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Thread: Quilt Markers - Need tried and true

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    Will be ready to go into town tomorrow to purchase what marker(s) I need to mark on my grandaughters Sunbonnet Sue. I am quilting a diagonal/cross-hatch behind the Sue's.
    I want the marks to come off completely- What do you recommend ?

    Also I am making a label on the back to identify different fabrics from family members and I will also need a permanent marker and was wanting something that doesn't run but will stay forever. What do you recommend for this totally different part.

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    i use a bohin pen its white chalk, and i have used a purple felt type pen that disapears completly but I would suggest doing a test run on any product you choose

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    You could use painter's tape for the crosshatching - then there are no marks!!

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    Use a Pigma pen for making the label. There are several different colors available & it is permanent.

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    for the most part, i use a wash out blue marker. white with blue cap. Dritz maybe. still, test on all fabrics.
    Micron pigma pen .05 in size to write label. heat set few seconds with iron too. i always do. works well. i was in swaps for years and no problems.
    also i use a Hera plastic marker for lines like cross hatching. it makes an indention in fabric, nothing to wash out.

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    I use dritz blue water soluble pens. The only time I had a problem is when I let a quilt set for over a year before finishing. I think they are perm. after 2 months or so, but I've had good success for up to 6 months.

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    I buy the purple disappearing ink pens. Fades off or just spritz. Some have a finer point for marking now.

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    I have started experimenting with the Pilot Frixion ball erasable gel pen (phew ... that's all on the package!) Anyway, not only is it erasable ... it is thermo-sensitive. Passing a warm iron over it also makes it go away. So far I have only used it on the back side or the fabric and it DOES go away with the heat of the iron. The package I have comes with ried, blue and black pens. As an aside, I also do like the fine line it makes.

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    I used the Frixion pen as well and I reallly liked it and the marks came out completely.

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    I use chalk board chalk sharpened with a big pencil sharpener. It comes in colors if you need them. Have never had a problem with it coming out.

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    I do a lot of cross hatching and use the blue washable pen. You can't use the iron on it after you mark or it will be harder to get out. Otherwise, just plain water removes the ink. I use a textile marker for labels, but I am considering buying a pigma pen.

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    I do the same as Kat Sews. It works great easy and cheap. I use the lights color that works for the fabric and then start sewing.

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    I use fabric pens to write. Painters tape for cross hatch!!

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    If it's dark fabric can use white soap!!

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    For a diagonal crosshatch, I would use blue painter's tape. Won't leave any residue.

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    where do you get those pens? I looked at michaels and hobby lobby

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    Are you hand quilting or machine quilting? On all straight line handquilting, I use painter's tape. On machine quilting lines, I use the little bar that fits on my Bernina foot that lets me follow the first line stitched.(use painter's tape for the first line) For making permanent lines on fabric, I prefer Pigma pens. Always try a marker on a fabric scrap before using it on your quilt. Pigma pens are good on cotton fabric but I have seen them bleed on poly/cotton fabric.

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    I always do my cross hatching before I put the applique pieces on. It is very easy that way. I always start a corner and use the little bar that is placed on the walking foot for perfect spacing.

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    Our Hancocks store has them, and Michaels also has them. Did you ask them to help you find them?

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    Thank you to everyone for the information on both kinds of pens, chalk, blue pens, painters tape. I will be checking out the painters tape before going to the quilting shop. It will be such a good time with my girlfriend. I have my list and hopefully I will stick to it -- LOL LOL LOL

    We are finishing up the purchases for a pattern called Garden Party it is all applique and we will start in Jan. We are so excited.

    Thank you again for your speedy responses and Happy Quilting !

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    I will have to try the attachment - I too have a bernina. Thank you --

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    Sounds like it would be accurate, would you PM your complete steps. So that is quilting it before you applique on your pieces ?
    Then do you just make sure that your applique only goes through the top layers ? And then how do you start and stop without have threads loose ? Thank you for your help; I am making multiple's of this pattern and may change my technique.

    Thank you for your tips ~

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    Painter's tape and Identa Pen (laundry marker) because it lasts longer.

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    Where do you find these pens? I haven't found them yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ploverwi2
    Our Hancocks store has them, and Michaels also has them. Did you ask them to help you find them?
    Haven't looked yet. Just read this on QB (it's 7:00 a.m.).
    Will be looking when I go to town.

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