When you're getting your writing/drawing utensil drawer in order, start with plain old pencils and work your way up as needed. Fabric markers are best for sewing or quilting projects. Sharpies, which tend to bleed through cloth and most paper, are ideal for marking heavy-duty materials. Be aware that their marks are permanent, so use caution when applying. If children are involved, consider adding washable crayons, markers and colored pencils to your stash.