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Thread: Bohn Marking Pencil

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    Senior Member Karen's Kreations's Avatar
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    Nov 2009

    Bohn Marking Pencil

    I used the Bohn mechanical pencil for marking my quilt. Love it , but now I'm wondering how to get the markings out of the fabric. Any suggestions will be appreciated. Thanks, Karen

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    Mar 2010
    Elmira, NY
    Do you still have the container the pencil came in, if it did, and does it say on there? I have never used one, so I can't help you there.
    Imagine what would be accomplished if no one worried about who got the credit.

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    Senior Member Hinterland's Avatar
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    Oct 2009
    Hudson Valley, NY
    I use the Bohin marker with the white lead for marking dark fabrics. I find it brushes off really easily. I haven't tried any of the other colors, but I suggest trying to wash it out of a sample, the same way you'd wash a quilt. If that doesn't work you can experiment with some of the stain removers like Oxyclean etc.

    The important thing to remember is not to dry the quilt until you're sure the color is gone. Heat will set the stain.

    For future reference, it's usually good practice to experiment with removal techniques before you mark your quilt top. I've read that the tint on some colors of chalk are created with dyes, which makes it harder to remove.

    Good luck!


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    Mar 2011
    Central NJ
    I use that pencil on my dark fabrics all the time. I always wash my quilts upon completion and have never had an issue with them not washing out - if I can even still see them!

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