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    Heat Set Crayon Blocks

    I'm sure this has been covered before, but I am in a bit of brain fog since my DH died 3 months ago. I am hoping some one will give me the basics again. I am making a wall hanging using the crayoned hand print of Olivia's class mates. Three year old Pre K. We'd done the hand prints and now I am ready to heat set. I can't remember what I put on top of the crayoned blocks. I think I use a dry iron, right? Do I use paper towels?
    Thanks for all the help.
    We would worry less about what others think of us if we realized how seldom they do.

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    I am no help on the crayon blocks, but I am terribly sorry to read about your DH. Grief just sucks, and i will be thinking of you and your family. =//

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    i cannot not help either with crayon blocks, but just know i am praying for you
    to help ease your grief.

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    Paper towel would work. My mom used paper from grocery bags. Yes, a dry iron. If I understand the process, you want to absorb wax and leave dye pigment behind.

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    Paper towels or grocery bags will work. Use a hot iron and press the daylights out of the image. Good luck
    Quilt outside of the box!

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    ​Don't forget to protect your ironing surface as well with an old towel as the grease will stain it from the crayons.

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    Our group uses the cheap plain drawing paper from the Dollar Store. Just place a sheet of the paper over the picture and use a dry iron to heat seat. Don't reuse the paper.

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    Deepest sympathy for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.
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    You have my sympathy/ Yes, use a few layers of paper towels above and below the crayon you are setting. Dry iron.

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    I can't help with your quilting question, but I am so very sorry for your loss. Take care.

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    Thanks for the sweet words of encouragement and thanks for the tips. I love the one from donnaalynett. I have the cheap paper.
    We would worry less about what others think of us if we realized how seldom they do.

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    MY deepest sympathy.

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    I'm glad you asked this question, this would be something I would like to do for some of the "grandmas" I know, so now I know how. So sorry for your loss and I pray that you and your family are remembering great times with your loved one, may God bless you.

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    Sorry for your loss

    For the blocks I used to put an old tshirt on the ironing board and a page or two of folded newspaper and some paper toweling. Put the block crayon side down and another paper towel on top of the block. Iron with dry iron, hot heat and pressure. You may have to replace the toweling often during the process. Crayola or prang crayons will produce the best results. With little ones, I found that I had to make sure that their blocks were darkly colored so that they would produce a good result. Good luck with your project. When I did this for a elementary school teacher - she loved it!

    Sylvia

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    You can heat set the blocks by putting several pieces of paper towel over the block and ironing it with a dry iron until all the excess crayon is picked up by the towel. It might take a couple of times to make sure there is no more bleed thru.
    i'm very sorry to hear about your Hubby.









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    Sorry for your loss. Hopefully spending time at your machine will help you heal.

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