Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 14

Thread: Marking sil

  1. #1
    Senior Member Cannibal's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Denver, CO
    Hammock
    Warbonnet ON!
    Tarp
    SuperFly or MacCat
    Insulation
    Yetis & Mambas
    Suspension
    Webbing and rings
    Posts
    13,919
    Images
    136

    Marking sil

    I'm sure all you smart folks out there already know this trick, but it's new to me.

    I've had terrible luck being able to mark sil with anything but the paint pens. Well, my paint pen died last night and I had some work to finish. I remembered a white-out pen I had in my desk and grabbed it. It works great and is cheaper than the paint pens (cause I get them free from work )! Bright white and easy to see; it sticks well enough that it doesn't get rubbed off as I'm moving material around the machine and it comes off with very light scratching of the fingernail.

    Anyhow, maybe I helped somebody just starting to work with sil, or maybe not. Either way I'm happy.

  2. #2
    Senior Member gunn parker's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Perth, Western Australia
    Hammock
    Nano-7
    Tarp
    Cat cut tarp
    Insulation
    Warbonnet Yeti
    Suspension
    Woopie slings
    Posts
    758
    Images
    62
    HI
    What I would really like to know is how you keep it from sliding all over the place while sewing?
    I made my quilt cover out of some silk I bought and could not keep the edges together while I sewed (even though pined) and it kept sliding off my table.
    I hate to think what it must be like with sil
    Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.
    Winnie the Pooh

    My Photo Album
    My youtube videos

    Proud member since May 2007

  3. #3
    Senior Member schrochem's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Austin,Tx
    Posts
    796
    Images
    57
    Quote Originally Posted by gunn parker View Post
    HI
    What I would really like to know is how you keep it from sliding all over the place while sewing?
    I made my quilt cover out of some silk I bought and could not keep the edges together while I sewed (even though pined) and it kept sliding off my table.
    I hate to think what it must be like with sil
    A walking foot REALLY helps with that.
    Before using one of these I would end up with one piece longer than the other after sewing the length of the quilt.
    Scott

    "Man is a stream whose source is hidden."
    RWE

  4. #4
    Senior Member Cuffs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Alabama
    Posts
    467
    Images
    4
    I just checked, and "tailors chalk" will mark on sil... I dont know if regular chalkboard chalk will work, I think they are a different composition...?

    NCP, you need me to send you a piece of chalk too?
    Get busy living, or get busy dying.

  5. #5
    Quote Originally Posted by schrochem View Post
    A walking foot REALLY helps with that.
    Before using one of these I would end up with one piece longer than the other after sewing the length of the quilt.

    glue stick works the best on sil to keep edges together, you can get it from walmart, and it's water soluble.

  6. #6
    slowhike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Winston-Salem, NC
    Hammock
    DIY, gathered end , w/ spreader
    Tarp
    DIY w/ pull-outs
    Insulation
    DAM/ HG Incubator
    Suspension
    Webbing & rings
    Posts
    10,595
    Images
    319
    Quote Originally Posted by warbonnetguy View Post
    glue stick works the best on sil to keep edges together, you can get it from walmart, and it's water soluble.
    so you use the glue stick instead of pins to hold the folded edges while you sew?
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

  7. #7
    Quote Originally Posted by slowhike View Post
    so you use the glue stick instead of pins to hold the folded edges while you sew?
    exactly, i sometimes use pins, but for most seams and hems i use glue stick for sil and wonder tape for breathable fabrics. sometimes if it's just a simple rolled hem, i don't use anything.

  8. #8
    tight-wad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Hoover, Al
    Hammock
    DIY Speer style
    Tarp
    Hallelujah
    Insulation
    "Sto" Serape & RRG
    Posts
    539
    Images
    40
    Wonder tape?

    Where does it hide in the superstore?

    Tailor's chalk?

    Wally's world or some speciality place?

    I've found that pulling the sewed fabric with a gentle tension and pinching the unsewed with a gentle tension holds it together for the most part. The stretchy stuff is what drives me nuts.

  9. #9
    Senior Member Cuffs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Alabama
    Posts
    467
    Images
    4
    Tailors chalk is in the sewing section of WM or and hobby/sewing store. its not in a stick style like regular chalk, its a flat rectangle and usually is packaged with a white and a blue one in one pkg. only a couple $$ at WM.
    Get busy living, or get busy dying.

  10. #10
    Senior Member Cuffs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Alabama
    Posts
    467
    Images
    4
    TW!

    Youre in Hoover!?!? Im in Gardendale! Hi there!
    Get busy living, or get busy dying.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •