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Thread: Washable markers?

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    Washable markers?

    Has anyone tried using Crayola washable markers to mark their quilts? Good, bad, indifferent?

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    Yes but test on each fabric. I had one that wouldn't come out...was glad I tested first.

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    It seems that many people on here have had good luck with them.

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    I don't use Crayola, but found cheaper ones work well too (Crazyart). Absolutely do a test on a piece of every fabric before marking your quilt....some colors wash out better than others. I've found warm water works best. I love using them as there is always a color that will show the pattern, even on dark prints.

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    I always use washable Crayola markers. Chalk comes off too easily, and the iron-off chalk seems to rub off also, but not as quickly. I tried another brand of markers, but had to wash a couple times to get the marks out. I only use Crayola now. Now is the time to buy them while school supplies are a good price.

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    here is a link to a previous post with a great tip
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    I bought some of the Crayola washable markers but, I haven't used them yet. I don't Mark my quilts, just do a large meander.
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    I use them and I love them. They do come off on my hands and the bed of my machine - - but that wipes right off not problem.

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    Sounds like something I have just GOT to try....right after I finish painting these closets, yuk.
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    again I will say I tested the green marker on my yellow fabric. worked fine. then marked my quilt-I used a stencil and marked through that. evidently I marked harder and the markings did not wash out. I had to spray with everything I had and wash six times. I got the marks out. so careful!!!!
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    nativetexan: what brand marker did you use that was a problem washing out? What type of fabric was it? I need to know what to look out for as I use these alot
    Last edited by meyert; 08-13-2013 at 06:53 AM.

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    I use the Crayola brand washable marker. The only color I've not been able to wash out is black. Do not use a heavy hand when using the markers. It can bleed thru to the batting making the marks more difficult to remove. Do not iron over the markers as this will set the marks into the fabric. I wash the quilts in a hot of water as I think the end user may use when washing.
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    Thanks so much for the information. I saw the markers on sale yesterday for $1 and picked them up, hoping that I would be able to use them. I've never marked a quilt before, I usually just meander or make up some kind of design, but I think I'm ready to try this out.

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    they were Crayola washable markers. I gave them away after that. partly my fault for marking harder, but still. the safest marker is blue wash out marker. dritz I think,not sure.
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