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Thread: Crayola Washable Markers-Wow

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    Smile Crayola Washable Markers-Wow

    Tried these for the first time today after reading all the posts that they worked. WOW...really scary having all those blue marks on beige fabric. But after washing in hot water there was not even a hint of color from the markers. This makes me want to do some new patterns for quilting. Thanks to all those who said they worked!

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    Great! Besure not to use an iron on them and wash them soon after marking.
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    Wow...I missed that post! I'll have to try it. Scary, but I trust you!

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    I wonder what they would be like if used to mark embroidery patterns onto fabric, since they are washable do they leave any trace of color after washed? I may have to try this out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by judylg View Post
    I wonder what they would be like if used to mark embroidery patterns onto fabric, since they are washable do they leave any trace of color after washed? I may have to try this out.
    sounds like another great use of the washable markers!
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    My granddaughter's tee shirts from years ago still have some of the colors that did not wash out. I was hesitant to use them on a quilt but it seems the markers have improved since then.
    Got fabric?

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    Using these markers are like anything else.....you MUST try it out on a scrap of fabric first to see if it will all wash out. I've had great results using them on my quilts, but always testing first. I've even accidentally ironed the marked areas (with steam) and it still all washed out! I am using the generic brand of markers and they work fine too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckeye Rose View Post
    I am using the generic brand of markers and they work fine too.
    I'm planning on getting the Crayola ones as soon as I can get out.....what generic ones do you mean....where do you find them? TIA!

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    I used the crayola markers...the dark brown one on . . . on a green quilt's borders....wasn't satisfied with the design and put it away for 4 years. I got it out last fall and ignored the design and big diamonds in the borders. Then I washed it in cold water, dried it in my home drier and it came right out. This may not happen with all materials...but that brown marker on green cotton will come out.

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    Question Colours to avoid

    Are there any colours of markers to avoid using...anyone have any trouble with a particular colour?
    I may be over the hill but I'm not under it LOL

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    I might chance it with transferring embroidery design, if I used the same color of marker as yarn I was going to use. Just maybe, my thoughts today.

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    I just bought a cute little mini pack of them at Target for $1!

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    I have a pattern for a small quilt that has embroidered blocks, may try the washables out on this. I am using several colors, so will see how they wash out.

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    Maggie Muggins, do NOT use yellow. It does not come completely out. Oh, it fades significantly but it never really goes away.

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    I bought the "CraZart" brand.....about 8 different color markers in a pack for under $2 at Walmart....they work just fine, washes out great....I can say I've never used the yellow, haven't had a fabric to use it on....but the rest work ok.

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    Speaking of yellow, couple of years ago I was taking a wallhanging class, the quilting was done before hand, it was a diagonal grid, so we used yellow chalk, that left a wonderful line to follow, until it came to washing it, quilted with a metallic thread and the yellow remained, yes you have to be careful with yellow, unless it is light and you are going over it with yellow. That was a huge disappointment, yes I am careful with it. Red, too. I think the first thing I would check is when it is wet if it bleeds all over, that can be a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maggiemuggins View Post
    Are there any colours of markers to avoid using...anyone have any trouble with a particular colour?
    I've heard yellow. But like has already been mentioned, just test it first. These markers are really a godsend!

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    Quote Originally Posted by maggiemuggins View Post
    Are there any colours of markers to avoid using...anyone have any trouble with a particular colour?
    Someone said yellow is a problem.
    Pat

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    All of our local schools use only the washable markers for the lower grade students. As the teachers say... when the child slips and doesn't stay on the paper...so much easier to clean off the table tops.
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    Haven't tried them yet but may do so now.
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    if you mark a whole quilt top with these crayola markers, will I have marks left even after I wash the quilt when done?
    Lise

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    The markers "normally" wash out fine....but you must do a trial run of the markers on the fabrics you are intending to use (mark and then wash)....you don't want any ooops.

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    Just bought mine yesterday and can't wait to use them - think I'll throw the yellow one out!
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    About a week ago, I made two test pieces with all 8 colors of the Crayola Washable Markers. On the one piece of fabric, I simply took each color and wrote its name and a few squiggles using that color on a scrap piece of my quilting fabric. Then I did the same thing on another scrap piece, but I ironed that piece, just to see what would happen. I waited a week and just washed both pieces of fabric. On the one where I did NOT heat set, every single color came out (even yellow) completely after swishing in water with a bit of detergent in just a few seconds.

    On the piece that was heat set, the only color that didn't come out completely was blue. Every other color disappeared completely - again, even the yellow.

    So that's my experiment with these washable markers. For future quilts, I will always test on the actual fabric I want to use them on, of course, but it helps me to know that these really do have the ability to wash out completely, even when heat set (except for the blue in my test pieces).

    Hope this helps some of you a bit!
    Last edited by Suzette316; 01-29-2013 at 09:05 AM.

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    Wondering if any of you are using these and hand quilting? It takes a while to do a whole quilt by hand.
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