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    If you want to sharpen your soapstone:

    Round style stone can be sharpened by a childs pencil sharpener you get at Walmart for about a dollar.

    Flat style stone can be sharpened on a bench grinder, hand grinder (neither recommended around fabric), a simple piece of sandpaper or just rubbing it on the driveway/carport.
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    Along the same lines as a grease pencil....

    Try a lumber crayon from lowes or hd.
    I just tested one out cause I am working on an UQ tonight and it seemed to work fine. I am only marking on the inside so no worries about seeing it on the finished product.

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    I've had luck (to avoid bleeding through) with both Soapstone marker and Chinese marker.

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    Quilter's marking pencils are available at fabric stores and come in many colors. They work like colored pencils or crayons, but the marks disappear with a little water. I have found that on ripstop the marks actually will wipe off with your hand quite easily, so easily in fact that I have to be careful that they don't disappear while I am manipulating the fabric!

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    I used a bar of soap.

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    Crayola colored pencils.

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    I use marking pencils to mark small lines (white for dark fabric and blue for light fabric) but for longer lines, e.g., marking lines for baffles, I use chalk rollers.

    http://www.hancocks-paducah.com/SHOP...yABEgK7yfD_BwE

    http://www.joann.com/sewers-pencil-m...encils&start=1

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    Sharpen with fine sandpaper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by psyculman View Post
    Sharpen with fine sandpaper.
    If you are talking pencils, I'd be cautious about having too find a point and damaging the fabric. The pencil set I bought from JoAnn came with a pencil sharpener and an eraser suitable for fabric.

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