastic case that you fill with chalk.
The chalk adheres lightly to the quilt top when you wipe it over a quilting stencil, allowing you to easily mark large, complex stencils in very little time.
Unfortunately most quilters instinctively use the Pounce pad incorrectly. Check out this video to learn how to use the pounce without making a giant mess of your quilt:
Just in case you can't watch the video, here are some basic instructions on using the Quilter's Pounce Pad:
1. Remove the stopper and fill the pounce pad with chalk.
2. Put the pounce pad into the plastic case bottom and bang it once on your table. This charges the pad with chalk and gets it ready for marking.
3. Here's where most quilters mess up with this tool! For some reason we want to bang the pad over the stencil, but this will only result in a cloud of chalk dust and a very messy quilt!
Instead gently wipe the Pounce Pad over the surface of the quilting stencil. You're wiping the chalk into all the groves of the stencil so the chalk only adheres to the areas that need to be marked.
4. After you've wiped the pounce pad over the whole stencil, pick up the stencil and move it to the next area of your quilt.
You'll need to recharge your pounce pad occasionally by putting it back into the case and banging it on your table.
Personally I use pounce when I'm needing to mark a stencil design quickly and perfectly.
Smaller stencils usually don't take very much time to mark using a water soluble pen, but larger stencils can take a very long time to mark and it's very easy to miss an area and have to go back later and remark.
Quilter's Pounce allows you to mark the whole stencil in a few seconds with no guesswork about which area you've marked and which is left to do.
So that's it for Feature Friday! I hope the video and info has helped you find a new way to mark quilts with chalk.
Let's Go Quilt!