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Thread: Pilot Frixion Pens

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shelley
    DO NOT USE THESE PENS!!!

    On another site, a test was run with washing the test piece. The marks were able to return after washing. The chemicals do not leave your fabric.
    I'll take my chances. I don't do LA and since they are for me a little marking is not going to hurt the quilt. Not in my lifetime. But thanks for the heads up!!!

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    I went to Staples to buy these pens. All they had were Pilot light frixion erasable highlighter. Are these the correct ones or are they actual pens?

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    I just put the latest project I used it on in the freezer. I'll post the result later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shelley
    DO NOT USE THESE PENS!!!

    On another site, a test was run with washing the test piece. The marks were able to return after washing. The chemicals do not leave your fabric.
    Good to know. I bought one when I was amazed at the demo at the quilt show but didn't think too much ahead. I'll use it to write secret notes :)

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    Can you not iron them out or are they permanent when they come back?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoMoSews
    I just have to thank whoever commented on a post about using the Pilot Frixion Pens for marking designs on fabric. THEY ARE AWESOME!! I bought some at our local Staples store. I have used the red one on all colors of fabric and ALL the designs I marked came right off with a little ironing. Halleluya!! Yep, thats right...the gel just dissappears!
    Your welcome... They are great aren't they?

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    I bought them and used it for hand applique tracing and I froze, washed, dried, re froze it and not a problem. I used the black one and a very light yellow fabric.

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    The markings came back when I froze them, but they washed out with a light hand-washing and rinsing and even freezing again didn't bring them back.

    I tested all the colors of highlighters and roller-ball style pens on white muslin and all of them washed out.

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    This is interesting. I guess we will each have to do a test sample on the specific fabrics we will be using in each quilt before we do any marking on them. I have spent a small fortune on pens and various pouncing powders lately in hope that I could use stencils with my LA. My eyes are aging significantly and I can no longer see any of the marks I'm making, no matter what I use. I'll look on Walmart.com and see if I can find the pens. Thanks for the info.!

    Rose L

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    This is interesting. I guess we will each have to do a test sample on the specific fabrics we will be using in each quilt before we do any marking on them. I have spent a small fortune on pens and various pouncing powders lately in hope that I could use stencils with my LA. My eyes are aging significantly and I can no longer see any of the marks I'm making, no matter what I use. I'll look on Walmart.com and see if I can find the pens. Thanks for the info.!

    Rose L

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    I wrote these down, will have to pick some up & play! Thanks for sharing! Hope I can find some in the pretty colors too!

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    Thanks, I bought some too.

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    I haven't been able to find these pens at staples, maybe they are always sold out when I go. One of these days I will have to buy some online.

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    I resorted to eBay (as usual! ;) )
    The set of highlighters:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=360200063872

    The set of pens:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=360224713826

    No shipping charge, which makes the price a little higher than they are at Staples. They came from Hong Kong and took about 9-10 days, if I remember correctly.

    I like the highlighters because even on darker fabrics, they leave a discernible line to follow. Great for marking pieces of needle-turn applique.

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    We were out today, so had hubby stop at Staples & I found some of the pens! Can't wait to play with them! Got a 3pk of gel pens & a 3pk of highlighters, since they are so reasonably priced! Thanks for posting about these!

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    Thanks for sharing! I'm going to have to check out these pens.

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