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Thread: Success with Crayola washable markers :)

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    I marked the white backgrounds of an applique quilt top with the Crayola Washable markers. I was somewhat concerned, as some of the marks were there awhile (I had it on a floor frame, hand quilting it.) I soaked the quilt in cold water and all the marks came out! No signs they were ever there. YAY!

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    Brilliant idea!!!

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    That is a great idea!!!

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    Clever thinking! Thanks for the heads up.

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    Just make sure not to iron the fabric, before washing out the marker. Heat may set the marker ink and it may no longer wash out.

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    Grand got several Crayola washable markers on a white tee shirt and some of the colors did not wash out. This was a couple years ago so the staying power might have changed since then. What color did you use?

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    Wow I need to try these.

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    I know better than to heat set any washable marker- be it a Crayola one or one specifically made for marking quilt tops. I used the lightest colors- peach, yellow, and a light green. I think with any marker- even the ones made for quilts(which I have)- it is a good idea to test to make sure it will wash out. I have one quilt that still has the marks from a washable marker that was pretty darn permanent.

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    I tried this and didn't have such great success.

    I ruined a quilt that my 89 year old mother embroidered. It may work sometimes but it sure isn't worth the risk to me.

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    I tried this on a quilt I was making. I threw together a bunch of 8" squares and wanted to sew an X in each square. It's a scrappy quilt and not having alot of time to quilt it took me about a month to get it finished. I had to use light to dark markers depending on the color of the fabric. The top went together quick but it was the sandwiching that took me so long. The marks were on the quilt for about a month. I washed in cold water and all the marks are out. Maybe it does depend on the fabric.

    Kris

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    My fabric was a soft 100% cotton sateen.After hearing how some people haven't had luck with these, I am very fortunate I didn't ruin a quilt top.

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    My fabric was 100% cotton from the LQS. I didn't test each individual color which could have been one of my mistakes. I tried one color and stupid me I didn't test each shade of yellow I used. The first color came out but when I switched to another color in the same package it didn't come out.

    If it works for you that is great. I'm just not willing to take that chance again.

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    I tried a white piece of fabric today with washable markers, and guess what....it washes away completely!! I am SOOOOO happy!! I hate chalk and pencil markers...they just don't work. I can't wait to use the markers on the little quilt I am working on. I'll show the result tomorrow!!

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    I love the chalk pencils. The chalk stays on like a regular pencil mark. The brand I like is General. Not expensive and they sharpen like a pencil and don't break.

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    I have had some of the marking pencisl stay for a while and when washed out with a wet cloth, return after the fab. dries, supposedly wash away markers for sewing and quilting. I am afraid of using crayola markers or any type like that , after teaching first grade for years, and seeing these get on children's and my clothes. Too often the washable markers were really permanent markers I use a lot of yellow school chalk to mark on quilts, isn't sharp for fine lines but will dust off and does wash out.

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    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-49019-5.htm

    page down on this link.

    Here is a picture of a little of the "success" I have had with Crayola washable markers. I am now completely redoing this quilt.

    Needless to say I will NEVER again use them.

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    I have used Crayola Washable markers - the purple, brown, red and green and they have washed out completely. I'm trying to remember if I have used them on white or very pastel fabric. I don't think so. But I loved how they worked when I did use them.

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    I just have not had a lot of success with any kind of marker for quilting, except for using tissue paper pinned on top, and then there is all that picking out. I wish someone would invent a really good truly washable marker for quilting. They'd make a million bucks!! :-) I am going to go ahead with the Crayola washables, and I will report on result. I have my stain stick handy just in case. :thumbup:

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    Too scary an idea for me!!!! If I'm doing lines, I use masking tape and sew right next to each piece, on either side. It comes in 1", 2" and other widths and I know the tape is coming right off with no problem....

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    i know others have suggested it to use with templates for quilting.. i have them, they are sort of sharp pointed on one end..for the templates, but have yet to use them!
    thanks for the review!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mytwopals
    Just make sure not to iron the fabric, before washing out the marker. Heat may set the marker ink and it may no longer wash out.
    I once marked a piece of a purse I was making for my sister with the purple marking pens that are supposed to fade away after a day or so. Well, I decided that my ironed on pellon needed to be ironed a little more after I had quilted it and after I turned it over I realized that I hadn't let the purple fade away first. ARGHHHH! A little quick thinking (and praying) and I used some of the Grandma's stain removal and washed the purse. It worked! Whew!! So, for any of you having the staining problem-Give it a try. Not sure of the exact name but it is available in small bottles at JoAnn's and Hancocks.

    Hope this helps someone!
    Sue

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    I use the washable crayola markers all of the time. I have never had a problem with them coming out. I do try to use a color that is very close to my fabric color, marking lightly, just enough to see the lines. I also make sure I never get the iron close to the lines....

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    After read for me personally I think I will use chalk. Better save then sorry.

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