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Old 12-19-2014, 07:50 AM
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I always seems that ironing any marking can cause the "setting" of the ink. Why not skip the ironing part, wash the quilt when finished quilting, then use the iron on any marks, then wash again to see if it is gone....or wash twice then see if the marks show when it turns cold....then throw in the dryer to get rid of the marks. Has anyone tried not ironing, but washing first to get the ink out?
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Old 12-19-2014, 08:02 AM
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Originally Posted by meyert View Post
I am glad that I asked, good info. I don't think I am going to use this, at least not on the project I am working on. This is too scary for me to try
I use the pens on everything. White whole cloth quilts, satin, anything cotton, everything![SUB] and have never had a problem with the gel showing up or the color coming back. I even put a quilt (white one) in the freezer for several days, and nothing showed up. I have used several and have gotten different colors to use.
I get mine either at an office supply store or Walmart as they are the least expensive. It seems the quilt shops, at least here charge nearly twice as much.

I do try them on a piece first just to make sure, but have yet to find a piece of fabric that is a problem.

I've tried the air erase and the water erase pens and don't like them nearly as much as the frixion pens.
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Old 12-19-2014, 09:02 AM
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I use these pens, but I mark where they don't show. The marks are for reference only - like making a small mark on the right side of white printed fabric, or marking a sewing line on the back of a block for HSTs. That way, they won't show when quilted, frozen, or washed.
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Old 12-19-2014, 10:01 AM
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Try marking on a scrap block, wash and dry it a couple of times, then throw it in the freezer/fridge overnight and see how it works!
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Old 12-19-2014, 02:17 PM
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gee I've never had a problem with the pens and I live in Massachusetts
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Old 12-19-2014, 02:45 PM
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I love using them. If they come back, just iron again. After the first wash, they won't come back.
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Old 12-19-2014, 03:05 PM
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I really don't think I will be putting my quilt in the freezer or leaving it outside where there is no heat. I would think our homes are warm enough the marks would not come back. I have not had a problem with them
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Old 12-19-2014, 09:31 PM
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Why bother with all that. I simply use a #2 mechanical pencil and good soft eraser, or pounce chalk.
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Old 12-20-2014, 03:15 AM
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I also am a frixion pen user and LOVE IT!!! I always wash my quilts after working on them. The faint white line that is seen on darker fabric comes out w/ wet rag and light rubbing.
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Old 12-20-2014, 04:06 AM
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Check this out: http://www.freckledwhimsy.com/2010/0...ns-to-use.html
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