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Thread: How to Remove Permanent Marker from Quilt Leaders?

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    How to Remove Permanent Marker from Quilt Leaders?

    Hi, the previous owner of my new-to-me long arm marked the leaders with permanent marker - probably a Sharpie. They're not evenly marked at the start and end of each leader so I'd like to re-mark them.

    Has anyone found a way to remove permanent marker? I'm trying blotting the mark with bleach but don't really see much of a change.

    Thanks,
    Cathy

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    Try rubbing alcohol.

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    boy, If you can't get the marks off-try marking where you want in a different color. perhaps red. good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan View Post
    boy, If you can't get the marks off-try marking where you want in a different color. perhaps red. good luck.
    I don't think you will get them off - I would go with the using a different color

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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan View Post
    boy, If you can't get the marks off-try marking where you want in a different color. perhaps red. good luck.
    this was my first thought also... it's certainly less expensive than making new leaders.
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    How about buying the liquid White Out or similar to over paint the marks?

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    Sounds weird but you might try hair spray. I once washed a shirt with sharpie in pocket and got it out that way. I'd have something to blot the marks with so they don't spread.
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    i used the little white sponge (dampen with water).that the bald man with the earring makes. Its always worked on my cutting mats.

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    Try using Oxyclean or the generic version that I paid $1 at Dollar Tree.. I bought a piece of fabric that had marker all over it, and soaked it.. Came back, and the marker was gone..

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    91% Isopropyl alcohol. It runs a bit more expensive - around 3.00 a quart - than the run of the mill 70% but it will remove Sharpie marker.

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