Last year I joined a quilting group at our church that makes Rail Fence quilts for cancer patients, and writes scripture on the center strip of each block. They use Micron pens and I was never really sure about that. I wasn't sure I trusted them. Then, when I came home from our last meeting, I received the horrible news that a friend has been diagnosed with Breast Cancer. While I could easily have given her one of the ones the church group made, I decided to make her one myself, with fabrics that I thought would touch her heart. I bought the Mircron pens and wrote on all the blocks. The pen's packaging assured me that they're bleed-free, but just in case, I still ironed all the blocks, hoping the heat would set the ink. So here's my questions:
Are they really bleed-free?
Do I need to do anything else to the blocks to help set the ink?
Is it safe to use quilt soap on this quilt or even detergent?
What information should I include on a care instruction card, delivered with the quilt?
Thanks so much!