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Old 11-25-2019, 06:32 AM
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Love your story, I know how blessed you are, both of my children are adopted also, she’s a lucky girl and you are lucky yo have her.
i would have never guessed that sharpie would do that, hope some of the suggestions work, it’s a beautiful quilt.
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Old 12-02-2019, 10:48 PM
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Stunning quilt! Have a wonderful Christmas.
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Old 12-13-2019, 07:51 AM
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Forgot to attach the pic of Emmaline enjoying her new quilt. I think she approves!
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Old 12-13-2019, 06:01 PM
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Aw, loved your story..the quilt is beautiful, your little girl will love it.
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Old 12-07-2020, 09:10 PM
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Well, Darren, it's been about a year since you started this thread. Were you able to get the Sharpie out, and what did you use??? Inquiring minds, and hapless quilters want to know!! Emmaline is sure cute- does she know that she is a star over here at the Quiltingboard, or have you tried to keep her fame from spoiling her?
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Old 12-08-2020, 06:33 AM
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Unhappy sharpy:

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This one has a long story. In summer 2012, before we had a clue we were to become parents in a few short months, we ordered a group of fabrics from Connecting Threads called Technicolor Tidings. We loved the mid-century designs and colors, and thought they would make great personal quilts for us. We picked a pattern and ordered enough fabric for two quilts: tops, backings and bindings. They would be the same, except mine would have green borders, backing and binding, and Kim's would have pink.

Fast forward to October. Out of the blue, we were contacted by a woman who was expecting and wanted us to adopt her baby. Our daughter was born in January.

Needless to say, our free time dried up for a while. We didn't make near as many quilts as we were planning to make, but life has been a joy with our Emmaline. Last year, we were digging through our stash and Emmaline saw these fabrics and loved them. We decided instead of making two twin quilts we could make one oversized queen and Emmaline could use it for a bedspread during Christmas. We got the top done, but other projects got in the way. Is also stalled on the quilting because I didn't want to do a panto, but I couldn't decide what to do. If the quilt looks familiar it's because I posted some pics asking for quilting suggestions. I got some good ones and use s some of the. This quilt has been on the frame for literally months. I just finished the binding tonight.

I found the Connecting Threads catalog we ordered the fabrics from. Check out the prices!
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This is the pattern we used.
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Here is the back.
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Use hairspray very generously then rinse with cold water repeat until it is gone then wash on gentle delicate cycle. Rubbing alcohol may work also but I found hairspray to work bes
And the front
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Close ups of some of the quilting
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I have one bad mistake. I tried to quilt through paper and transferred sharpie into the quilt to when I pulled off the paper. Any suggestions on how to get it out?
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Thanks for looking

To remove sharpy ink use lots of hairspray then rinse and repeat as needed until it is all gone then wash on delicate cycle, cold water.
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Old 12-09-2020, 05:32 AM
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Try hair spray or Oxi Clean. The quilt is very cute and colorful, great job. I love the story of Emmaline and how she became your daughter. So special and your family is truly blessed. Merry Christmas!
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Originally Posted by Marion WA View Post
You might like to try hand sanitizer! It worked for me when I did exactly the same thing. That darn sharpie drawing takes a really long time to completely dry. Strongly suggest that you make a mess with the sharpie on a scrap of fabric first and try to remove that before trying it on the quilt. I originally found the tip online (sorry I can't recall where). It did not specify a particular brand - hence the testing. Best of luck from here in Australia.
Beautiful quilt. You might try hydrogen peroxide to remove the stain (works great for blood)
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Old 12-09-2020, 03:42 PM
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I remember reading somewhere that hair spray will take out ball-point pen. Perhaps it will work on the sharpie.
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Old 12-10-2020, 08:13 AM
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Great story....and great quilt! (even if the sharpie doesn't come out.....)
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