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Success with Crayola washable markers :)

Old 09-16-2009, 07:05 AM
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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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Old 09-16-2009, 07:09 AM
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Brilliant idea!!!
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Old 09-16-2009, 07:09 AM
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That is a great idea!!!
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Old 09-16-2009, 07:16 AM
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Clever thinking! Thanks for the heads up.
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Old 09-16-2009, 07:28 AM
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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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Old 09-16-2009, 07:40 AM
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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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Old 09-16-2009, 10:47 AM
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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.

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