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Thread: You all need to know about this great tool!

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    Have you discovered the best thing since washable markers? They are called Frixion pens. The are made by Pilot and designed for school/college goers. The pens and the highlighters are used to write and mark on paper and books, and then the ink and highter is erasable by rubbing on the writing. I thought that was amazing, since college students can now turn their books back in at the end of the semester and get more cash back since all their marks are removed. The GREAT NEWS FOR QUILTERS/CRAFTERS...YOU CAN WRITE ON FABRIC WITH A BLACK INK IN THESE PENS AND IT WILL IRON RIGHT OFF! I used one this week during a quilt class. They are wonderful. Target carries them Staples has them and Walgreens has only the black pens. The other retailers carry the blue, pink, red, black and purple. They all iron off. You can trace your applique designs, embroidery designs onto fabric, mark quilt tops, then sew and then press....the lines are all gone! Pilot has not discovered that all of us quilters are grabbing them off the shelves....as soon as they do, the price will go up. The are about $4.00 for two, Walgreens has them for back to school at half price. I bought some the other day that had a coupon attached to the package. $1.99 for the pens (2 pens) and get $4.50 refund when you purchase three packages.
    I am about to start drawing Christmas hand embroidery artwork on my fabric squares that will be incorporated into a quilt. Oh, forgot to tell you that if you accidently erase something, put it in your freezer, the lines will come back. ...unless you wash your quilt, the marks are gone and will not come back by putting in the freezer. Uh Oh, just got a note from another quilter saying this has been posted....so sorry...she also said they had problems, I didn't so far.
    Diana in TX

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    There have been quite a few posts on this. Do a search. Several folks have had bad experiences.

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    Thank you for the info.

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    I love these pens. I did quite a few projects with them already.

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    sounds good!

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    Thanks for the info.

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    I've used them and love'em...So far, so good....!

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    Will have to get some and try them. Thanks for the heads up.

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    Just don't send them to folks who live in cold climates, or through areas that get cold or breathe on them with frosty breath hehehe. Or you'll be in for an unpleasant surprise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace
    Just don't send them to folks who live in cold climates, or through areas that get cold or breathe on them with frosty breath hehehe. Or you'll be in for an unpleasant surprise.
    From the other threads, it has been said that once washed, the marker disappears forever!

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    beware of this pen....a rather detailed test was made by one of the well known and respected teachers and she has reservations and gives caution about how they are used. I believe the subject has been discussed just recently

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    I couldnt find them so got papermate erasable ones. Brought home wrote on white fabric. Washed with dish soap. Disappeared. Put in freezer. Next day looked u could barely see. Haven't tried ironing forgot about it. Will try and let u know

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    Ive been using these pens for about a year and love love love them!

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    I've never had a problem with them. Love em! A blow dryer will erase the marks as well. So will the dryer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gotta-sew
    I've never had a problem with them. Love em! A blow dryer will erase the marks as well. So will the dryer.
    Good idea on the blow dryer ... sometimes you just don't want to press!!

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    Have had mine 2 weeks, have only done test swatches so far.......

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