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bebe 05-29-2011 07:56 AM

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Found this pen at the quilt show yesterday
Bought because I liked it :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

wrote my name

ready to press


calla 05-29-2011 08:05 AM

How is it different than pigma's ?? calla Oh, I see the last pic was slow to load............did you use steam? It is magic

Make it work,........where have I heard that? Style TV designers something......??

zipit 05-29-2011 08:08 AM

I thought these would be the holy grail of marking until it got cold and the markings came appeared just as fresh and dark as when I first made them. I tried ironing, washing in hot water, drying on the highest heat possible and they still keep coming back to haunt me.

calla 05-29-2011 08:12 AM

Really..............hum..........gathering info here..........

bebe 05-29-2011 08:19 AM


Joan 05-29-2011 08:19 AM

This pen was discussed at our Guild with the same concerns about the "cold". So, one of our members, made marks and then ironed them. Of course, they disappeared as advertised. She then put the item in the freezer and guess what? All of the marks returned. They also disappeared when ironed.

(A footnote---she had seen them at shows and they were priced but apparently they are available at Office Supply Stores and she even mentioned Wal Greens (haven't checked that out)

bebe 05-29-2011 08:20 AM

NO Steam!!!!! just hot iron

make it work is Tim Gunn's saying on Project Runway

jlm5419 05-29-2011 08:23 AM

Another caution about these pens...I used them to mark quilting lines on a t-shirt quilt for DDIL. On dark fabric, when I used the iron to remove the marks, it left behind a light line.

I'm wondering, though, if the marks reappear when the quilt is cold, if they would disappear again with a trip through the dryer?

bebe 05-29-2011 08:27 AM

yes pricey at shows but can be bought in 3 packs

Melrose R 05-29-2011 10:41 AM

A friend bought me a purple pen at a quilt show....I had no idea it was actually for quilting! I just thought it was an ink pen.

Imagine my horror as I watched my ink marks disappear when I ironed my fabric! I needed those marks on the wrong side of my fabric. Thought I'd touch up the wrinkles before I stitched it. Nope, all gone!

Tartan 05-29-2011 10:56 AM

I have used the pens and I believe they have a place in the sewing room. Would I use them to mark an heirloom quilt? no. Would I use them on a quilt I was sending for competition? no. Do I use them on my many small projects that I sew? yes I do!

jljack 05-29-2011 11:30 AM

Many of the long armers in our quilt guild are saying they use this pen on their own quilts and are very happy with the result. I think you should ALWAYS TEST any markng product on your fabric (a scrap) before using it to mark quilting lines. But because of my friends' good result, I will be using one of these pens to mark a quilt for quilting this week. I am actually quite excited, as I do NOT like the pounce thingys that I cannot get to work (even after coaching! :shock: ) and I don't like the lines I get with the soft quilting pencils. Anyway, I'll let you know! :thumbup:

thepolyparrot 05-29-2011 01:29 PM

I tried eight colors of the roller-ball style Frixion and six colors of the highlighters.

All of them disappeared when I ironed them and all of them came back when I froze the fabric.

All of them washed out with a quick scrub in the sink and none of them came back after freezing.

I wouldn't hesitate to use any of them - I wash my quilts in the washer after I've finished them and that's a lot more thorough than the little hand-washing I gave my samples.

bigsister63 05-29-2011 01:36 PM

There have been other discussion about this pen. Do a search for other comments this pen. If I remenber right they were alll not positive!

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