I am looking fora marking tool. The last time I bught one was about 30 years ago. Instead of the standard pie cutter type tracing wheel, this was shaped more like a long stapler, with a round peg at the end. You hit the top of the “stapler” and the peg put a dot on the fabric using the tracing paper. Does any one know what this was called or where I can find one today?
I think what you are referring to is a Tack-it pattern marker, which was made by Orco Products, Inc. in Dayton, Ohio. I don't know if it is still being produced; I recently found one at the local thrift shop.
that is exactly what I was looking for. I found one on e-bay. There is another tool that is sort of interesting looking. Thank you. I had no idea what it was called.
Thanks for that name! I remember the product, too, but couldn't recall the name. And finding "carbon paper" nowadays is next to impossible; I had some left over from typing class in the 1960s but haven't seen it in any stores for decades.
Carbon paper can still be found in large stationers if you look very hard. But try an art store...I use Saral Tracing Carbon which is actually graphite and much less messy. Don't know if it would work with a Tack-It tool though. They didn't exert a lot of pressure and a graphite transfer surface is much slicker than the old carbon papers. Might not transfer a mark.....you'd just have to try it. Saral Tracing papers work great with a tracing wheel though.
When i used my marker before I just used the standard tracing paper. By the way, I received the one I bought on e-bay. I am so happy to have it. Thanks again.
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