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    I hadn't heard about that either. I once used yellow green chalk on a quilt and it didn't wash off. I had used it go mark stars. So I then marked the stars with yellow. Figured if the chalk didn't wash off on this material make the stars yellow at least.

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    Talking about marking a quilt, has anyone used freezer paper to free motion quilt a design? If so, does the paper come off in the wash? I hate ripping it off because its ripping off some of my stitches no matter how much I try holding the stitches down.

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    I am a Dollar Store user also. I buy their washable markers and use them on my fabric and they have always washed out.

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    What an awesome tip Dragonomine! Thanks for sharing!! I have yet to find a marking pen I'm truly happy with, so I'm going to give this a try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suzette316 View Post
    What an awesome tip Dragonomine! Thanks for sharing!! I have yet to find a marking pen I'm truly happy with, so I'm going to give this a try.
    If you like them, remember to buy them at the "going back to school sales." :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltsRfun View Post
    I use them too. But don't leave the markings too long before washing. Ask me how I know.
    Me too...but with the blue water soluble sewing pen.
    I've been kind of chicken to try the crayola thanks for the tip.....also...if you like chalk but run out you can use corn starch.

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    Thanks for the info... I wouldn't have thought of it but it is a great tip

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    Sometimes the answer is right in front of us and we don't go out of the box to see it...thanks for the tip...have plenty in the grandgirls color box.

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    I had a quilt that I put back for 4 years that was marked with the brown marker. Finally quilted it, crossed my fingers and washed the quilt. It came out with no sign of that 4-yr old marking. Thought sure that after 4 years it would be permanent....not!

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    I am going to the dollar store today to buy a pack. I have been using pounce, and frisson pens, and will try the washable pens to trace stencil designs on my hand pieced and quilted farmer's wife sampler. I will test sample first. Great idea!

    Quote Originally Posted by sew_itnow View Post
    I am a Dollar Store user also. I buy their washable markers and use them on my fabric and they have always washed out.
    If life gives you lemons, make a margarita.

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    I never thought to try them. Thanks for posting because it sounds like a great idea! I will definitely get some.

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    I was in a store the other day and while waiting on line to pay my attention was drawn to those Crayola pens. My instinct was to buy them, but I didn't. I'll be going back to get them now. Should have followed my instinct.

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    Thanks for the tip, I would have never thought to try wash-able markers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmierley View Post
    Talking about marking a quilt, has anyone used freezer paper to free motion quilt a design? If so, does the paper come off in the wash? I hate ripping it off because its ripping off some of my stitches no matter how much I try holding the stitches down.
    I had used tracing paper and made my stitches small and that worked pretty good, but now they have a water soluable paper...not sure where you buy it since I haven't tried it yet...

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    I did not have good luck with crayola markers. so i don't go there now.

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    SHHHHHHH !!!! then the price will go up !!!
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    Sounds like the Crayola folks should be advertising at the LQS

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    Sounds like an interesting idea.

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    I'm glad it worked for you, but personally, I wouldn't use it as it never comes out of my DGD clothes!
    Grandma of 5 beautiful grand kids, 4 crazy cats & 1 dog!

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    Ain't that the truth!
    Filet gloves are way cheaper than the gloves sold by Fons & Porter.

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    Well, they say necessity is the mother of invention. Glad you stumbled upon this, maybe now I can justify getting washable markers for my granddaughter, didn't say I had to give them to her, well at least not until the next visit anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gzuslivz View Post
    Don't tell the Crayola Co. If they market them for quilters, the price will triple!
    That's what I was just thinking.

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    Be careful with the washable markers. Sometimes they don't come completely out.

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    Haven't heard of this either, so tks for sharing.
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    Thank you much for sharing. Never heard of this and so much less expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gzuslivz View Post
    Don't tell the Crayola Co. If they market them for quilters, the price will triple!
    Exactly what I was thinking.
    Pat

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