What is the best way to remove silver pencil markings after you finish quilting a quilt and what is the best detergent to use when you are afraid of the red fabric bleeding onto the white where the markings are??
Long story...in about 1987, I bought a pre-cut Aunt Martha quilt kit for my 82 year old grandmother to work on while she was visiting at my home during the hours I was away at work. The kit was a Lone Star quilt in red, white and blue. She didn't get it finished on her visit so she took it home to complete. Before she died in 97, she gave me the completed "star" but I still needed to inset the white corner blocks and triangles. I had a hard time adding to that top, but have finally decided its time.
Due to my grandmother's "delicate" stitches, I chose to not wash the top before putting in the frame to hand quilt. I'm a long way from having the top quilted, but every time I sit down to quilt, I worry about those pencil markings.