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    I stumbled upon something very cool

    You guys probably know but it's news to me! I was making my sister a baby blanket (she's due to pop any time now!) and had the stencil I wanted to use for the quilt pattern. In the past I've used the markers from Joann's or chalk but I didn't have any. Besides that the markers and pencils aren't really ideal imo, and chalk... well, it's chalk.

    So I'm looking around wondering what I can use without running to the fabric store and I come across my kid's old Crayola washable markers. Big pack, multi-colored and nice tip. I try it and keep my fingers crossed hoping I'm not ruining the quilt.

    I finish up and cross my fingers as I put it in the wash and it all came out! It was perfect! I can't believe I hadn't heard of this before or thought of it myself! What do you all use?

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    Don't know if it has been mentioned before but it's a great tip and worth mentioning again.
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    thanks for sharing your experience
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    I, too, love the Crayola washable markers for marking fabric. I once left a project, marked for over 6 months, then finished and washed it. All the markings came out in the wash. They are terrific... and they come in different colors for good marking on different fabrics.
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    I use them all the time....Love em! I even accidentally ironed (with steam) a quilt marked with markers once and it still washed clean!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonomine View Post
    You guys probably know but it's news to me! I was making my sister a baby blanket (she's due to pop any time now!) and had the stencil I wanted to use for the quilt pattern. In the past I've used the markers from Joann's or chalk but I didn't have any. Besides that the markers and pencils aren't really ideal imo, and chalk... well, it's chalk.

    So I'm looking around wondering what I can use without running to the fabric store and I come across my kid's old Crayola washable markers. Big pack, multi-colored and nice tip. I try it and keep my fingers crossed hoping I'm not ruining the quilt.

    I finish up and cross my fingers as I put it in the wash and it all came out! It was perfect! I can't believe I hadn't heard of this before or thought of it myself! What do you all use?
    Most of the colors was out quite well, but in my experience YELLOW won't wash out. Seems strange, since it's the lightest color, but it's NOT come out for me.
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    Yes they work good I also use artists watercolour pencils but I always check before each project that the colour I am using will wash out - just in case!!

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    Wow, I had not heard that before, thanks for the tip!!!

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    I use them too. But don't leave the markings too long before washing. Ask me how I know.

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    new to me can't wait to try. thank you
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