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Old 09-29-2010, 10:37 PM
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I've used RoseArt crayons, they are the cheaper ones at Walmart, set with heat, no steam using a paper towel. Press one the towel, move towel to clean area and press again until no more color comes off. Hope this helps.

this was colored using crayons
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Old 09-30-2010, 08:32 AM
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some fabric markers DO run - ask me how i know. plain ole everyday crayons work well. just color, turn over, place paper on top and heat set with hot iron - protect your iroing board too. i helped my grandkids color some blocks for a quilt a loooong time ago and after many washings they still hold their color.
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Old 09-30-2010, 08:38 AM
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save your money - use regular crayons - also a class i took had us iron freezer paper to the back our our blocks before we colored them and it kept them from shifting as much.
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Old 09-30-2010, 08:55 AM
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So, is everyone coloring directly on the fabric?

When my kids were younger (1970's) they used fabric crayons to color and/or draw a picture on a piece of white paper than then it was transferred to the fabric by using an iron. If you wrote any words on the picture you had to write them as a mirror image because everything was reversed after it was ironed to the fabric.
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directly on the fabric.
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Old 09-30-2010, 10:03 AM
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I did a project just recently that had crayon tinting on it. I thought it is fun and makes a nice finish.

http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-66344-1.htm#1626371
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Old 09-30-2010, 10:45 AM
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I have neocolo 1 which is a WATER-RESISTANT WAX PASTEL,they are from Switzerland, and so far I really like them.
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I have used Dritz and Crayola fabric crayons. I was hoping the look would be crisper.
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Old 09-30-2010, 11:13 AM
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Great look Kendra!
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Old 09-30-2010, 11:59 AM
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I have seen some special fabric crayons from Crayola, but on the package it said they worked better the higher the polyester content of your fabric was, which seemed not a good match for quilting.

I have found this thread very interesting, as I've been thinking some sort of coloring on fabric projects might be good for my kids to do as Christmas gifts.
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