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    Quote Originally Posted by JerryW View Post
    Try laying it out on a hard floor. Tape all the way across, sticking the tape to the floor on each side. The tape will grip to the silnylon enough to allow cutting without slip. Then slide your cutting mat underneath and cut it with a rotary knife. Works great.
    That is not a bad idea, except for what i was making, that wouldn't work for me. I made a rain kilt...not a wrap, an actual kilt. I will have to post up my results when I get off of my but and take the pictures and write the post.

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    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.


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    Quote Originally Posted by JerryW View Post
    If you are marking straight lines, consider using blue masking tape or Scotch Tape. It holds the fabric kind of rigid and makes it easier to cut and keeps it from stretching when you sew it.


    Jerry
    Fortunately its all straight lines. Think I'll give tape a try first...have plenty handy and it'll save me a trip to the store...

    Thanks y'all...

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    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.
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    I always keep a SILVER sharpie in my sewing box. Marks on just about anything.

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    another +1 for tailors chalk. Removable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JerryW View Post
    If you are marking straight lines, consider using blue masking tape or Scotch Tape. It holds the fabric kind of rigid and makes it easier to cut and keeps it from stretching when you sew it.


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    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

    http://www.crafts4allseasons.co.uk/c...pen-2764-p.asp

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    I use a grease pen they use on the floor layout for carpentry work
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    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...

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