I had a bunch of half squares I needed to mark the diagonal line. Instead of standing at my cutting mat, where I usually mark. (because the fabric doesn’t slip like it does on a regular table) I was looking around for something that would keep my fabric from slipping… (Then I could sit in my comfy chair to do the marking instead of standing at my cutting table.)
Ah ha! My iPad cover… It has a rubberized feel and when I drag my pencil across the fabric, it didn’t slip. Perfect!
#1 – Use a tablet cover instead of a sandpaper board when marking lines on fabric.
It made short work of all the squares I had to mark and NO slipping. A couple other favorite tools in the photo…
Papermate mechanical pencil with #2 lead. It has the smoothest, no drag, lead that I have found to mark fabric. It has to be the one in the photo, yellow! I learned this years ago from my quilting friends in Monroe, Louisiana. (I sure hope they are safe from all the rain and winds that the latest Hurricane brought through.)
#2 – Use a Papermate yellow #2 mechanical pencil when marking lines on the back of fabric. It is so smooth! Hold it at a lower angle so it more easily pulls across the fabric.
AND my favorite tool for marking (and BINDING!!), Brilliant Bindings. It has a great feel, nice clear edge to follow, 1/4″ lines are easy to see, if you need them. Makes for a bonus use and extra #3 tip!