Tips for Using a Hera Marker {Video Tutorial}

Today I want to share a quick video tutorial that I recorded yesterday to give you some tips for using a Hera Marker. It includes how I use a regular acrylic ruler to mark curves and suggestions for how to modify the lighting at your sewing machine in order to see the marked lines, especially on prints, better while you quilt.

I’d love to hear if these tips help or if you have any additional questions.

14 thoughts on “Tips for Using a Hera Marker {Video Tutorial}

  1. Julie says:

    Excellent tutorial.

  2. Thanks for the tips on the lighting, Yvonne. That is very helpful!

  3. Peggy M. says:

    I just purchased this marker last week, so I was happy to come across your tutorial today. Very helpful.

  4. Joelle says:

    I am accustomed to ironing my top and batting to the back fabric for a nice flat surface, with the Hera marking done prior to sandwiching this would not be possible. On a larger quilt, how do you make sure everything is flat?

  5. Patty says:

    Great tutorial

  6. Patti says:

    Yes! It just so helps to see it in action as well as talk through it. I also appreciated the tip on marking the radius curves. I haven’t ventured down that road yet…Thank you so much for this video!

  7. My preferred way to mark my quilts for more than 20 years is a hera. My first hera was shaped slightly different from the current shape.
    Thanks for including marking a circle or arc.

  8. I love using the hera marker for marking quilting lines and will certainly give the curved marking a try! Thanks, Yvonne!

  9. Wonderful video tutorial! Not being able to see the marked lines while sewing is why I rarely use my Hera marker. I’m going to try your tips!

  10. Nonnabodonna says:

    How do you usually remove your marks after quilting, as needed?

  11. rl2b2017 says:

    Thank you again, Yvonne. I’ve always had issues seeing the marked Hera line. More side lighting is the ticket! {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

  12. Lois says:

    Thanks for this! I wasn’t familiar with the Hera maker technique and also didn’t understand how to use a regular square ruler to mark curves. Thanks so much. This was very helpful.

  13. kswann48 says:

    I’m getting my long neglected hera marker out for some one-on-one time :) And I’m going to look into adjusting my walking foot pressure–didn’t even know that was a thing! Thanks so much, Yvonne!

  14. I came back to this to hear about marking curves – this is really helpful Yvonne. Thank you so much for taking the time to record and post this.

I really appreciate the time and thought you take to comment, and I look forward to conversing with you. :)