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    Thanks for all your suggestions. I tried again. And again. This is the center panel of the first of my quilts for my sisters. Of course, thee's no embroidery or embellishments yet, just the coloring. I have used Crayolas, Pentel Dye Sticks and Marvy Fabric Markers. I think one of my biggest mistakes was washing it too soon after coloring. I remembered Mother always saying that you should wash a stain as soon as possible, and really, what are you doing when coloring except staining the fabric - albiet on purpose and in a pleasing pattern, it's still a stain - so the longer you leave it in before you wash it, the more likely it is to stay, right? So, I decided not to wash the panel right away, anyway, this is the result of the coloring. I'll show the results when the quilt is finished, but I thought you might want to see how it's turning out so far.
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    Here is some info. The main thing is to use a poly/cotton blend. 100% cotton will not hold the color.
    http://www.sulky.com/project/crayonart/

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    cute cute

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    Quote Originally Posted by KyKat
    Thanks for all your suggestions. I tried again. And again. This is the center panel of the first of my quilts for my sisters. Of course, thee's no embroidery or embellishments yet, just the coloring. I have used Crayolas, Pentel Dye Sticks and Marvy Fabric Markers. I think one of my biggest mistakes was washing it too soon after coloring. I remembered Mother always saying that you should wash a stain as soon as possible, and really, what are you doing when coloring except staining the fabric - albiet on purpose and in a pleasing pattern, it's still a stain - so the longer you leave it in before you wash it, the more likely it is to stay, right? So, I decided not to wash the panel right away, anyway, this is the result of the coloring. I'll show the results when the quilt is finished, but I thought you might want to see how it's turning out so far.
    Those are awesome; I now need to do it!!!

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    very cute! thanks for the tip too

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    Quote Originally Posted by magpie
    Here is some info. The main thing is to use a poly/cotton blend. 100% cotton will not hold the color.
    http://www.sulky.com/project/crayonart/
    Magpie, thanks for the info & link. Have wanted to try this & worried about crayon washing out.

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    I'm doing 5 of these, one for each of my sisters. The next one is going to be 6 flower faces. Here it is. I think this is so cute, I can't wait to share it. The will have stems and leaves, with grass at the bottom. Ane each will have a name, and it will be titled "Goldie's Girls" (my mother's name) like the SB Sue Baloon Bouquet one in the first post, as they all will be. I'm going to do one of 6 birds on a tree limb. Does anyone have any suggestions for the other two?
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    Cute as can be. Keep us posted on your progress:)

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    Darling

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    It is darling, just darling.

    And your Mom was right. They always are

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    That is so neat. My grandmother use to get us to color pages and she would iron them on a block . It was so much fun..

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    Very pretty, great idea, no suggestions on the others. You might have to iron them to get the colors to stay. I'm not sure, never did this before, seems I've read that before.

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    Keep us posted. I like your ideas.

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    cute keep us posted.

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    Oh I do LOVE your designs, they are so soft and cute, I have this on my 'to do' list...you have inspired me to move it up to the top, I think this is such a lovely technique!!

    Keep up the great work, I can't wait to see these finished :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    great job and such nice gifts for all your sisters

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    Quote Originally Posted by magpie
    Here is some info. The main thing is to use a poly/cotton blend. 100% cotton will not hold the color.
    http://www.sulky.com/project/crayonart/
    I'm so confused! I remember reading about only using poly/cotton blend here, but later read that we should use only 100% cotton!! :-(

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    Beautiful. Thanks for the link.

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    How about like the kittens who lost their mittens. Each pair with their names in diff colors?? Could u do the blocks with names and faces like Brady bunch?? Love what u have done!!!! Would it work on muslim???

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    very cute...

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    they look great.

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    I use cotton for Crayola Crayons. Poly cotton is suggested for fabric crayons, which I don't think are that great.

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