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    Senior Member vicki75's Avatar
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    I want to make a quilt with the help of my kids. I want to use 10 or 12 inch squares of white fabric to create coloring book like blocks. I want my daughter to draw pictures that her and her brother can color. So...what would I use to do the drawing? It needs to be permanent, non-fading, non-bleeding, etc...I was thinking Sharpie or paint pen maybe. I'm not sure. I want a nice clean line. I already have great fabric crayons...just need the outline part figured out. Any ideas?

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    What about using the pigma marking pens by Micron? They come in different widths of marks, and they are waterproof. I would heat seal them with an iron.

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    Where could I find that? Hobby Lobby? We don't have a JoAnn's...

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    I did a project like this with the kindergarten class that I volunteer for. I just had them color on paper with fabric color crayons and than I ironed that onto 100% cotton.

    If you want your daughter to draw pictures that younger ones can color I would go with the fabric pens that most craft and sewing store carry. Just make sure that you tape the fabric down securely on a flat hard surface. :-D

    Sharpies might be Ok but practice first.

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    I gotr mine at Joann's....maybe Michael's, Hobby Lobby....

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    You can get the Micron Pigma pens at Hobby Lobby. I know I had to get mine in the drawing art supplies section. They come in all different colors and all different sizes. They are fairly cheap also.

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    Thanks for all the suggestions. I think I'm going to try the Micron pen. I will of course do a practice block. Don't need any surprises. LOL

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    I think this will be a wonderful quilt that the kids will appreciate long after they are grown. Great idea.

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    Ironing freezer paper on the back will keep the fabric positioned for both markers and crayons.

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    If you iron onto the back of the fabric square, a piece of freezer paper, it will stabilize it enough for them to do their art work. Then just peel it off.

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