by pennyhal2 27 Jun 2020

Years ago I had a little gadget that was a wheel with spikes to use to make marks on fabric. Don't recall the name for it, but I haven't seen it in stores. Does anyone know if they are still around?

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by peafarm 22 Jul 2020

I have 2 if we are talking of the same thing--it holds chalk and has a little toothed gear that rolls and marks things. I usually use white chalk or blue---the blue I will say doesn't come out of fabric as well as white but then again I don't launder tote bags and things like that I quilt a lot. I think they are made by 'Clover' or 'Dritz' company.I do have the old tracing wheels we used to use with tracing colored paper for garment making.

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by airyfairy 28 Jun 2020

I have also had one for years. Used to use it with coloured paper, like a carbon paper for marking dress patterns.

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pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 28 Jun 2020

Thanks!

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by killiecrankie 28 Jun 2020

Definitely called tracing wheels ,Just look in the haberdashery section of a fabric shop.Still have mine & it is about 50yrs old.

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pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 28 Jun 2020

Yikes! They used to make things to last forever. I don't know what I did with mine.

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by loriziegler 27 Jun 2020

They are called tracing wheels and Joanne Fabrics still sell them!

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pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 28 Jun 2020

Gosh, I just didn't see one at my Joanne's. Maybe online.

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by crafter2243 Moderator 27 Jun 2020

I still own some. Haven't sewn any clothing for years but still have the gadget I used in those days.

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crafter2243 by crafter2243 28 Jun 2020

I googled it and in the USA you can purchase them at Wallmart, Joanns and Amazon.

pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 28 Jun 2020

Now that I know what they are called I can buy one! Thanks!

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by asterixsew Moderator 27 Jun 2020

Hi I am sorry but I dont know which bit of the world your in but on UK Ebay there is a wide selection. Happy hunting

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pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 28 Jun 2020

Thanks!

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by graceandham 27 Jun 2020

I called it a tracing wheel. Try estate sales, Goodwill, or yard sales.

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pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 28 Jun 2020

Yes! Now I remember!

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by graceandham edited 27 Jun 2020

Just thought of where to find. There are three styles.

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pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 28 Jun 2020

Thanks!

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