Have you ever had a chalk pencil that breaks every time you sharpen it? One thing that can cause that to happen is a dull sharpener. This is a wonderful pencil sharpener with openings for both large and small pencils.
This is our favorite white chalk pencil and what a bargain it is! This set has 2 pencils and a dandy sharpener. The pencil makes a line that you can see and it brushes off well. It sharpens to a nice point but please note that you don't really need a sharp point on your chalk pencils.
The chalk line that you draw around your templates is part of the seam allowance! It turns to the back of your applique.the part of the line that is important is its inside edge.
Note: if your pencil breaks every time you sharpen it you probably need a new sharpener.
This pencil uses a soft 9mm water soluble chalk to make a line you can see that isn't too thick. The chalk is firm enough not to break as you draw on fabric—unless you push too hard. You know how that goes. I use this pencil when I am drawing very small or fine shapes.
You might want to order two pencils so that you don't have to keep changing the color of chalk as you work, or order the Sewline Trio.