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Friday, January 6, 2012

Fun Friday: Sewline Fabric Marking Pencils


Sewline is the sponsor of today's Fun Friday giveaway.  The winner will receive a Sewline mechanical fabric pencil with ceramic leads.









The Sewline fabric marker is a easy to use marker that is perfect for sewing, quilting and embroidery enthusiasts.  The fine tip, with ceramic technology leads, make it an easy to use marking tool on fabrics, especially when using stencils.
You may want to read a previous review, written by SewCalGal, where insights are also shared on testing marking pencils.  Always, do remember to test any fabric marking tool on your fabrics.  And, try to use the lightest level of marking you can use, as this will also help improve the ease of removing any marks later.




To enter to win a Sewline fabric marking pencil, simply be a follower of SewCalGal and leave a comment on this post.  One lucky winner will be randomly selected and announced next Friday, January 13th.   If you haven't ever won a giveaway on a blog, you may want to read my post "WANTED: Quilters that never win at giveaways".

The winner of last weeks' Fun Friday giveaway, sponsored by Martingale & Company, home of that Patchwork Place, for a copy of Make Your Bed: Quilted Bed Runners, Pillows, and More to Suit Your Style, by Leslee Evans, is

Congratulations to Anita (The Other Side of Me)

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Anonymous said...

How SWEET! =) I am so surprised...and so excited too! Thank you for a lovely win...I'm looking forward to checking it out. =)

Jane said...

I definitely need help with marking. Thanks for the giveaway. I'm already a follower!

Joan said...

Oh wow! I love this pen and almost ordered one last week. I'm really excited at the chance of winning one. Thanks

crowefan0517 said...

I've heard so much about this marker. Thanks for the chance to win.

-debby
Chester, NY

Mishka said...

One of my favourite notions. Wish the refill leads weren't quite expensive though, or that we could buy larger quantities of refills.

quilterbell said...

Great giveaway! Thank you for the chance!. I am already a follower.

Mrs.Pickles said...

what a neat pen. Thanks for the chance to win

Shelly said...

I've been wanting to try one of these, but no one around here sells them yet . . .

WvHmmngbrd said...

Love your giveaways!! Thanks for the chance to win!

gill said...

I haven't seen these before so I'd love to win one!
I'm a happy follower!

Barb said...

Thanks for the review...you have a lot of fun things going on here.

Stephanie said...

I've been using this pen for the past 2 years. I love it.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the fun 1st Friday giveaway SewCal Gal! And congrats to you Anita on your win! Kim C

Michelle in Holly said...

This is an awesome pencil that I would love to win!

DebrafromMD said...

I'm a follower and would love to win one of these pens. I've purchased other Sewline products in the past and been extremely happy with them.

Kelsey said...

I'm always looking to try a knew marking pencil or marker. I still haven't found one that I'm totally happy with.

Mary Jerz said...

I've seen this pen and heard a lot about it but never tried it. Thanks for the giveway. seamlessexpressions.gmail.com.

Maria said...

Have one, but would love to have another. Then I could have different colours!

iluvmybugs said...

What a great giveaway..thanks for the chance to win!

Diane N said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I need a marking pencil.

mblittle5 said...

I'm a follower. I'd love to try this pencil.

Teresa said...

I haven't had a new marking pencil in ??, a really long time! Thank you for a chance to try a new one...

Manda said...

I am always looking for new marking things! Thanks :)

Quiltin' Sandy said...

Hi, I am one of your followers. :)

ylrbmk said...

I always think of marking pens that disappear with water, but had never really thought of a marking pencil. I hope I win...I would like to try it out!

Ray and Jeanne said...

I'd love a Sewline Fabric Pecil! Thanks for the chance to win one! -Jeanne

Dot said...

Love the video. And would love to have the pencil.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I woulds love to try this new marker...and congrats to last weeks winner.

Anonymous said...

These pens are the best. I would love one to add to my quilting essentials.

MC said...

I've been thinking about getting something like this. Thanks for the chance to win!

Karen said...

Hi Darlene, I could've really used this last week when I was marking about 70 blocks! Thanks and Happy New Year!

Diane Wild said...

I'm always looking for good markers. I would love to try this one. Thanks for the chance. I'm already a follower.

Linda said...

This is a great pen, I know because I have one. I use mine for marking embroidery designs. It's awesome. So if you pick me to win, I'll give you the address of a friend who needs and deserves to have one. Thanks for the chance to win! Oh... and I'm a follower and a subscriber from here in Iowa.

aggie said...

This pen is an answer... I am entering for this giveaway too.

robin said...

I'm a follower, and would love a pen! Thanks for the chance!

Gini Ewers said...

Thanks for all the great information you provide. I'd love to try the pen.

Jo said...

I've always wondered what people use. I bought a crayon style one, but it is difficult to use. I'd love to try this! Thanks for the giveaway!

Gina said...

I'm always looking for new fabric markers and this one looks lie a keeper!

Anonymous said...

I haven't heard of these, but it sounds neat. Thanks for the chance to win.

Unknown said...

Thanks for the review of this marking pen. I look forward to trying it!

Joanna

Deb said...

Follower - thanks for the review.

Bev in TX said...

Thanks for another great giveaway :-). I'm already a follower via your RSS feed.

Sallie said...

I'm a follower and would love to try this. Thanks for the giveaway!

Mair said...

I'm always looking for a good marking implement. Thanks for the review.

sybil said...

If I have you in my reader, does that mean I'm a follower? If so....I AM!

Also, I have this pen and love it. I have the green lead which works great on light colored fabrics.

Milly Axling said...

Oh wow! I love this pen hope to win.
Milly in Sweden

Darlene B said...

I am a follower! I've heard great things about this pen and would love to win one!

ryanamysmom said...

Oh, how I'd love to win! I'm not happy with the pencil I'm currently using...... bet you can guess why!

hilary said...

I have followed you a long time. Love to have a decent marker.

Gidget said...

I am a follower and I would LOVE to try that pencil out!

ritainalaska said...

i like my green sewling pencil! will have to get another for darker colors ... but not grey!
thanx for the info in the previous post.

Marilee said...

Ceramic lead? I have an emboidery piece I have been putting off because it's not transferred. Time to do that.

shelly said...

They are a great item. I have them in two colors and will mostly like pick up another one soon.
shelly beth

Multi said...

Interesting, I've never seen these before! You can never have too many choices of thing to mark fabric with... I have markers, pencils, soapstones, erasable highlighters, etc. :P

Anonymous said...

HAPPILY FOLLOWING YOU!
I'D LIKE TO TRY THIS PEN.
THANKS FOR SHARING!

Aleisha said...

I am a follower. Thanks for the chance to win!

Pam said...

I'm a follower and I love that pencil! Thanks for the chance to win.

Nanbon44 said...

congratulations to last weeks winner...
I am a follower for quite some time now and I love every post... and show here....

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

Congrats to last week's winner! I am a regular follower :) Thanks for the opportunity to enter your great giveaway!!

Agnes B Bullock said...

Wow- another great giveaway!

bingo~bonnie said...

already a follower :) and what an awesome giveaway!! I've never used a Sewline mechanical pencil before but have read many great raving reviews of them. Too bad I didn't think to ask Santa to bring me one...? Maybe I can talk dh into one for Valentines?? ;)

Thanks again for chance to win. Love from Indiana! ~bonnie

The Village Queen said...

Im a follower and woul love one of these. Need a great marker and its a bit out of my budget at the moment, so thanks for the chance!

Karen said...

I have been wanting to try one of these pencils, but I didn't get one in my stocking.

Christine M said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I'm a follower. I'd love to try one of these pens.

Jeanne said...

This looks like a great marking pencil to have. I am already a follower. Thanks for the chance to win.

Lori said...

I have yet to find a fabric pencil that I like. This looks like a great option!

Christine said...

Looks like a great pencil...would love to try one! Thanks for a chance....

Jo Anne said...

Thanks for a chance to win a Sewline pencil. I remember the first time I saw these and thought I would like to get one (someday). Haven't purchased one yet. I read your previous review, and was impressed by your thorough test.

Lee said...

I would love to try one of these - thanks for the giveaway!

Cathy said...

I would love to try this one! I use several marking tools and always looking for another one.

Patti said...

Looks like something new to try for me. thanks for the giveaway.

Kim said...

That looks very handy :0)
thanks for the chance to win.

Happy sewing

Becky said...

Congratulations, Anita! I'd love to give one of these marking pens a try. I've not purchased one.

Connie said...

I would love to try that marking pen! Thanks for the giveaway!

Annette said...

loks like a neat new tool .... get item to add to my supplies .... thanks for having a give away... ps I'm a follower

Sherri G said...

I love these pens. Thanks for the chance to win one!

Newbie Jen said...

I love these pens! I bought a new color for my stocking stuffer this year, but I go through them so quickly. Thanks for the chance to win a new one!

Nancy H. said...

I have been reading your blog for awhile but I am now a follower. My friend has one of these pencils and loves it. I would love to win one. Thanks for the giveaway.

Donna said...

I'm always looking for a better marking pen/pencil. Thanks for all the giveaways!

Mary Jerz said...

I've seen this pen and heard a lot about it but never tried it. Thanks for the giveway.

Rosa said...

congratulations to Anita and I`d love to try this pencil.Thanks for the chance to win.

Unknown said...

I'm always looking for a better way to mark my quilts for quilting or applique. Thanks for the offer to WIN.

Longvacation said...

That looks pretty nifty, would love to try it out. I'm a follower.

Marlene said...

Thanks for the review. I've tried several different marking tool and haven't found THE one yet.

jmniffer said...

I was just looking into marking tools last night. The are so many to choose from! Thanks for a chance to try this one. I am a follower.

Regina said...

Finally starting to stretch my wings and get away from following the seam lines... and looking at ways to mark.

My Sister Made Me Do It said...

I'm now a follower. Thanks for the opportunity to win your giveaway.

SassyCathy said...

WOW What a nice pencil. I have several templates I haven't even tried to use yet - this would surely be a great help.
I'm a follower ... lead on lady :)
Cathy Byrd
byrd@gulftel.com

Sheila said...

I think these pens a wonderful, they make marking so easy. I need a second pen so i don't have to change the "leads" when i need to change colour, not greedy just time saving.
i have been a "lurker" for a while and am now a "follower"

M-R said...

I'd love to give Sewline a try! Thanks for the giveaway!

Nicki said...

I would love to win this Sewline fabric marking pencil. I have yet to find a marking pencil that really works for me & would love to try this one. Thanks for offering this giveaway.

Colleen said...

I haven't heard of these markers yet. I would love to win!

Allison C said...

Cool. Would love to try it!

susan said...

I would love to win this ceramic pencil! Especially with all the fmq I'll be doing! I was awake at 3:30 a.m. this a.m. so I got up and was making quilt sandwiches of different batts. Its going to be a batting 2012 experience!
Thanks for your blog!

California Fiber artist and composer said...

You are so right about testing markers before using. I had a horror story with a marker I had tested on the selvedge of a cotton sateen and not on the body of the fabric. One needs to try them under multiple situations----something I always teach my students

Heather said...

I love these ceramic pencils. Thanks for the chance to win one.

Shelly Tiefenthaler said...

I am enjoying the FQM Challenge so far! Thank you to Sewline for sponsoring this weeks giveaway.

scottylover said...

Would love to try this out. I've been trying to find a good marking pencil for some time now!

Sandy A

crazyqsis said...

I would like to try this out thank you for the chance to win
Melisa http://www.crazyqsis.blogspot.com

Sewgirl said...

I have had my eye on this marking pencil, so would love to win one!

Gwen said...

hmmm... 101.. sounds like a lucky number to me! :-) Thank you for a chance to win one of these marking pencils--they sound great!!

Denise said...

I am definitively a quilter who never wins anything. Love your website!

kay said...

I've heard that this is THE marking pencil to have. I would love to try one. Thanks!

Margaret said...

I love these marking pencils.

barefootT said...

I am a follower, and would love to win this pencil! :) thanks for the chance.

Marcia W. said...

Thank you for this chance to win a sewline pencil as know it would help me in marking my quilts. I follow your blog.

Grams said...

I would love to have one of those marking pencils. Thanks for the chance to win

Vail in TN

Gina said...

I would love to give this marking pencil a try. I am a follower. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Cecilia said...

These are the greatest markers. Thanks for the chance to win one.

Jill said...

Looks like something I would definitely used. Thanks for the chance!

Karen said...

I love the sewline marking pens -- use them often for my needle turn applique markings...

TGIF !
Karen

JaneB said...

Thanks for the Fun Friday Giveaway. I hope I've cured my "never win a prize" situation!

Kristin said...

I would love to give this a try. If I don't win I am putting it on my wish list.

Barbara Sindlinger said...

Always looking for a good marking tool. This would be great to try.

Elizabeth said...

Wow! What an absolutely fantastic giveaway! If I don't win one, I'm going to buy one! Thank you to you and the giveaway sponsor for the chance to win.

xo -E

Quilting "b" said...

I am a follower and would love a chance to win your wonderful giveaway

Laura T said...

I'm now a follower and would really love to win the Sewline fabric marking pencil! Thanks for the opportunity to participate:)
LauraT

Lynn said...

I would love one of these, thanks for the chance.

Marilyn said...

I am a follower of your blog. I am always looking at alternative ways to mark my fabrics. Thank you for the info, and the giveaway.

JoyceLM said...

I'm a follower. Thanks for the chance to win.

Darlene Gerber said...

Great Giveaway! I follow and would love to win!

Janet said...

I'd love to win a Sewline marking pencil - thanks for the opportunity!

And of course I'm a follower?

Josie McRazie said...

I have never tried these! Thanks for the chance to win!!

Laura said...

Thank you for such a great review and for the giveaway! I am already a follower of your blog...love it!

Teresa said...

I would to win the marking pencil. Thanks for the give away. I'm also a follower.

Jeanne Gwin said...

Your review answered so many questions for me. thanks for introducing me to this form of quilt marking. i am ready to roll now, well as soon as my studio drys out, we had a bit of a flood yesterday. Ugh

Billye said...

I am so excited about the FMQ challenge, have been drawing and plan to hit my practice sandwiches today. I have several quilts that need quilting! Thanks for such a great blog, learning experience and information, plus give aways! Who could ask for more?

KatheG said...

I do follow you and would love to win - thanks for the giving.

Teresa in Music City said...

Oh yes! I'm a long-time follower and I'd love to win!

LeAnne said...

I've never heard of them. Would love to try one out.

Linda E in AZ said...

I've been hearing good things about these pens so would love to try them out.
thanks!

Shebandowan said...

I would love to win this marker. Thanks for the chance.

Janet

muffster said...

That's a cooooool marker that I've never seen before. Probably would be great on darker fabrics.

Mary Beth said...

I'm a never have won a giveaway people. I follow your blog and I would love to win. Contact info:
Mary Beth Ticknor
marybeth.ticknor@yahoo.com

╰☆╮ Barb ╰☆╮ said...

I have one with white lead and love it! But I didn't know there are other colors of lead as well. I am an avid follower of your blog - thanks for taking time to share with all of us!

Anonymous said...

Yes, I would like to win this sew line marking pencil! Looks like a great tool, would love to try it! Keeping my fingers crossed, lol!

Thanks!

happymrs said...

Gee, I clicked on anonymous, lol, don't like it, so here I am again, I want to win!
Thanks!

tpott said...

I could really use one of these. It looks like it makes a very thin line, just what I've been looking for. Perfect! What a wonderful giveaway! ;->

Leah said...

Thanks for the giveaway....

Deborah said...

I'm thinking this must be a great marking pencil because every time I try to buy one at my local quilt store they are sold out!

quilter1 said...

I love my pen and another would go nicely in my traveling pack! These are great

Debbie said...

This pencil looks great. Thanks for counting me in, Darlene!

Janet said...

I have heard of this pencil and would definitely like to check it out. Thanks for a chance to win.

cassi said...

Would love a chance to try these!

Anonymous said...

I love my Sewline marking pencil, but hate having to change the colors, so I would love to win another!

Pat said...

I need a fine line marker and Sewline sounds like a good choice.

Roz said...

I have the pencil as well, very smooth writing.

QuilterLynn said...

They make very good products!

LJ said...

Keep showing us the new and not-so-new products. Love getting your ideas on their use. Go FMQ!!

Too many eggs said...

oh what a very nice looking marking pen, i definitely need to mark my lines more lightly, i always seem to have trouble getting some markings out.

thanks for the tip

Janis said...

I love these markers, especially for use with quilting stencils.

teachpany said...

I love Sewline pencils. I need more black leads!! lol It works so well on so many projects. What a great giveaway! Thanks.

Lori said...

This looks like a fantastic tool. Thanks for the chance to win.

Pamela said...

Looks like a great tool!

Eden said...

Oh, I 'sew' need something better than the graphite pencil I use for everything. And, I thought I would branch out and try a washable marker that I may regret... I think some time with bleach gel is in my future!

Azure Moon Design said...

I would love to win

shenyon said...

Even if I don't win, I think that pencil/pen is on my shopping list! Tracing that stencil looked so easy.

Debbie Lou said...

That pen looks like a great marking tool. I think it would be good for embroidery or quilting. Thanks for the offer. Love your blog.

Kearstie Grenier said...

I'm working on my FMQ and taking the Challenge. A good marker would help me, as I am a real beginner. Thanks for the chance to win.

JB said...

Thanks for introducing us to this pencil. It sounds like a great tool for the fabric artist.

Theresa said...

What a cool marking tool, hope I win (I've never won one of these :c))

tesuque said...

Looks like a great addition for any quilter.

Linda V said...

I would love to win this! Thanks for the giveaway chance!

Painting 4 Him said...

I love your blog and would enjoy using this pencil.

Anonymous said...

Would love to win this. Thanks for all the work you do on this blog and the FMQ challenge.
Pat

babcia2008@ymail.com

Kathy MacKie said...

Love new tools, thanks for keeping us in the know!

Michele Hester said...

This is one I would REALLY like to win! ;-) Thanks for yet another great giveaway.

Tracey Rampling (The Peony Teacup) said...

I would love a chance to try one of these pencils :)

crafter1953 said...

Hi, I sure could use a marker like that. Thank you for the giveaway.

Andee said...

Thanks for the chance!

Quilter in The Gap aka Rhonda said...

Congrats to the ever-deserving Anita. Thanks for the chance Darlene.

Laura said...

I never win anything, but keep trying anyway! I use a chalk pencil for marking, would love to "move up" to this ceramic pencil.

Lynn In TX said...

I love your blog and am a faithful follower of yours but have never won a give-a-way. Some day I will. I love this pencil and all the different leads it have - although quite expensitive. Happy stitches to you.

Anonymous said...

Fabulous and I would love to win(never have won anything yet).Kathy Schatt.

Anne Cowan said...

THanks for the chance to win one of these awesome pencils. I hope to win sometime!!!

monica said...

I'm always looking for good tools that make things easier! Thanks for the change to win it!!!
md_angelo@libero.it

zarina said...

I am a follower of your blog.

rubyslipperz said...

This is one of my favorite marking pencils. It has a very thin line, very accurate when drawing the line for handsewing and hand applique. Nice to not have to use a pencil sharpner...especially when in the car or visiting somewhere.

hugZ,
annie
anniesrubyslipperz.com
yep! I'm a follower

Anne said...

This is the Cadillac of marking pencils

June D said...

I'm already a follower of your blog!

epban said...

I'm a follower in need of a new marking pencil that works!

Tina said...

Thanks for having such blog, finally starting following it. I've read your FAQ about never winning and made some suggested changes. Hopefully I've done it right. I'm looking forward to the FMQ challenge too.

Kathy M Boice said...

I'm a new follower and would appreciate winning the new marking pencil! Thank you for the opportunity.
midwayfarms@hughes.net

Deb R said...

Hi, I'm a new follower participating in the FMQ Sew Along. New sewing tools are always welcome. Thabks for the chance to win.

Wivi said...

I'm a new follower and that pencil is just what I need.

Donna K from N.TX aka Quilting Bear Gal said...

Looks like a fine product. Enter me into the drawing please.

Theresa said...

Would love to give this a try..

dooddles said...

I am marker challenged, so this might be the answer I am looking for! Thanks for the chance! :o)

Charlotte said...

Thanks for the chance to win one of these pencils

Charlotte T.

Sand and Sunshine said...

I adore my own Sewline Pencil so much I've been wanting another. Kudos on getting the word out on a great product.

The Village Queen said...

Would love to try these!

c said...

i love my sewline pen, wish I could have more of them! they outdo any of all the single lead pencils for sure. Great investment. and yes I do follow you

VickiT said...

Oh gosh, these are awesome marking tools. I need to get more of them so I don't have to keep changing the color in them. I always worry that I'll break one when switching colors.

I've tried every kinda of marking pencil or marker and this is, by far the best yet. All my markers always seem to dry out so I stopped buying those.

Barb and Sharon said...

I love my sew line pen. I want to buy a second one so that I don't have to change the leads on the go. I like the fine line it makes instead of the larger lines other pens make.

Elli said...

I love these pencil, especially the white one. It shows up so clearly on dark fabrics.

Jacquelin said...

Parece un buen aliado para los trabajos de patchwork. Me gusta sobretodo un sólo lápiz para telas claras y oscuras con un simple cambio de mina. Gracias.

quilt 'n piece said...

Oh would love to have this marker for my birthday on the 14th!!!

Dresden Quilter said...

I have been looking for a really good pencil marker. Thanks for the giveaway.

Terri in BC said...

I just heard about these, but haven't started looking yet. I would love to win one of these! thanks for the opportunity, Terri in BC

Sharmond said...

This marker sounds wonderful. I am looking for a better way to mark fabric. I enjoy your site!

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