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What do you think about Frixion Pens?

Old 08-17-2013, 08:14 AM
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I am thinking about doing some marking with these. I have been using water soluble and disappearing ink pens but these frixion pens seem like they will work really well. Any issues or problems I should be aware of before marking with them? I have heard the ink returns if you put it in the freezer, but other than that, any other issues?
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Old 08-17-2013, 08:40 AM
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I have used them on many of my quilts. I really like them ( I bought them in all colors). I did not give any of the quilts I made to people who live in Alaska, so I should be ok.
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Test on a fabric scrap first! I love Frixions but they can leave a faint white mark on dark fabrics sometimes. I tend to use them mostly for Redwork designs where I know I will be stitching over the lines( so it won't matter if they come back in the cold) and for small sewing projects.
Lots of people use them for marking their quilts but I haven't yet. I am leaning towards ordinary chalkboard chalk as I just posted on QB.
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I'm leery of something that comes back when it gets cold (or hot or whatever): that means the chemicals are still there in the quilt.

I use Fons & Porters marking pencils with thin leads that do not have to be sharpened. One is graphite and the other is white chalk. Both wash completely out.
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Old 08-17-2013, 09:43 AM
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Here's a recent thread. Most seem to be happy with them. I won't use them *just in case*

http://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1...s-t227571.html
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Old 08-17-2013, 11:05 AM
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I have used them and they make lovely fine lines which easily disappear.i have put them in the freezer because I rubbed them off accidently.
I have used chalk with the wheel and with out and pounce stuff. I found on removing by brushing it spread like talcum powder. I would have thought that water would have thickened the line.
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I don't like them but every time I explain why I get flamed. So let's just say use them at your own risk.
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Old 08-17-2013, 01:30 PM
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We all have opinions and are entitled to them without repercussion - and I'm interested in yours! I believe this should be a safe zone.

Originally Posted by Peckish View Post
I don't like them but every time I explain why I get flamed. So let's just say use them at your own risk.
Thanks guys. I am a little leery of them. Right now I use regular chalkboard chalk on dark fabrics, or a white water soluble pencil. I also like disappearing ink for marking the spines of feathers as I go along. My only fear with water soluble markers is that I ship a lot of customer quilts in and out - I worry that a little of that blue ink that didn't come all the way out or, well, you know how it has a tendency to reappear...I'm afraid a box will be sitting out in the sun or in a hot delivery truck and become brown or permanent. So I'd like a safe alternative.
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I love the Frixion pens, but I do not use them on the top of the quilt, just in case. I do use them for marking on the wrong side of the pieces and so on.
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Old 08-17-2013, 03:04 PM
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I have used the Frixion pens quite a bit, mainly on applique projects. The comment about them leaving a "shadow" on darker fabrics is correct. I love them on light fabrics.
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