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I ruined my king size scrap quilt.

I ruined my king size scrap quilt.

Old 08-19-2016, 01:59 PM
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I have been working on an oversize (125"x125") Jacobs ladder scrap quilt for 2 years. It has an intricate hand quilting pattern on it. I quilted as I went, having the quilt pre-divided into 25 smaller squares. Pencil was not showing up on the deep reds, so I switched to blue washable. Because of the intricate pattern, I was going thru 1 marker per block, and at $6.00 per pen x 25 it was getting pricey. So what did dumb Jane do? She tested frixion pens on samples that disappeared easily. I put them in the freezer overnight, and the marks did not come back. No way was my quilt going to live under freezer conditions for more than 8 hrs at a time. So I thought I was good to go. WRONG. What I didn't count on, was if they sat "marked" too long, like several months, the mark SET. Heat wont remove it, amodex, wont move it, motsenbockers lift off wont move it. I am having marginal success with Qwikgo. I have the binding on and I thought I was done. Ha I have added a small amount of carpet surfactant to make the chemicals wetter, and am thinking of adding a touch of soap like woolite or laundry detergent or vinegar. Not sure what to try (I have nothing to loose here). When you are done crying for me , any suggestion would be nice. (Please keep your "I told you so's" to a minimum, I already got that message)
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a hug would be nice
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Old 08-19-2016, 02:11 PM
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Try use some rubbing alcohol, many inks are soluble in alcohol and then detergent can wash it away.
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Old 08-19-2016, 02:13 PM
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I wish I had a magic wand that I could wave to make all those unwanted marks go away and stsy away, ( hugs)
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Hair spray? Peanut butter?

I really don' t have any answers. I have never used a frixion pen.
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Old 08-19-2016, 02:19 PM
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This article mentions another product to try:
http://quiltskipper.com/2015/08/13/f...-need-to-know/

So sorry this happened.

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Here's a page I found when researching these wicked little pens. I bought what I thought was a wholecloth marked with pencil -- turns out it was Frixion. I haven't tried these methods, but I have this page bookmarked as I suspect I may need it by the time I finish. Hope it helps!
http://quiltskipper.com/2015/08/13/f...-need-to-know/

As a side note, Crayola Ultra Clean markers are on sale at Target right now for $1.97 / 10 markers (well, 9 markers -- I don't recommend using the yellow one; it will come out, but not as easily as the other colors)
http://www.target.com/p/crayola-ultr...s/-/A-15225907

They always come out. I soak it in the tub with a Color Catcher & cold water for 45 minutes, then I toss it in the wash (cold water, gentle cycle, Tide Free) and it comes out with zero marks. Plus, you can't beat the price! I've left it on quilts for over a year -- in an outdoor storage locker (I know! I know! Phone the Quilt Police!) while I was in the hospital for several months -- and then I ironed it; and then it sat in my studio space in full sun for several more months because I left it on the machine most days after my 10 minutes of quilting time wore me out for the day. If Ultra Clean markers can come out under those conditions, I feel confident there is nothing that would keep them from washing out period.

Hope you find something that works & that one day you'll look back on this & laugh.

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Ha! Guess I'm a slow typist! Just saw PaperPrincess recommended the same website I did. Great minds think alike!
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Old 08-19-2016, 02:46 PM
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Thanks, I read the website and have added to the comment section to Jenny so she can share my bad experience, (the comment is awaiting moderation, should post soon). But thanks, its a good central place to share results with these "wicked little pens".

I am going back to pencil but again there are places where it doesnt show, so I will try crayola (not yellow) in those places.....thanks ladies....
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Old 08-19-2016, 02:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Tom W View Post
Try use some rubbing alcohol, many inks are soluble in alcohol and then detergent can wash it away.
Yes, maybe this. I have had success with removing permanent marker and ballpoint pen marks.
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Okay try this. Take the Frixion pen and remark over a line already on the quilt until it has a lot of the ink on top of it. Then try the iron heat. This worked for me. The new ink sinks into the old ink making the old ink new again. Try the ink marks that haven't been exposed to the other chemicals you used to remove them before trying on those areas. I don't know how those cleaning agents will react with the ink. Also have you tried friction to remove the marks? Try the eraser on the end of the pen or a Magic Eraser.
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