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Thread: WARNING FRIXION PENS

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    Thanks, I bought some of these after reading about them, but I haven't used them on anything important. I tried using the end of the pen to "erase" the ink, like using an eraser on a pencil. (I didn't really know how they were supposed to work.) I thought the ink got lighter, but it didn't disappear. Maybe it was the friction from the rubbing. They still make a nice thin line for tracing embroidery designs onto fabric.

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    yep, i've been afraid to use the two pens i bought for that reason. washing out is best, ironing out always worried me. evidently for good reason.

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    Thanks for the tip

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    At a LQS they had a marking product that looked like tailor's chalk but was supposed to disappear with a hot iron. Does anyone know if those will reappear?

    What worries me is not that the lines come back (as PP have said, who puts a quilt in the freezer?) but will the ink do damage to the fabric over time if it isn't washing out?

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    Thanks for the info!

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    Has anyone tried just washing the fabric in really cold water to see if the inkis visible after?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lisalovesquilting
    Quote Originally Posted by cjomomma
    I never heard of this pen. I guess if you were a spy then this pen might be something you would need. Ha!
    :lol:
    I'll use it in my next novel :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Theresa
    I love these pens. They make the nicest and thinest lines. Why would I put my quilt in the freezer after it is made???
    LOL Very good question.....I love these pens too!

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    wow...thanks for the info...I bet you saved a lot of disasters from happening....

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    Glad I don't store my quilts in the freezer. I have 8 colors of the pens and I LOVE them. Gotta figure those extremes don't happen in many houses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noahscats7
    Glad I don't store my quilts in the freezer. I have 8 colors of the pens and I LOVE them. Gotta figure those extremes don't happen in many houses.
    Amen

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    thank you--thank you--would have ruined the quilt I am cutting out!

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    Thank you for the information. I was going to look for them, but now maybe not.

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    I love mine and they make the smoothest mark and make back tracing on my applique so much easier.

    I tested the ink on my high count batiks and on a cheap piece of fabric and had great results with the ink coming off on both. I did the heat removal then froze it and the ink came back, then I washed it with All detergent and back to the freezer they went and nothing re appeared.

    So I think it depends on the fabric and would test each piece before using them on all of them.

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    Thanks for being our testing department head!! I was one of the ones that started a topic about these pens. Hmmmm, I still think I could use it on certain things so I might just buy 1 and give it a try. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by msawicki64
    Where do you get your sewline pencils?
    My LQS has them and refills of all colors of the leads as well, but many online shops have them too. The US distributor is United Notions (Moda).

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    What about if there washed in cold water? Would that bring the color back?

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    Thanks for the warning!

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    I would say if the INK is in your fabric, that is never a good thing....who knows when it will show back up!
    and what chemicals it contains, and what harm will eventually come to your quilt from those chemicals!

    best to avoid using them all together!

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    Thanks for the tip.

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    Sounds like a good way to have fun with the kids, too. Had not heard of these pens before, but think I am going to have to find one. Thanks for sharing this tip. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terryl
    So if I DON'T put my quilt in the freezer, and don't put them outside when it's 14* will the ink stay disappeared?
    That's the impression I get too. I bought some to play with & plan to experiment, then form my own opinion. Nothing I have heard about them has scared me off. I think they sound pretty neat actually. So, to each her own, I guess!

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    Thanks for the tip. I just bought some as a friend found out about them at a quilt show in Leavenworth, WA and was going to use the pen to trace a hand embroidery project. Which I guess would be alright as some people use the permanent Micron pens to trace.

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    scary, I was going to try these... maybe not now!

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    We have used these pens and found out about the temp thing, but if you wash the fabric you can finelly remove the makings permently

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