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Please recommend permanent fabric marker

Old 03-27-2015, 04:23 PM
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Originally Posted by KenmoreGal2 View Post
Can you recommend a marker that's really permanent? Thanks!
I tried the test that Freckled Whimsey showed on her blog. All those Sharpies in beautiful colors that I bought did not pass the washing test, even though I had heat-set everything. The winner for me was Crayola Fabric Markers. Don't get the ones that say "washable", that means they wash out. I iron a piece of freezer paper on the back before writing. The same piece of freezer paper gets used over and over until it does not cling. Two years ago we helped 4-H campers make a quilt that each one drew and wrote on a square of muslin with the crayola fabric markers. I won the quilt in a raffle and promptly put it through the washer and dryer. It came out looking just as bright as it went in.
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Old 03-27-2015, 04:40 PM
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I been thinking of buying Tulip Fabric Markers, has anybody tried them??
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Old 03-27-2015, 04:51 PM
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I've been using these Pentel Arts Gel Roller Pen for Fabric with great success. I got my two-packs from Joann's several months ago (much cheaper than the Amazon price). However, I note now that Joann's is only carrying the single pen, online only for $2.79.
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Old 03-27-2015, 06:02 PM
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Originally Posted by elnan View Post
The winner for me was Crayola Fabric Markers.

Funny.....I think I have those too. I have a lot of markers in my house!
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Old 03-28-2015, 12:11 PM
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OK, I've washed and dried my test pieces of fabric. I only tested the Sharpie and the Bic permanent marker since that's what I had at the time. I ironed them before washing them and line dried them. They all came out just fine, but I think the Bic was a bit sharper (no pun intended). It was a decidedly unscientific test though...

I have to dig around for the Crayola markers that I know I had at one time.
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Old 03-29-2015, 02:37 AM
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I like Pigma pens. I use a high thread count white cotton that I've been able to find at quilt and fabric shops. I haven't looked for it at places like JoAnn's etc so don't know about there. I put the fabric on freezer paper for stability when writing.
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Old 03-29-2015, 03:26 AM
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Originally Posted by KenmoreGal2 View Post
I think I'd like to begin making handwritten labels for my items. Can you recommend a marker that's really permanent? Thanks!
I like thePentel Gel ROller for fabric...writes smoothly....have used for several "signature" quilts, as well as lables...I bought them (2 in a package) at Hobby Lobby..$4.99
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Old 03-29-2015, 04:38 AM
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If you treat the fabric first with Bubble Jet, you can use most any pen and it will not wash out.
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Old 03-29-2015, 06:42 AM
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Thanks again for all the replies. It seems there are many acceptable options!
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Old 03-29-2015, 06:48 AM
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I like the pigma pens...
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