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Old 09-26-2010, 05:54 PM
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Well PRang is actually a better brand to use than crayola...unless you buy the fabric crayola crayons. The reason is because the original crayola crayon recipe had like 6 parts dye to the amount of wax...but parents kept complaing that stains when crayons got on walls and clothes.....so crayola changed their recipe...prang a cheaper brand uses that kind of recipe..more dye per wax wax....so when you buy fabric crayola crayons..they are actually the original recipe they didn't change anything. My LQS sells prang ...a box of 64 for like 7$ or something...so if anyone needs them I can get them for you. Just PM me.
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Old 09-27-2010, 07:26 AM
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http://www.crayola.com has lots of coloring pages available for downloading.
It's from them that I bought fabric crayons.
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Old 09-27-2010, 07:38 AM
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Black Cat Creations, www.black-cat-creations.com, 1110 Baltic Lane, Houston, Texas 77090, 281-587-1363 puts out several different lines of patterns for crayola coloring. They had a quilt and huge display at Houston quilt market a few years ago. I am assuming they are still in business as I am taking this info from patterns I bought from them. They had us draw the pattern with a black .05 Black Pigma Pen and then after coloring, embroidery the outline and highlights with dmc or embroidery.
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Old 09-27-2010, 10:33 AM
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of course when some companies found out that quilters were using crayons they had to put some out...for fabric...so they could charge more. i was one of the dummies that paid $7 for a box of prang crayons at the lqs...
after making picture quilts with the pre-schoolers, using what ever crayons they had, we found it made no difference, the prangs were the same as the crayolas, and same as the dollar store crayons, they all worked just fine. as for markers, you do need either fabric markers (less bleeding) or permenent markers. water based washable markers will wash out.
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Old 09-27-2010, 11:39 AM
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Yes, Black Cat Creations are still in business. I know that you can find the patterns at www.itsastitchonline.com.

We did a t-shirt project with my daughter's troop several years ago (she's 24 now), and we used whatever crayons were in the troop box. We had a bunch of children's coloring books that we tore the pages out of, then outlined with different colored permanent Sharpie pens. If you don't want the fabric to slip (as t-shirts do), place a piece of fine grit sandpaper underneath the area you are coloring.

Once you've finished coloring in your projeft, place a layer of newspaper or brown paper bags on your ironing board, then place your colored fabric on the paper. Cover that with a pressing cloth, then press with a medium hot iron. The heat sets the dye in the fabric while it melts the wax away. It also sets the Sharpie ink.
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Old 09-27-2010, 06:53 PM
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We used transfer (red) pencils to trace the designs from coloring books and ironed on to white fabric. We then iron freezer paper to the back of the square to stabilize it for coloring. After all coloring, and we used plain old crayola, we ironed the square with a piece of wax paper, face down on the coloring. It seemed to set it better. Used laundry markers, cheaper than fabric markers. Kids used to do them at sleep overs, and then they would sign them. I would put them in lap quilts and they loved to see their pictures when they came back over. After doing our squares this way, we have washed these many times, at least once a week for 7 years now, and they have held up well. We did find the harder they pressed and the darker the color, the longer it held up. But I like the look of the faded colors, more vintage.
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Old 09-27-2010, 07:11 PM
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I love an excuse to play with crayons!
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Old 09-27-2010, 07:14 PM
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Originally Posted by martha jo
Black Cat Creations, www.black-cat-creations.com, 1110 Baltic Lane, Houston, Texas 77090, 281-587-1363 puts out several different lines of patterns for crayola coloring. They had a quilt and huge display at Houston quilt market a few years ago. I am assuming they are still in business as I am taking this info from patterns I bought from them. They had us draw the pattern with a black .05 Black Pigma Pen and then after coloring, embroidery the outline and highlights with dmc or embroidery.
When your ready to heat set you can use a paper towel on the top of the picture. when the crayola melt the paper towel collect it.
Hobby lobby has some nice color pin that we have used to do finer colors
When we first started this we tried the different crayola for fabric and the regular ones we use with the grandkids work the best.
Sept 17 -19 Austin quilt guild had there quilt show. There was a crayola quilt with cats on it. I think its a black cat pattern.
you might can go to the web site for Austin and see it. AAQG.org
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Old 09-27-2010, 07:17 PM
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I used a paper towel on the crayon colored pic. Set it nicely. Got the directions from a pattern produced locally.

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Old 09-29-2010, 05:12 PM
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Are your Prang box of 64 just crayons, or fabric crayons?
Also, how much would the postage be on the $7.64?
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