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Old 12-17-2014, 04:06 PM
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A fellow quilt guild member of mine actually called the company that manufactures the Frixion pens and talked to a customer rep about this very subject. She was told that the pens were never manufactured for use on fabric and were never tested for this use and that they do not recommend their use on fabric. Frixion quilt marking is entirely a "fabrication" of the quilting community.
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Old 12-17-2014, 04:31 PM
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I've been using them for almost 2 years now and have never had any problems, and I live in Penna. and it gets cold here. What I don't like are the frixion markers, the pens I love, but not the chiseled felt tipped markers, I don't have any luck getting that ink off.
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Old 12-17-2014, 04:40 PM
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Iron, and wash and they won't come back. If you don't wash it will
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Old 12-17-2014, 05:11 PM
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I have used them with good success. However, on batiks they leave a faint white mark. It is cold ( usually) in Michigan. I have had good luck with the crayola washable marker. They come out great.
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Old 12-19-2014, 03:51 AM
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I use Frixon pens all the time. I have found on some darker fabrics that it will leave a faint almost like a bleach mark when you iron the fabric to make the mark go away especially if you use the red Frixon ink. I don't mark my quilts for quilting with a Frixon for this reason but when I am putting markings on the quilt for sewing and matching patchwork it is my pen of choice because I know that it will wash out where pencil and ink won't. Sometimes I use parchment paper to make a pattern for FMQ where I put it on the quilt as a guide and stitch through the paper. I always use Frixon pens for this because I know if any of it gets on the thread it will wash out. I use a water soluble marking pen to mark for quilting if I am marking directly on the fabric.
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Old 12-19-2014, 04:23 AM
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Last year I made several samples of different fabrics that I marked with red and blue and black fixion pens. I ironed each and the color was gone. I then put them in the freezer and the color returned. I then iron them again and the color was gone again. I them washed them with my normal wash, and the color remained gone. I put them back into the freezer and the color did NOT return. Hope this helps.
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Old 12-19-2014, 04:42 AM
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Originally Posted by ILoveToQuilt View Post
Looked at these pens in Staples. Are they the ones in the red packaging that say "erasable" on them? I am willing to try them, but don't know if these are the ones you are talking about. Thanks!
I don't believe the ones that say "erasable" are the same, they will erase with the eraser but not the iron, I have tried it and it didn't work.
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Old 12-19-2014, 05:48 AM
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Sharon Schamber uses Frixon pens. That's good enough for me. She explains in detail how she gets the ink out of her quilts on one of her videos.
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Old 12-19-2014, 06:01 AM
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If you leave a quilt that was marked with a Frixion pen out in the car and it gets below zero, or any very cold temp., the lines will re-appear. My advice to you is, throw it in the dryer for a few minutes and voila, no more markings, no more stress, no hand wringing. Simple as that.
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Old 12-19-2014, 07:46 AM
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When these first came out, several tests were performed to see how they worked. You can conduct a search and find the results of these tests on-line.
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