However, I have a new addition to tell you about. Crayola Ultra-Clean Markers. They are being used successfully and come in 10 colors. The only thing I discovered in reading was to be careful with the yellow. It may not come out as advertised. I did a brief test on white fabric that had been pre-washed and all marks washed completely out except yellow and orange, which faded instead of completely disappearing. Here is a website that has results from more serious, more scientific experimentation. I think this is a great addition to our supply list.
The caveat, as always, is:
TEST IT ON YOUR FABRIC FIRST.
Some say it heat sets, others say not, so be careful with that iron and
TEST IT FIRST.
I am almost to the place where I will stitch piano keys on the last part of my border. I am so excited. I have always done them by marking straight lines about 1 inch apart as guides. I have gotten pretty good at straight lines by doing this, but they are still far from perfect. I purchased a Westalee ruler foot, which works on my machine. It came with a little ruler that will be great to learn with and will also be just right for my 2 inch long piano keys. I am psyched to try it out and will keep you posted on the depth and success of my learning curve.