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What brand of pen?

Old 08-31-2008, 03:38 PM
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What brand or kind of pen do you use to sign your quilts? The only ones I can find are scrapbooking pens, but my mom thinks that is what quilters use too (and it is what she uses).


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Old 08-31-2008, 04:03 PM
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I'd like to know also. Thanks for asking this question.
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Old 08-31-2008, 04:26 PM
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I have a Pigma Pen, but I really don't like it.
I went and got one of those Sharpies that writes like a pen. Did a few tests with it, washed, etc and it works fine.
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Old 08-31-2008, 04:32 PM
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My pen is Pigma, Micron 05 and I like it... you just iron over whatever you have written to set the ink...
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Old 08-31-2008, 04:35 PM
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I have a Micron too, but I'm going to try my Sharpies now that tlrnhi has tested them out! Thanks!
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Old 08-31-2008, 05:22 PM
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I use Pigma or Identapen.
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Old 09-01-2008, 08:29 PM
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I've used Pigma pens & Sharpies, just depends on what kind of line I want. :)
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Old 09-01-2008, 09:45 PM
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About 10 years ago I used a blue Pigma pen to sign a quilt. I didn't know I was supposed to iron it to set it.

I went over the line several times so it would really show. I washed the quilt WEEKS later and the [email protected]#$%^&*()_ ink ran so now it looks all smeary there.

I'm not aware of any one else having an issue with Pigma pens, but I did with a blue one.
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Old 09-02-2008, 04:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Chele
I have a Micron too, but I'm going to try my Sharpies now that tlrnhi has tested them out! Thanks!
I have also only used the Pigma pens, but I think now that Terri has tried the Sharpies with success I might have to give that a whirl... they have lots of nice colours too!
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Old 09-02-2008, 04:31 AM
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I always use a Pigma Pen and heat set. I have never had any trouble with them, fading or bleeding.
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