Tool Review Tuesday: Chaco Liners
3.7.2017

It’s Tool Review Tuesday! This is where we choose a tool, do some rigorous product testing, and produce a review that gives you the nitty-gritty details needed before you add something to your cart.


Featured Tool: Chaco Liners by Clover, Item #81744, 81745, 81747

Connecting Threads Reviewer: Jenna

What is this tool typically used for?

This tool helps trace lines perfectly to mark your quilt top prior to quilting.

What were your initial thoughts?

Well, I’ve known and used these for years now, but at first glance I thought they were just short and fat markers.

How did you use it?

First, I aligned my ruler onto my finished quilt top. I then ran the Chaco Liner down the side of the ruler to mark a straight line in preparation for quilting. You can also mark organic lines too (without a ruler).

How did using it go?

Wonderful! I love using these markers because they are chalk-based and it easily rubs off.

How long did it take you to learn how to use it?

Instantly.

What did you like best?

I love that it comes in three colors: yellow, blue, and white. No matter what color of fabric I’m working with, I can find a liner that shows up well. The chalk comes out easily and plus they are easy to hold.

What did you like the least?

There’s nothing negative to note about these liners!

Could you see another potential use for Chaco Liners?

You could use it for apparel marking and sewing.

Why do you NEED it?

If you want a simple, easy-marking tool in a variety of colors, these Chaco Liner Pens are awesome. They are our go-to marking tool by our staff sewists.

Who would appreciate Chaco Liners most?

These are perfect for:

  • Beginner, Intermediate and Expert quilters
  • Anyone looking to acquire the basics

Can I see the Chaco Liners in action?

You can view the demo of the Chaco Liners here.

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2 comments

  1. Ann - March 7, 2017

    My brother had me get him a yellow one to mark 2×4’s when putting up a new barn!

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  2. Marlene Clausen - March 8, 2017

    Years and years ago! Barbara Chainey (quilt designer, teacher, author, and fabric designer for Rose & Hubble) brought the original Chaco marker with her to the states. She taught a class on how to quilt your quilt based on her book and demonstrated everything with Chaco. I was hooked. Have been using them ever since and is definitely one of the most important quilting tools I have . . . right up there with the rotary cutter.

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