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Old 12-01-2017, 04:49 AM
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I have a “rescue” quilt top that was marked with pencil quite some time ago. Part of it I am opting to quilt differently without the design there and some of it has already been remarked to the point of being a mess. I’m handquilting and am coming to a spot that I can complete the quilt and launder it. I have tried the solution using water, alcohol, and a bit of detergent but if is of little success. I need suggestions on how to remove these pencil marks, please. It’s the entire quilt that is a marking rescue!
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Old 12-01-2017, 05:01 AM
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The only method I know of is the one that you tried: 1 part clear liquid dishwashing detergent (must be clear), 1 part rubbing alcohol, 2 parts water, mix and dab.
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Old 12-01-2017, 06:53 AM
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​Good Luck! I have not found a good solution to remove dark pencil marks.
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Old 12-01-2017, 07:56 AM
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I haven’t tried it, but a google search brings up several recommendations to use a liquid detergent and ammonia:
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Old 12-01-2017, 08:03 AM
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I have a blog on this quilting board where one subject , open for viewing, is:

" How to remove pencil marks from cotton quilts. "

....... Hope this works for you ....... Jane Quilter
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Try a little acetone.
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Old 12-01-2017, 11:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Jane Quilter View Post
I have a blog on this quilting board where one subject , open for viewing, is:

" How to remove pencil marks from cotton quilts. "

....... Hope this works for you ....... Jane Quilter
https://www.quiltingboard.com/blogs/...ts-b12958.html
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I soaked some in Oxy clean once. rubbed them a bit while soaking and it worked well. I still have an old Christmas top to finish one day and it has marks too.
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Old 12-02-2017, 04:14 AM
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I only had a problem a couple of times w/pencil marks not coming out in regular wash. At that point I used liquid dish soap - straight and scrubbed lightly w/a toothbrush. Also did a couple of more regular machine washings and virtually impossible to see after that. Good luck.
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That's great - definitely keeping that information!
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