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where to find blue chalk powder?

myca99 | Posted in General Discussion on

I bought a hem marker and I love it, but it came with white powder and I make a lot of mock-ups in white muslin.  Does anyone know where I can find chalk powder in a color besides white?

Thanks!

Michele

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  1. ChrisHaynes | | #1

    Many years ago I got blue powder from my Burda chalk marker at a small independent sewing store (it sold Burda patterns, which at that time did not have seam allowances).

    BUT... Blue chalk is common for carpentry snap lines using chalk reel.  Go to a hardware store and look for their marking tools.  They should be near the levels and rulers.  I did a check on Home Depot's website, and they presently have their red and white powdered chalk on sale for under a dollar for an 8 oz bottle (the blue stuff is going for the normal just under $5). 

    One caution:  there is no guarantee that the carpentry chalk is the same as the sewing chalk... I don't know if it will brush out at easily.  I know about the stuff because I am often holding one end while my hubby is laying out a straight line for home remodeling projects (the last time was for laying tile).

  2. Beanhi | | #2

    The Sewing Place has chalk refill in blue, red, white & yellow.
    http://www.thesewingplace.com

    1. myca99 | | #6

      Aaha!! Thank you Beanhi, I looked at The Sewing Place, but I was searching "powdered chalk" when the magic words were "chalk refill." 

      Thanks!

  3. mygaley | | #3

    Please be extremely careful using carpenter's chalk on your fabrics!  Some of it is made to be permanent.  I would especially not use red chalk of any kind on any fabric; I don't even baste with red thread because of the permanency of red dyes.  Learned the hard way.  God bless you as you sew.  Mygaley

  4. pgeishirt | | #4

    try http://www.fulllinestencil.com for blue pounce powder

     

  5. mimi | | #5

    myca99:  did you try Clotilde or Nancy's Nothions?

    http://www.clotilede.com

    http://www.nancysnotions.com

    mimi

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