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    Old 04-19-2010, 03:53 PM
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    I am a lurker and enjoy all the posts. I have worked on a quilt for my DD's graduation for almost a year and finished it today. When I took it out of the washer, the Fons and Porter water soluble markings were still there. I pretreated it and washed it again and some of them are still there. Any suggestions? This quilt was a labor of love and is a grandmother's flower garden in the middle with vines and roses appliqued on the border.
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    Old 04-19-2010, 04:00 PM
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    Mann,, I know you hate that happening. I am sad for you that it did.

    Put "remove pencil marks" in our search field at the top of the page and hit enter. There are several posts that may hold your perfect answer. You will get lots of responses on your post too but if your in a hurry you may find your answer sooner than later.
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    Old 04-19-2010, 04:22 PM
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    Maybe you could try Oxi Clean Pre-Treatment. I know it takes blood out of a white wrestling singlet!
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    Old 04-19-2010, 04:39 PM
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    Did you wash in warm water? If so you may have set the markings in. Most don't like any kind of warmth/heat.

    You could try Awesome general purpose cleaner, a paste of your brand of dry bleach alternative, or hydrogen peroxide.
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    Old 04-19-2010, 04:44 PM
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    Originally Posted by amma
    Did you wash in warm water? If so you may have set the markings in. Most don't like any kind of warmth/heat.

    You could try Awesome general purpose cleaner, a paste of your brand of dry bleach alternative, or hydrogen peroxide.
    I'd reccommend the paste route, and use an old toothbrush to really get the paste into the marks. Let it sit for a bit, then wash out gently. This may help as well. Good luck, and please remember to post how you eventually whipped this problem so we can all learn from it!

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    Old 04-19-2010, 05:47 PM
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    You might try rubbing alcohol. I know you feel bad about the marks. Also, I would contact pen maker it is possible they could help.
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    Old 04-19-2010, 07:11 PM
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    "Grandma's Spot Remover" available in most quilt stores. It takes out everything. I always keep a bottle close. It runs under 5.00
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    Old 04-20-2010, 06:40 AM
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    You got some really good suggestions to try, I hope one of them works for you. I just wanted to say Hi and welcome from the sunny state of Florida since you finally decided to come out and play!
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    Old 04-20-2010, 11:06 AM
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    Why not contact Fons and Porter? I'm sure they can help.
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    Old 04-20-2010, 11:17 AM
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    oh my, can you contact Fons & Porter also and let them know and see if they have any suggestions.

    I hope you get it out!

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