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Thread: heat set crayons on quilts

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    Senior Member DebJ's Avatar
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    Has anyone used any of these heat set crayons? I bought some but THEN I read the packaging only to find out they are supposed to be used on synthetic or synthetic blend fabrics. :( Then futher down says you can create your own designs on: names several things including quilts. :? So I thought I would ask to see if anyone has tried the on the 100% cotton and if so how did it work? :?:

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    Hi, I have done a couple of quilts using crayons, one with my children and my niece and nephew for my mother's 65th birthday, and one I made with my DD's grade 7 class for an auction.

    I cannot remember if I used a synthetic, a synthetic blend, or just regular cotton. But I do know I experimented first, so that is what I would suggest. Play with the crayons on a piece of fabric that you want to use them on.


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    We used them on white cotton t-shirts and they did just fine. The color faded a little with the first washing but then I started washing them in cold water and hanging them to dry and they've lasted for quite awhile now.

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    Nothing to ask about heat setting crayons but sure would like to know the name of the quilt/block pattern for the quilt displayed on your replies. I've been looking for the pattern for sometime with no luck because it's difficult ask anyone without the name. Thanks for any help you can send my way.
    Keep those needles rocking! DottieK ---itsadottiek@aol.com

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    here's one version. i'm still looking for the other one i saw somewhere.

    http://mccallsquilting.com/qb/pattern_899_1/

    there's another similar patter at freepatterns.com. it's called Frannie's Flowers

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    Hi, I just sent you a PM, it's called the Quadrille Twister, if you can't find the pattern PM me again, and I'll try and hook you up.

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    Hi Deb, I made a heat sealed crayon quilt for my GD when she was three.. I heat set the colors with an iron per instructions. She's now a senior in college and still has the quilt. It has been washed to death and the colors are faded to a pale pastel but still visible. I used a cotton-poly fabric.

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    A friend of mine did one with my class when my mom died about 10 years ago. The blocks are cotton. It has faded some, more from being hung on my classroom wall for 9 years than from washing. She outlined their drawings with some kind of black ink that helped their designs be a little more defined. It is one of my greatest treasures!

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    I'd love to see a photo of your quilt. would you consider posting it?
    Deb :mrgreen:

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    She is in Tallahassee and I'm in Orlando so don't get to see her very often. The quilt I did was of s series of stick figures like a child would draw. Wish I had a picture too. I am now taking pics of all my work for posterity. :lol:

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