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Thread: I 'wash' tested the Crayola pictures.

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    I 'wash' tested the Crayola pictures.

    When I posted my ‘Pinklet’ quilt “Pinklet” the 10 minute blocks that took 45 minutes…each I had some questions about how the crayola pictures would wash. I was not too concerned about that with this quilt because it is going in a guest room and will not get a great deal of washing. However, I just did a baby quilt this way (What was I thinking?) and wondered how well it would wash. I made a couple of sample crayon ‘pictures’ and as I was doing some laundry anyway, I just thru the samples in with the loads I was doing.
    Here are my results.

    I think that if I were to use this technique again, I would color a test picture on the fabric that I intend to use and wash it a few times to see what happens.
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    My flash did not go off in the second picture. That's why it's so 'yellowy'

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    Wow - thank you for the tips! My GDs want me to use this technique for them so you helped me immensely!
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    The great thing is that you can always recolor.
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    thanks for the info.....

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    Thanks so much for the info and testing!

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    Great info, thanks.

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    good to know, as the color quilts are really not meant to be washed! Did you heat set the crayon first? Was this done on prewashed, treated fabric? So many variables in "testing" things like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok View Post
    good to know, as the color quilts are really not meant to be washed! Did you heat set the crayon first? Was this done on prewashed, treated fabric? So many variables in "testing" things like this.
    I wanted the 'worst' case scenario and I used fabric straight off the bolt. I did heat set the crayons between 2 paper towels to remove excess wax. As I suggested, if you are making a 'crayola' quilt, it would be best to do a test on the fabric you will be using to make sure it will stand up to what you plan to do with it.

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    Thank you so much for the info. You did us all a service by testing the colors. I am intersted in creating a quilt of my great grandchildren's art work for their parents and this is useful information.

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