How do they work?
Full Line Stencils are the perfect Pounce Pad partner!They don't have a true opening so a pencil will not work to transfer them. The way they work is by the chalk powder in the pounce pad being forced through the screen mesh as it's swiped across the surface of the stencil. They can be used over and over again. The design is transferred on to the quilt top so quickly - usually in less time than it takes to sharpen your pencil! Plus there is no more fatigue in your hands from gripping the pencil and doing all that tracing and the fabric does not get stretched and pulled like it does with a sharp pencil point. We truly have reinvented quilting stencils!
Why are they special?
Full Line Stencils look light and delicate but they're a tough piece of nylon mesh. virtually indestructible. The area that we don't want the chalk to go through is closed off so our designs transfer complete- they're not broken with the bridges used in plastic cut stencils. When you use a Full Line Stencil, you get to follow the complete line as you sew. There is no right or wrong side, most designs have registration marks to help align repeats and we have hundreds to choose from! And rather than tracing all those lines you just swipe the chalk filled refillable Pounce Pad over the mesh and are ready to sew in no time.
Do they require special care?
The stencils are easy to care for, they are water proof. You can even use paint through them, just rinse them off with water when you're done. If they get wrinkled just iron them flat again! Use a medium to medium high heat setting and no steam when ironing them. It's a great way to clean them if you're using the Ultimate Pounce Powder. Always wipe them after using the blue chalk to make sure none gets pulled through if you use a white chalk afterwards. You can wipe them with a dry or damp towel. A micro-fiber towel works also well. They are very easy to care for and will last a very long time!