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Removing heavy pencil marks from quilt

Old 11-12-2022, 12:48 PM
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How do I remove pencil marking that were used to create a design? Please help. Just had my Christmas quilt done and now I have to deal with this!
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Old 11-12-2022, 01:39 PM
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What type/brand of pencil? Fabric-type or "normal writing" type?
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Old 11-12-2022, 05:33 PM
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I have not found a way to remove lead pencil marks from light fabric.
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Old 11-12-2022, 06:13 PM
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I've never been able to, unfortunately.
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Old 11-12-2022, 06:46 PM
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It may take awhile but I have had success with Dawn dishwashing soap and a soft toothbrush.
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Old 11-12-2022, 09:12 PM
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This sounds like it would work. Haven't tried it.
https://www.hunker.com/13422715/how-...ks-from-fabric
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Old 11-13-2022, 05:06 AM
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Originally Posted by dluvs2quilt View Post
It may take awhile but I have had success with Dawn dishwashing soap and a soft toothbrush.
This is what I have done as well. It does take a bit of elbow grease if they are really dark lines but it usually works.
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Old 11-13-2022, 06:02 AM
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At the very least, I would call the quilter and ask about removing the lines. Is it possible that the quilter used a Frixon pen and cold air brought the lines back? If that is the case, throwing it in a warm dryer 'should' remove the lines. But knowing what implement the quilter used would certainly help finding a solution.

I would also express my disappointment to the quilter. If the person is a professional, the lines would have been removed before your quilt was returned to you.
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I have used TECH on a variety of stains & spots. I have even used it a 2nd time after drying & most often it works.
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Old 11-14-2022, 04:17 PM
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Oxyclean may do it. I was able to remove a dark pink pencil mark I thought was a dress making pencil. I threw it away so I couldn't use it again.
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