Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > Main
Frixion pen question >

Frixion pen question

Frixion pen question

Old 12-19-2014, 07:50 AM
  #21  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Keller, TX
Posts: 1,503
Default

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?
Lady Diana is offline  
Old 12-19-2014, 08:02 AM
  #22  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Oregon City, OR
Posts: 214
Default

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.
Jane
[/SUB]
Jratcliff is offline  
Old 12-19-2014, 09:02 AM
  #23  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 286
Default

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.
Jakers1 is offline  
Old 12-19-2014, 10:01 AM
  #24  
Senior Member
 
Prissnboot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Houston TX
Posts: 782
Default

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!
Prissnboot is offline  
Old 12-19-2014, 02:17 PM
  #25  
Senior Member
 
sept97's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 589
Default

gee I've never had a problem with the pens and I live in Massachusetts
sept97 is offline  
Old 12-19-2014, 02:45 PM
  #26  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Tallmadge, OH
Posts: 5,120
Default

I love using them. If they come back, just iron again. After the first wash, they won't come back.
matraina is offline  
Old 12-19-2014, 03:05 PM
  #27  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Central Iowa
Posts: 2,070
Default

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
newbee3 is offline  
Old 12-19-2014, 09:31 PM
  #28  
Senior Member
 
captlynhall's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: League City, Texas, USA
Posts: 625
Default

Why bother with all that. I simply use a #2 mechanical pencil and good soft eraser, or pounce chalk.
captlynhall is offline  
Old 12-20-2014, 03:15 AM
  #29  
Super Member
 
117becca's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: dayton OH
Posts: 1,911
Default

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.
117becca is offline  
Old 12-20-2014, 04:06 AM
  #30  
Senior Member
 
QuiltingHaven's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Ohio
Posts: 951
Default

Check this out: http://www.freckledwhimsy.com/2010/0...ns-to-use.html
QuiltingHaven is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
bebe
Main
13
05-29-2011 01:36 PM
quiltingmimipj
Main
8
05-26-2011 01:18 PM
quiltingmimipj
Main
24
04-15-2011 11:53 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


FREE Quilting Newsletter


SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.