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Old 03-27-2015, 09:35 AM
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I'm definitely interested in this topic, as I'm getting ready to make a signature quilt for my niece's wedding. They'll be using it instead of a guest book. I need to make sure these signatures are ​permanent!!
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Old 03-27-2015, 09:40 AM
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Thanks again for all the advice so far. I had no idea about ironing to set the ink, so that was very valuable! In fact, I'd better take the test samples out of my laundry basket and iron them.
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Old 03-27-2015, 10:40 AM
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Cindi, I saw the most darling idea for wedding signatures on facebox. They had made a frame with glass and had a bunch of flat wooden hearts for people to sign and write on. When you were done, the flat heart was put into a slot at the top of the frame with just enough room for the heart to lay flat without overlapping behind the glass. They were going to hang the frame in their home.
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Old 03-27-2015, 11:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
Cindi, I saw the most darling idea for wedding signatures on facebox. They had made a frame with glass and had a bunch of flat wooden hearts for people to sign and write on. When you were done, the flat heart was put into a slot at the top of the frame with just enough room for the heart to lay flat without overlapping behind the glass. They were going to hang the frame in their home.
I saw that too, Tartan! My friend Peggi found it and sent it to me. Trust me, I saved it - It was adorable!!!
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Old 03-27-2015, 11:54 AM
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This pen, Pentel Arts Gel Roller Pen for Fabric, was recommended by another quilter. I have used it on 4 quilt labels and love how easy it was to write on the Kona cotton that I used. The ink flowed smoothly and did not smear. I used my iron to heat set it after I finished. The last label was put on the quilt before I washed it. I washed the quilt in cold water and dried it in the dryer on high. The writing looked just like it did when I finished it, washing it did not affect it at all. I am so pleased with this pen and will always keep one for labels or any writing on fabric.

http://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00AQ23VUI/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Old 03-27-2015, 12:09 PM
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I've always used Micron Pigma you buy them at fabric stores. I also have one that is Zig Memory system. That one has fine point on one end larger point on the other. it is pigment in, acid-fee-archival quality, lightfast, waterproof, fade proof, non-bleeding. this one was given to me so I don't know where you would buy it.
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Old 03-27-2015, 12:17 PM
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Originally Posted by SherriB View Post
This pen, Pentel Arts Gel Roller Pen for Fabric, was recommended by another quilter. I have used it on 4 quilt labels and love how easy it was to write on the Kona cotton that I used. The ink flowed smoothly and did not smear. I used my iron to heat set it after I finished. The last label was put on the quilt before I washed it. I washed the quilt in cold water and dried it in the dryer on high. The writing looked just like it did when I finished it, washing it did not affect it at all. I am so pleased with this pen and will always keep one for labels or any writing on fabric.

http://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00AQ23VUI/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Thanks, Sherri! Those got great reviews on Amazon. I'm going to order a set to try!
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Old 03-27-2015, 03:18 PM
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Originally Posted by SherriB View Post
This pen, Pentel Arts Gel Roller Pen for Fabric, was recommended by another quilter. I have used it on 4 quilt labels and love how easy it was to write on the Kona cotton that I used. The ink flowed smoothly and did not smear. I used my iron to heat set it after I finished. The last label was put on the quilt before I washed it. I washed the quilt in cold water and dried it in the dryer on high. The writing looked just like it did when I finished it, washing it did not affect it at all. I am so pleased with this pen and will always keep one for labels or any writing on fabric.

http://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00AQ23VUI/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I went there to look at it and found there was a pack of 2 or a box of 12. Checked several other places including the Pentel site. There it said "This product has been permanently discontinued." So I went back to Amazon and bought the box of 12! Reviews sure sound good. I want to put a second label on the quilt I'm doing with the washing directions on it and this sounded good. Also got a pk of the Superior Titanium 90/14 topstitch needles while I was at it.
I've used the Micron Pigma's up to now.
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Old 03-27-2015, 03:21 PM
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Originally Posted by IrishgalfromNJ View Post
I was checking the Pigma pens (I recently used one to trace an embroidery design and I like it but it is rather light) and I found this blog with a comparison test of different pens she was testing for her quilt labels.

http://www.freckledwhimsy.com/2010/0...ns-to-use.html
Turns out that she finally chose 2, one was the Pentel gel roller. I hope she's right!!
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Old 03-27-2015, 03:43 PM
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I use a copic multiliner.
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