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    I stumbled upon something very cool

    You guys probably know but it's news to me! I was making my sister a baby blanket (she's due to pop any time now!) and had the stencil I wanted to use for the quilt pattern. In the past I've used the markers from Joann's or chalk but I didn't have any. Besides that the markers and pencils aren't really ideal imo, and chalk... well, it's chalk.

    So I'm looking around wondering what I can use without running to the fabric store and I come across my kid's old Crayola washable markers. Big pack, multi-colored and nice tip. I try it and keep my fingers crossed hoping I'm not ruining the quilt.

    I finish up and cross my fingers as I put it in the wash and it all came out! It was perfect! I can't believe I hadn't heard of this before or thought of it myself! What do you all use?

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    Don't know if it has been mentioned before but it's a great tip and worth mentioning again.
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    thanks for sharing your experience
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    I, too, love the Crayola washable markers for marking fabric. I once left a project, marked for over 6 months, then finished and washed it. All the markings came out in the wash. They are terrific... and they come in different colors for good marking on different fabrics.
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    I use them all the time....Love em! I even accidentally ironed (with steam) a quilt marked with markers once and it still washed clean!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonomine View Post
    You guys probably know but it's news to me! I was making my sister a baby blanket (she's due to pop any time now!) and had the stencil I wanted to use for the quilt pattern. In the past I've used the markers from Joann's or chalk but I didn't have any. Besides that the markers and pencils aren't really ideal imo, and chalk... well, it's chalk.

    So I'm looking around wondering what I can use without running to the fabric store and I come across my kid's old Crayola washable markers. Big pack, multi-colored and nice tip. I try it and keep my fingers crossed hoping I'm not ruining the quilt.

    I finish up and cross my fingers as I put it in the wash and it all came out! It was perfect! I can't believe I hadn't heard of this before or thought of it myself! What do you all use?
    Most of the colors was out quite well, but in my experience YELLOW won't wash out. Seems strange, since it's the lightest color, but it's NOT come out for me.
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    Yes they work good I also use artists watercolour pencils but I always check before each project that the colour I am using will wash out - just in case!!

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    Wow, I had not heard that before, thanks for the tip!!!

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    I use them too. But don't leave the markings too long before washing. Ask me how I know.

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    new to me can't wait to try. thank you
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    I also use Washable Crayola markers occasionally, and haven't had a problem with removal yet. I do test them on the fabric I'm using first just to be sure.
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    This is one of those DAH --- why didn't I think of that?! Thanks for sharing this tip. I am shaking my head. I always purchase the washable markers for the grandkids and never even thought of using this for quilting.

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    Great tip....since I'm on a fabric moratorium, I think I'll spend some $$$$ on gadgets I've been wanting. I'll add this to my list!!!!

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    I use them all the time. Roseart is even cheaper and washes out.
    But, i always ck on a scrap first.

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    I haven't heard of using them either.
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    Sounds like the Crayola folks should be advertising at the LQS

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    It's new to me too so thanks for sharing!

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    New to me also. Thanks!

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    Don't tell the Crayola Co. If they market them for quilters, the price will triple!
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    I use the washable crayola markers as well (other brands are not as reliable). They have to be good -- just think of all the angry parents if they could not get marker out of the kids clothes. I have the same philosophy about using elmers washable glue -- it's aimed at consumers who are guaranteed to get it on their clothes and the parents want to get it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KwiltyKahy View Post
    Sounds like the Crayola folks should be advertising at the LQS
    NNOOOOOOOah - they might raise the price.........
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    Frixion pens work extremely well for marking fabric too. When you iron the fabric the ink disappears. HONEST. You can buy these pens at Staples.

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    The things a person learns here! Thanks for sharing your experience. Probably never would have crossed my mind!

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    Thanks also for sharing your tip.
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    I've mentioned using the washable pens several times--just not the Crayola brand. I get mine at the "Everything's a Dollar" store...20 diff colors in pkg for $1. They are great!

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