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Old 11-01-2020, 10:29 AM
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The best way to remove a Sharpie mark is to go over it again with a Sharpie and then wipe away while wet. This won't work for fabric or other absorbent surfaces though. I use a lead pencil for all fabric markings that won't be seen. For black or dark fabric I use white a blackboard chalk stick sharpened to a point.
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Old 11-01-2020, 03:07 PM
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I got curious so I did an experiment today. It's not anything in the best press. I have the same reaction when I sprayed with water or spray starch.

I was actually going to use the crayola washable crayons but thought since I didn't need to take the marking out (they were on the foundation) that wasn't necessary. I sure wish I'd used them now!
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Old 11-01-2020, 03:37 PM
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Well sorry to hear about your issue. Can I ask what color sharpie you used?

I just wanted to make a quilt of valor label. I ordered a blank template from Spoonsflower. I wrote the names and date with a red sharpie and when I was the quilt with the label.. all of the writing bled. I am so disappointed. I am wondering what to do now.
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Old 11-02-2020, 02:53 AM
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Smile good to know! thanks!

Originally Posted by oksewglad View Post
I'm wondering if something in the Best Press (maybe alcohol of some sort) didn't cause the sharpie to bleed.

Sharpies and alcohol can be used to make some fun drawings like this

https://lifestyleforreallife.com/201...rpies-alcohol/

comments anyone?
First of all, I am sorry to hear about your mishap with sharpies. Thanks for the warning!

I do appreciate the link for making fun crafts that oksewglad posted. Amazing how lovely the wind chime was the crafter posted for her grade school auction! This is like turning lemons into lemonayde!


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Old 11-02-2020, 08:44 AM
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Thanks for the tip. Ion a different note, I use Crayola markers all the time.for marking my quilts before quilting. But you cannot iron your quilt once you have marked it. We are always learning in the craft eh?
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Old 11-02-2020, 09:40 AM
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I learned the hard way awhile ago that Sharpies aren't permanent for anything if it doesn't say so on the pen itself. I thought that being permanent was part of "sharpie-ness," but apparently not.

Now we know that even saying "permanent" isn't enough for fabric.

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Old 11-03-2020, 10:05 AM
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Originally Posted by oksewglad View Post
I'm wondering if something in the Best Press (maybe alcohol of some sort) didn't cause the sharpie to bleed.

Sharpies and alcohol can be used to make some fun drawings like this

https://lifestyleforreallife.com/201...rpies-alcohol/

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Ohh, I'd really love to try that one day! It looks like so much fun!
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Old 11-03-2020, 10:13 AM
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DD used Sharpie on a bedsheet, labeling blood spot that washed out. Sharpie never did wash out in normal laundry!
I, too, have used alcohol (hand sanitizer, especially) to remove Sharpie ink from desks, walls, and laminated signs.
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Old 11-03-2020, 12:22 PM
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Next time, try using a Pentel Gel Roller for Fabric - it says permanent - and I believe that it will be.

I ordered mine on-line -

I have not been pleased with the Pigma pens, either. By the way, they were designed for use on paper - even though the fabric stores are selling them.




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Old 11-03-2020, 05:56 PM
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Bear, you said Pigma but I'm wondering if you mean Frixion pens?
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