Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13

Thread: Marking a quilt

  1. #1
    Junior Member KyKat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Kentucky
    Posts
    179

    Marking a quilt

    Has anyone ever used the washable Crayola marking pens to mark the quilting pattern on a quilt? I wonder if there are any lines left after washing? The blue or purple pens get expensive, and when you have blue or purple fabric to mark, well, that's a problem sometimes. And I don't like chalk. Any experience with the washable markers?
    Eternity is a very long time -- especially toward the end.

  2. #2
    Senior Member Hinterland's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Hudson Valley, NY
    Posts
    894
    I haven't used them, but I hear they work. I would test them rigorously before I used them on a quilt, first.

    Janet

  3. #3
    Banned
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Sturbridge, Ma
    Posts
    4,017
    Be sure and test, test, test.
    I used them to mark on white poly batting to cut for trapunto. I tested on the batting and it came right out.
    I then tested on unbleached muslin and it realy took some effort to get the lines out.

  4. #4
    Senior Member VickyS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    in hiding
    Posts
    548
    I've used the Frixxon ballpoint pens which are washable with excellent results. The pens are available at your local office supply store or online. These pens were recommended to me by several machine quilters.

    I haven't tried the washable crayola pens. I would definitely want to test them first if I was at all unsure.

  5. #5
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    S. Texas
    Posts
    1,110
    Walgreens usually have the pens. However when the temperature get cold the marks will come back but a quick trip to the dryer will takr them away again.

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    873
    I have used the Crayolas a lot. That is all I use now. One time it took two washings to get out the markings. Just didn't put in dryer in between. Must go by directions on package. Maybe the detergent I used was not the best one to get it out the first time; I buy the cheapest they have that day.

  7. #7
    Senior Member Handcraftsbyjen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    New Hampshire
    Posts
    823
    Use caution with the Frixzob pens, the ink WILL come back if the fabric becomes cool or cold.

  8. #8
    DJ
    DJ is offline
    Super Member DJ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Pacific NW
    Posts
    2,064
    I used the Crayola markers and had a dickens of a time getting them out. I think it was because I left it in too long as I was hand quilting. I was sick and thought I'd ruined a king size quilt. The marks finally came out when I washed it in a front loading machine. I don't think I'll be using those markers on a quilt again.
    DJ_____________________

  9. #9
    Power Poster
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    18,236
    I bought a packages on sale after Christmas but I have not used them yet. I will test them before I use them on any project.

  10. #10
    Super Member QandE2010's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Florida - formerly Montana
    Posts
    3,057
    Kykat, I know you said that you don't like chalk, but have you tried the Fons & Porter chalk wheel? I hated chalk until I tried the wheel. It makes a very thin line & you just roll on the chalk.
    Alma
    Nami to 6

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.