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!

Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: permanent ink

  1. #1

    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    6
    A friend gave me a quilt that she received from someone - it has embroidered blocks that are beautiful, but the person outlined the quilting area in a permanent blue marker and then quilted over it - does anyone have any idea how to get the "permanent blue marker out"?

  2. #2
    Craftybug's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Wendell, NC
    Posts
    596
    I use rubbibg alchohol, my mom used white vinegar.

  3. #3
    Super Member
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    3,502
    wow that is going to be a tuff one i cant think of anything unless the ink is on a solid white i might try a clorox bleach pen other than that i would say it is permanent

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    6
    thanks for the suggestions - have tried the alcohol and vinegar, also hairspray - they do not work. The blocks were embroidered in a red DMC, which tends to run in spots when the hairspray is used. Some people just don't think!!!

  5. #5
    Super Member quiltwoman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    1,920
    My first thoughts were alcohol and hairspray. One of my sons had a fountain pen in his pocket, left it in his pants, and it leaked thru the pants onto his bedroom carpet. I tried alcohol which just made it run. The man who cleans my carpets was able to get it out. I have no idea what he used but maybe someone in your area might be able to help. Sometimes, our cleaners have been able to remove stains I could not at home--maybe see what they think.

    HTH,

  6. #6
    Super Member DA Mayer's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Stacyville Iowa
    Posts
    1,637
    I know that we used a chart cleaning substance at the places where I worked that removed everything but I don't know if safe on fabric. If you know of a hospital medical records person or someone who works at a nursing home in the medical records they could probably tell you if it would work on cloth and maybe even sample it on a scrap piece of fabric with permanent marker on it.

  7. #7
    Super Member thimblebug6000's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    British Columbia
    Posts
    4,640
    When the red embroidery floss ran in one of my projects, I kept soaking it in oxyclean & washing & letting hang dry, it has finally come out. Not sure if that would help the blue pen, but might help the red run.

  8. #8
    Super Member Joan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Pine Grove, California
    Posts
    2,846
    Try nail polish remover. Do it in a place it won't show first. It might just smear things up worst.

  9. #9
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    northern New England
    Posts
    460
    Just a thought, but are you sure it is pen and not a the blue marking pencil that is actually water soluble? Perhaps it was heat set by accident?

  10. #10
    Super Member thimblebug6000's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    British Columbia
    Posts
    4,640
    Usually they turn brown if you heat set them by mistake....hmmm...now how would I know that :shock:

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.