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Thread: Help!! Help!! me with my dilemma???

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    Senior Member cny_sewer39's Avatar
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    Good Evening Every1,

    I hope that all is well with you & your families. I have a little dilemma. I am using a water soluble marking pen, to draw my stitching lines on my 3 1/2" blocks. My question is how would you remove the lines. I have tried several different spray bottles & they made a BIG MESS. I have also tried a wash cloth with the same result. Please any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I am wondering if there is a great gadget out there that I don't know about yet... :lol: :lol: Thanks for all of your help in advance.

    Have a blessed day.

    debra

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    Are you SURE you're using a water soluble marking pen??? I've not heard of one making a mess. I just spritz mine with a spray bottle and they disappear. Sometimes it take a few spritzes...... Good luck!

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    I use a small container of water and a Q-tip. Just run the wet swab oveer the lines, no need to spray or make a big mess on your quilt.

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    Are you marking on the wrong side of your blocks? If you are, then you don't necessarily need to remove them.
    OR are these stitching lines for quilting?

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    I have always just sprayed my blocks with a little water and they disappear. What kind of pen are you using? The one I use the most is made by Collins.

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    Shouldn't make a mess if it is water soluble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scraphq
    I use a small container of water and a Q-tip. Just run the wet swab oveer the lines, no need to spray or make a big mess on your quilt.
    I do the same. No issues.

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    what kind of a mess???
    do not iron on the marks-
    and when the quilt is done- wash it- they should all disappear. as long as you haven't (heat set) them.
    we do not know what you mean by making a mess- water erase pens generally just disappear when spritzed with water---where is the (mess)?

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    I just did the same thing. I tried to spritz it and it disappeared but as it dried there was blue smudges all over the area. I just ignored it until I was done. It all washed out. Don't worry about it as long as it was the correct marker.

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    ditto :)
    Quote Originally Posted by amandasgramma
    Are you SURE you're using a water soluble marking pen??? I've not heard of one making a mess. I just spritz mine with a spray bottle and they disappear. Sometimes it take a few spritzes...... Good luck!

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