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Thread: help with marking pen

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    Senior Member fabrichore's Avatar
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    I made five outer shells totes this weekend and I used a purple marking pen that is supposedly suppose to dissappear and unfortunately on two of them the pen marks are still there, is there any magic potion I can use to get rid of these marks....it is discouraging but I have been on this board long enough to know that one of you will have this said magic potion...LOL

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    Did you iron on the pen marks?
    Maybe oxyclean, or another bleach alternative :D:D:D

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    no idid not iron them, I don't think I want to put bleach on the totes, thanks for your suggestion, I will just google to see if there is any info...

    Thanks again...

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    well I googled fabric disappearing marking pens, and some say too use water and a scrap fabric and blot or dab, others said use water but with a little detergent, I will try this tonight just thought I passed along just in case someone else had this problem...

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    fabrichore just wanted you to know our local quilt shop has a new marking pen that disappears when your put heat on it - i.e. even when the iron is just above the design. Might want to check it out - I just ordered one cause they ran out because of the local shop hop. Hope you find a fix and soooo sorry you are having trouble. Also thanks for the info cause I also have one of those purple pens.

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    what brand is it? was it supposed to disappear with air or water? what does the paperwork with it say? have you tried contacting the company who made the pen? I would.

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    I would try to contact the company. The companies who make items for quilters are usually very helpful. I had a purple pen with ink that disappeared over time, but it wasn't for me--the design disappeared before I was finished with the quilt. I think I'm pretty slow sometimes.

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    well I tried the dabbing of water and detergent and it came out, whew thank goodness, it did say on the package disappearing ink, so I assumed it would, I made five totes and the ink only remained on three of them, so I will look for alternatives in marking fabric, do not want to use that purple pen again...

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    Sometimes it can take 3-4 days to disappear.

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    Sometimes it depends on the fabric. Not sure about the purple disappearing ones, but I know the blue washout pens are not recommended for red fabrics. (Something about they become permanent on red.) Best idea is to test it on a scrap of each fabric before you use it on a project. Glad it came out!!

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