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How to hide a name written on a quilt in pen *sigh*

Old 05-02-2012, 06:25 AM
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I'm doing a wedding quilt for some friends. I had their family and friends sign a 10.5" square (took 6 months to get all the squares back! ). The quilt top is all together, just waiting on a border. Well, since then, one of the marriages broke up and I have a lovely square, in the middle of the quilt, with both of their names on it. I used the Pigma permanent ink pens and have already iron set the ink. Any ideas how I can cover her name?

I included a picture of the quilt so you can get an idea of what it looks like. It's pretty basic in design so I feel like doing some raw edge applique would look very out of place.
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Old 05-02-2012, 06:31 AM
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I am not sure that I would cover the name at all. The message was heartfelt and reflected the wishes for the NEW couple (not the state of the signing couple).
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I would leave it as it is. The sentiment was from both of them and just because they have separated, doesn't mean the couple doesn't still feel the same way about the couple that is marrying.
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Old 05-02-2012, 06:39 AM
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I would leave it as it is. The sentiment was from both of them and just because they have separated, doesn't mean the couple doesn't still feel the same way about the couple that is marrying.
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Wow, my first thought was how important is it (or will it be) to the recipients of the quilt to have her name removed? Or does she want her name removed? The sentiment of good wishes may still apply and if they will stay on friendly terms with her maybe they will want her name to say there. Now, if they hate her guts ... that's a different story LOL. Sorry, I don't have any ideas for removing the ink. The quilt is lovely!

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Leave it unless she wants it deleted or the newlyweds want it deleted.
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I don't know how she feels. The couple getting married are close friends with him. The groom was his best man. It's very clear that she and them won't stay friends which is why I thought of removing her name. No idea of how the couple feels.
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You could add some darker fabric over the name as if it were pieced. then to another block, do the same by adding a square of different fabric. just make it look like pieced blocks and no one will know.
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Contact the maker of the pen. Some inks are removeable with alcohol, Oxyclean, acetone, etc.
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It's a snapshot of a place and time. Removing the name would alter that and really do a disservice to the whole quilt and reason the quilt is being made.
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