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Thread: What brand of pen?

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    Senior Member KellyPA's Avatar
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    What brand or kind of pen do you use to sign your quilts? The only ones I can find are scrapbooking pens, but my mom thinks that is what quilters use too (and it is what she uses).

    Thanks!
    Kelly


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    I'd like to know also. Thanks for asking this question.

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    I have a Pigma Pen, but I really don't like it.
    I went and got one of those Sharpies that writes like a pen. Did a few tests with it, washed, etc and it works fine.

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    My pen is Pigma, Micron 05 and I like it... you just iron over whatever you have written to set the ink...

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    I have a Micron too, but I'm going to try my Sharpies now that tlrnhi has tested them out! Thanks!

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    I use Pigma or Identapen.

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    I've used Pigma pens & Sharpies, just depends on what kind of line I want. :)

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    About 10 years ago I used a blue Pigma pen to sign a quilt. I didn't know I was supposed to iron it to set it.

    I went over the line several times so it would really show. I washed the quilt WEEKS later and the !@#$%^&*()_ ink ran so now it looks all smeary there.

    I'm not aware of any one else having an issue with Pigma pens, but I did with a blue one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chele
    I have a Micron too, but I'm going to try my Sharpies now that tlrnhi has tested them out! Thanks!
    I have also only used the Pigma pens, but I think now that Terri has tried the Sharpies with success I might have to give that a whirl... they have lots of nice colours too!

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    I always use a Pigma Pen and heat set. I have never had any trouble with them, fading or bleeding.

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