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Thread: Quilting Marking Question

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    Junior Member Quercus Rubra's Avatar
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    Quilting Marking Question

    Hey Y'all...I got a question for ya. I noticed the thread about those frixion pens and it got me thinking. So I thought I would ask my question too.

    Here goes:

    Has anyone used those Crayola Fine Line Washable markers for marking their quilts? I would guess it would work in the same theory as the Frixion pens. I been thinking of asking Santa for the big box of them. If you not familiar with them do a search on Crayola Pipsqueaks.

    But my thinking was:
    a.) they are washable (I have seen them come off light colored carpet after a 24 month old)
    b.) lots of colors available in different shades which would be handy on quilts
    c.) they are pretty cheap and available just about everywheres. Ex. Staples has the 50ct. telscoping tower for $23.49 or even this http://www.crayolastore.com/product/12755

    Sooooo what's you opinion, advice, or exiperence with them? Please let me know.
    Thanks,
    Tricia

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    They don't always wash out either. You need to test them on each fabric. I do use them to mark my designs onto sulky solvy and then I quilt through that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katier825 View Post
    They don't always wash out either. You need to test them on each fabric. I do use them to mark my designs onto sulky solvy and then I quilt through that.
    I don't have an embroidery machine and am not familiar with Solvy. After you said this, I checked it out on Amazon.....didn't realize it was something you could mark quilting designs on and then quilt through it....like using tissue paper or the golden threads paper? If so, it sounds like it would be a great tool....easy to remove after quilting......e.g. when you wash the finished quilt. Tell me more!!! Does anyone else use Solvy in this way? Thanks!!

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    Super Member Jan in VA's Avatar
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    Pretty expensive for this purpose, isn't it? Solvy is a gel substance, not fabric, that's why it dissolves in water.

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