A Review and Giveaway of Sewline Fabric Pencils

Our daughter Kelli has caught the embroidery bug.  I love it because she’s been sharing some of her projects with me.  She gave me a piece for my birthday that I have to frame.  Now she started stitching on this…


It’s one of the panels from this AMAZING quilt.

She just learned to embroider and is doing an amazing job.  I admit it.  The pattern is actually one that I had purchased a couple years ago but got stuck before I even started.  I didn’t know how to transfer the picture to the fabric.   Two years pass, Kelli takes the pattern and ends up teaching me…She used a Sewline Fabric Pencil to trace the picture to the fabric.  I remember the old days of pens and then the pen marks didn’t come out….UGH.  This pencil is great!


Here she is using the teal pencil on the muslin fabric…the pencil marks are easy to see.  I was so in love with the pencils that I contacted the company and asked if they would send me some pens that I could give away to you my wonderful blog readers…and they said YES!  In fact, they sent me a whole box of goodies to try and test so watch for more giveaways from Sewline to come.

They have a wonderful website with lots of good videos and picture tutorials like this one showing how to change the lead and a video of how to use the pencil.   If you are looking for a place to purchase the pencils, check your local quilt shop.

Sewline was so generous.  They sent THREE sets like this giveaway….


The set includes the pencil, lead, and an eraser.  So wondering how you can win??  Just leave a comment here telling me what you would use the Sewline Fabric Pencil for.  I will pick three winners on Tuesday.

178 thoughts on “A Review and Giveaway of Sewline Fabric Pencils”

  1. I would use the pencils for transferring embroidery designs, applique, half square triangles,etc. Really, anything that needs marking on fabric. I love your blog and read it every day.

  2. I would use these to draw lines on squares to make hst’s! I am also going to quilt a quilt! My goal for this year. I could mark it with this pencil.

  3. Just bought a quilt kit that has an applique design on half the blocks. This pen would be perfect. Beautiful quilt.

  4. I’ve never had one of these but they look great and your daughter is doing a beautiful work. Thanks for the chance!
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

  5. I’d love to try marking the wrong side of some rather larger half square triangles that I’m trying to sew. And I think they would be great for marking cutting lines on tee shirts being made into a quilt.

  6. I just got an embroidery book from Connecting Threads, and wondered how I was going to transfer the designs. These pencils look like just the thing!
    (My friend has done the Over the River quilt in red, and it is a stunner!)
    Thanks for allowing me to enter your give-away.

  7. Laurel from Iowa

    Hi, Jo – I would use the pencils to make quilt labels. I have never heard of these kind of pencils but they look neat. How nice of the company to send you so many giveaway items! Tell Kelli she’s doing a great job.

  8. I’m collecting the Vignette magazines

    there is a lovely mystery BOM that I would love to make

    a set of new pencils may encourage me to start : )

  9. Congratulation Kelly! Beautiful work, I can’t wait to see it finished. Crabapple Hill has such wonderful stitchery. I am currently working on the pattern “Bluebird”.

  10. I have looked high and low for these pencils in Canada and haven’t been able to find them, I too have been bitten by the stitching bug and have been using regular pencil to transfer my designs then going back and erasing it…I just ordered that same pattern to stitch as well!

  11. I love your blog. I’m always learning something new! I would use that pencil set for marking hand quilting, embroidery, and applique. I’ve never tried Sewline before. Thanks for the give-away!

  12. I use pencils to mark HST stitching lines, applique and quilt stitch patterns. I’d like to try that Aurifil DOM series this year so could use them for that too.

    I’ve never been completely satisfied with markers I’ve used in the past so am always looking to try the new ones out. Thanks for the chance to win a set!

  13. I just received some embroidery patterns that I want to sew. I would use the pencils to transfer to the fabric. Thanks for the give away. Maybe I will win some day!! lol

  14. Love your blog…I read it pretty regular…and think it’s sooo cool you have girls that sew/craft with you. I have boys – so it’s not high on their list – but they will comment on my projects as I go along. Love the pattern your daughter is working on……very pretty. Would love to also try these pencils out….I would use them for when I tranfer punch needle patterns. I pull those projects out from time/time between quilting…(but first I need to finish my ORCA quilt……(up to the borders now). THank you again!

  15. I love the Sewline pencils. I use mine for everything, tracing patterns, marking sewing lines, marking quilting lines and just marking 1/4″ marks. I especially like the white lead. I haven’t seen the turquoise lead yet. I’ll have to check out the videos because I always have a hard time changing the lead and getting the pencil back together correctly.

  16. I just found a great BOM that involves embroidery. It’s called Promises and Borders and can be found on this blog:
    I have not done embroidery in years and years, but between this BOM and your nice pencils, I think I could very easily get back into it.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win the pencils and thanks for your blog!

  17. I haven’t embroidered in a long time but am anxious to begin again. I believe handstitched items add so much to your home and gifts. These sewline pencils look so simple to use.

  18. LOVE the Sewline family of products! Use them to mark quilting lines, sewing lines, starting/stopping points for mitered corners and binding, they are great for anything!

  19. Wow – what a fantastic job your daughter has done! What a wonderful way to personalize your quilt. I would love to try it myself. Recently I did a Words of Wisdom Quilt for my son who married on 9.10.11, and I had friends and family write their advice to the Bride and Groom on 6 inch square muslin and sign their names. I was happy to see that many people added their own artwork to their words.
    I can see more quilts such as this in my future.
    I’d love to give these a try :)
    thank you,
    Cathy Byrd

  20. I teach sewing and these would be great to make marks on my student’s fabric since they wash out/erase easily. I have wanted to applique words onto my quilts. With these pencils, I can write the words on the quilt and then applique on top of them. I can’t wait to try them out! Thanks for telling us about them!

  21. I’ve got 3 embrodiered quilts on the go, and I’ve been using the infamous blue marker. I would love to give these a try to see if they would work any better. Thanks for the opportunity!

  22. About time for me to get back to embrodiery. I was running into the same thing with marking pencils. I have a nursery themed pattern that I want to use with my niece using reds and whites.

  23. I always have an embroidery piece on the go. I am working on my last block for my “Journey of a Quilter” project…I’d use these pencils to trace my last stitchery designs :)

  24. I want to do some redwork and the pencil would make tracing the design onto the muslin so much easier. I have tried other products with limited success. I need to find an easy way to make the transfer work. THank you!

  25. These pencils look wonderful, I hadn’t heard of them before. I would use them to mark quilting motifs for hand quilting … a new goal of mine to learn this year. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

  26. Thanks sew much for this giveaway opportunity. I’ve heard great things about this pencil and would love to give it a try.

  27. It seems more and more people are using this wonderful pencil as I have seen it mentioned several times recently on blogs. I would like to try this pencil for my applique and embroidery work.

  28. I love Sewline products. The pencils are great for marking on fabric for applique. Don’t have the glue, but would use it for English paper piecing.

  29. I actually have a yellow Sewline marker-it shows up on both light and dark. I use it to mark lines for HST’s. I would love to use it for embroidery (hadn’t actually thought about that).

  30. I am doing my first Stitchery 101 quilt with the little birds and such. I’m basically finding little birds that I like on Flickr and making them the right size on my photo copy machine. I’d love to win. Thanks for the chance.

  31. I enjoy making quilts that include embroidery so the Sewline products work well. I also use their glue pen for prepping applique. Thanks for the chance to win.

  32. What a great tool, the pencil looks fabulous. My vote is for anything that makes my crafting easier and faster. I would use it for marking lines on hand embroidery, marking quilting lines on my quilts, marking darts on clothing patterns, placement lines on bags, and many more things as well. Thanks for the heads up on this product.

  33. I would love to try these out for half square triangles….hear they are real smooth. I think they would also work well for applique. But a big use for me is with the ARDCO templates for hand piecing – something I enjoy during those TV and lag times.

  34. I’d love to use it for signature blocks in my quilts. I think signatures are such an important part in the history of a quilt. Kudos to Sewline. Thanks for contacting them to share the products wih us.

  35. I always wondered about those pencils. I love to embroider and am working on the snowman quilt from the same designer. I would also love to use those pencils for adding embroidery to applique blocks. Love your blog, thanks for sharing!

  36. I have some vintage linens with embroidery and I want to make a quilt with them, adding in embroidery to tie them all together. This would be perfect for drawing the pattern.

  37. I love embroidery and have considered buying the Sewline almost every time I’m in a store that sells them, but didn’t have any first hand knowledge of how well it worked. Great to have your input! I’d use them for tracing embroidery and for marking motifs and stitching lines on quilts. I do all my own quilting on my home sewing machine so having a good marking tool would be terrific.

  38. I actually have a pattern from this same company on my “to do” list — perhaps winning the pencil will be the kick I need to get it started!

  39. I love to do embroidery also and so these would come in quite handy! Thanks for your great site…it is always a treat to visit!

  40. Thanks for giving a chance. I ll trace BE designs on fabric i m very much interested in Brazilian Embroidery ….

  41. I would love to try the Sewline pencil for an embroidery pattern I purchased last year. Thanks for the opportunity and I really enjoy your blog. In fact I’m cooking up your cabbage recipe tonight!

  42. I’m just getting back into embroidery and would love to win the pencils. My granddaughters are really good at embroidery and I’m sure they’d be happy to help me try them out.

  43. OOOO, I would love to start adding embroidery to my quilts. I have tried to add a little free hand and it looks…well, freehand!

  44. I enjoy redwork, embroidery and to tell ya true, any rhythym of the needle. Still experimenting trying to find the right medium to transfer the designs. So if I win, it could be a wish come true. I’ve spent so much through the years trying to find the “perfect” pen to see and then to get rid of after it’s stitched! Jane

  45. I would use the Sewline pencils to mark my half-square triangle blocks. The finer the line, the more accurate the squares come out.

  46. I am in the process of stitching one of those Crabapple Hill Designs. It’s the Winter Wonderland one so that is what I would use the pencil for. Crabapple Hill has some really wonderful designs. Hope they aren’t addictive?!?!

  47. What a great idea! I would love to use these for tracing sewing patterns and for drawing free motion quilting patterns. Thanks for a chance to win! :)

  48. The sewline pencils look great. I am still looking for a fine line marker for marking quilting designs on quilt tops and placement for applique. I’ve tried some that don’t disappear when they’re supposed to and the purple disappearing usually disappear before I’m ready for it!

  49. I would love to have these pencils for quilting projects, embroidery projects and other sewing projects. Wonderful give away!

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