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Thread: permanent markers

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    Just wondering how many of you use sharpies to write out your quilt labels?

    What are the pros and cons? Are the fabric pens better? or are they just the same thing on a more expensive scale?

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    BLACK Sharpies will fade
    COLORED Sharpies bleed...
    Be safe use the PIGMA pens... they aren't that expensive compared to having permanent ink bleed on hours of work.

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    The Pigma pens don't bleed when you write with them, and they come in much finer tips. To me, it would seem worth the extra expense to have a neat, permanent label.

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    ZigWriters are also archival, acid free, permanent, don't bleed and come in several colors. You'll find them in the scrapbook department.

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    NEVER use a sharpie...I have pigma sets for sale if you need one!

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    the con is bleeding- you get *fuzzy edges* the lines are not crisp on fabric-also the ink is not acid free- archival quality.
    micron pigma pens do not bleed- nice clear lines-are acid free- archival quality

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    thanks glad that I asked before I used them! I have a pigma pen, but my hubby "borrowed" it and I haven't been able to find it. Thought hey I have some sharpies, why not! Good excuse for a trip to the LQS that I've been wanting to go check out!

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    Any excuse to take a trip to a lqs is a good excuse

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    It says right on the package not for fabric use. I use pigma pens and some special fabric felt tips.

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    I must say that I used sharpies, but no longer will after reading the comments that were made here on the board. Thank you all. I learn something new every time I get on this board.
    Thanks again.

    Quote Originally Posted by pnptrapp
    Just wondering how many of you use sharpies to write out your quilt labels?

    What are the pros and cons? Are the fabric pens better? or are they just the same thing on a more expensive scale?

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    I have used sharpies in the past, but thanks for postting this, I know better now

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    i never use sharpies on my quilts they bleed.

    use pens or markers made for use with fabric.

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    I have used the laundry Markers the kind where you might mark personal clothing. they aren't as crisp as the Micro pens. the laundry markers can fade abit too.

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    I use my regular printer to make my labels, I tape the paper to a piece of card stock, use a cheap card making program and print a nice label. Then I iron it, so far have not faded.

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