I use tailor's chalk and a yard stick. White for dark material and blue for light material. Seems to hang around long enough for me to make my cut, and I can wipe it away after.
"Civilization is the limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities." - Mark Twain
“I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.” - John Burroughs
I have this yellow pencil thing called a "China Marker". It is a paper-wrapped pencil with a grease marker core. It leaves a yellow trail on almost anything. I have used it instead of fabric marker on some really slick stuff.
I love the unimproved works of God. - Horace Kephart
I always keep a SILVER sharpie in my sewing box. Marks on just about anything.
It's better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it.
Formerly known as Acercanto, my trail name is MacGuyver to some, and Pucker Factor to others.
It's not procrastinating, its proactively delaying the implementation of the energy-intensive phase of the project until the enthusiasm factor is at its maximum effectiveness. - Randy Glasbergen
another +1 for tailors chalk. Removable.
The trees are drawing me near, I've got to find out why?
Those gentle voices I hear, explain it all with a sigh.
"Tuesday Afternoon" Moody Blues
Even duct-tape can't fix stupid.
I use an air erasable fabric marking pen. The dye fades to invisible after a couple of days.
I prefer it to chalk as it makes me complete a project quickly, or the marks dissapear
Blue masking tape didn't work so well...well, maybe it worked a little too well, it stuck a little too well anyway. I reverted to a regular black sharpie. Tried a silver Sharpie but it bled through way too much. Late in the game I discovered that a UniBall pen worked as well as anything and didn't bleed through. Top quilt is almost finished (pix to come), UQ tomorrow I hope...