How do you guys remove chalk marks from quilts?

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Hi, I'm currently finishing up 4 quilts that have been hanging around
for a while (guilt over starting new projects finally got to me) and was
wondering what the best way is of getting my chalk pencil quilting marks
off of the back of my quilt (preferably without putting it through the
washing machine).

Previously I have washed them, but this alters the look and I'd like to
avoid that for a while if possible...any handy tips?
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Jo P
Malvern UK
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Re: How do you guys remove chalk marks from quilts?


No idea, short of whacking them a few times with a rug beater. Or
maybe you could just vacuum them? I'm the wrong person to ask -all
mine go straight into the washer as soon as they're done. (I like the
look. And if they are gifts, the recipient shouldn't be afraid to
launder. And I'd hate to use them or put them away without a thorough
cleansing first!)
Roberta in D

On Sat, 22 Aug 2009 13:08:09 +0100, Jo Pender

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Re: How do you guys remove chalk marks from quilts?


A lot would depend on the chalk used.  I do use chalk some - and all I've
ever needed to remove it has been to wad up a hunk of whatever scrap fabric
is handy and give the marks a sort of rub-a-dub.  If that fails, a very soft
brush should do it.  You really don't want to use something seriously
abrasive.  Polly

"Roberta" <wrote> No idea, short of whacking them a few times with a rug
beater. Or
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Howdy!

Yep, that's how I'd do it.

Btw, Jo: Thank you!

R/Sandy


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Ditto here. I know there are lots of people who don't wash quilts --
maybe *never* wash one that's to be a wall hanging -- but I can't get my
mind around that. <G> I prewash my fabrics and batting, so I don't end
up with a hugely "crinkled" look, but I do wash.

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Thanks all, I guess I'll go back to washing before gifting them.  I have
a long shift of binding ahead of me first.

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Jo P
Malvern UK
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