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heat setting signature blocks????

heat setting signature blocks????

Old 04-28-2013, 04:54 AM
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Back from son's wedding. I have the quilt top where everyone signed and am getting ready to quilt it. I was told to iron the writing to heat set it. Is that all I need to do or are there any other steps or suggestions? Don't want them to fade or wash away. I am using fusible batting so it will be washed at least once. Thanks for any help. BTW, the top is scrappy and will actually be the back. I am doing the quilting from the back like a whole cloth with a wedding announcement type theme, hopefully will turn out how I envision it.
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Old 04-28-2013, 10:23 AM
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Make sure you didn't use the pen that dissapears with heat. I used that one on purpose then went over the signatures with a fine tip permanant fabric marker. Just in case there were some unacceptable words on the quilt blocks. But the first ink dissapeared after retracing and ironing the blocks.
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Old 04-28-2013, 10:28 AM
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The heat from ironing on the interfacing should be good. Show a picture when you have this finished.
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Old 04-28-2013, 06:47 PM
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Some people embroider over the handwritten messages and signatures - which could be a lot of work!!
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Old 04-29-2013, 04:38 AM
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Just don't be in a hurry. Press them several times over a period of a few days.
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Old 04-29-2013, 11:44 AM
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What type of pen/ink did you use for the signatures? I used Pigma micron and did not heat set (other than the heat it got from pressing when assembling the quilt). I did not have problem.
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Old 04-29-2013, 05:08 PM
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I would dry iron -- not steam as I have had some bleeding with some of the pens when I ironed with steam.
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Old 04-30-2013, 06:50 AM
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Just be sure not to have any water in your iron. Use a dry iron and it should set it.
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Old 04-30-2013, 07:03 AM
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I've always used a pigma pen and heat set with a slightly damp pressing cloth on top of the signature squares and a HOT DRY iron. Please test this first on a practice piece, but I learned this from my Mom & she quilted over 50+ years before passing away last year.
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