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Chaco Liner

DONNAKAYE | Posted in General Discussion on

I’m interested in the Chaco Liner.  Has anyone ever used one?  Does it mark well in all kinds of fabrics?  Does it brush off easily?  Do the markings stay put till you get the garment together?


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    purduemom | | #1

    DonnaKaye,  I really like the Chaco liner - it makes such a nice fine line.  I have 2, yellow and blue.  I have used them on lightweight cottons, denim, linen, wool, silk and knits and have not had any problems with the chalk wearing off too soon, but I usually mark shortly before I sew.  One thing I have never tried is to mark on the right side of a non-washable fabric.  Every washable fabric I have ever tested however, washed out nicely.


    1. DONNAKAYE | | #2

      Thanks for your response.  Is it easy for the chalk to mark on the fabric?  You know how some of these pencils get hard and you've got to mess with them to get them to mark well on fabric?  Also, how do you sharpen them?

      1. Pattiann42 | | #3

        No sharpening needed.  A Chaco Liner is powder.  I do not have the pen style, but have used the one that is about the size of a tube of lipstick - the local fabric shop displays this item with quilting supplies.

        It is a great product.  Marks quickly without any drag and brushes off when you are finished.

        Edited 9/2/2007 11:03 pm ET by spicegirl1

        1. DONNAKAYE | | #4

          With quilting supplies?  No wonder I can't find it!  Tomorrow I'm on a mission!

  2. zuwena | | #5

    I started using the same version as spicegirl1 last year and have been very happy with it--so much so that I bought an additional one for a different color chalk.  I mistakenly marked some wool on the "right" side and found that as long as I brushed it off well with a dampened piece of the same fabric before pressing or any heat touched it the fabric was fine and no markings were visible.  Z

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