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Thread: Unquilting can leave holes!

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    I stumbled across a way to strategically remove the needle holes on batik fabrics left by "unquilting!" The AquaDoodle pen! I took some before and after pictures to prove it!

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    Clever idea. Where did you get the pen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cuppi duke
    Clever idea. Where did you get the pen.
    Check the toy department of any store that carries toys. My son has a mat that he uses his on.

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    Thx for sharing. Is the pen ingredients all water?

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    I was able to buy the pen as a separate item, saved me from having to buy the whole thing!

    Quote Originally Posted by MoanaWahine
    Quote Originally Posted by cuppi duke
    Clever idea. Where did you get the pen.
    Check the toy department of any store that carries toys. My son has a mat that he uses his on.

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    Oh, that's so awesome!!! :D

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    Great tip. Thanks for sharing.

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    Dabbing with a clean wet sponge or washcloth will do the same thing.

    Would love to see more pictures of this project you are working on. Looks beautiful and your quilting that you did decide to keep looks very intriguing.

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    Love the idea :)

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    Great tip

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    great idea. thanks for sharing

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    Those will work, too. I usually use a spray bottle but just wasn't sure about these batiks. This quilt is finished and you can see the pictures on my post titled Celia's Block Party Quilt. Thanks for the positive comments!

    Quote Originally Posted by feline fanatic
    Dabbing with a clean wet sponge or washcloth will do the same thing.

    Would love to see more pictures of this project you are working on. Looks beautiful and your quilting that you did decide to keep looks very intriguing.

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    I would imagine washing the quilt would do the same thing...

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    Wow...but is it just water?

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    Yes, just water!

    Quote Originally Posted by It'sJustMe
    Wow...but is it just water?

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    I use water all the time... wash clothes work great.
    Enjoy

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    Thanks! Your tip came just in time. I just unquilted two rows of quilting and was getting ready to spritz it. I think I like this idea better.

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    That's cool! I've always used cotton swabs, but they can get linty.

    You could wash the whole quilt as Candace says, but this enables you to fix it as you go.

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    washing the quilt or using a small wet sponge does the job too and most people have these items in their home already

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    I use one of these sponge bottles for 'licking' envelopes. I like the straight edge on the sponge and holds plenty of water.

    http://www.amazon.com/Universal-Prod...574191&sr=8-12

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    I use one of these sponge bottles for 'licking' envelopes. I like the straight edge on the sponge and holds plenty of water.

    http://www.amazon.com/Universal-Prod...574191&sr=8-12

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    Wonderful tip! And thanks for the pictures.
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    Great tip.

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    Do you think it would work on white fabric? My king size quilt that the LAr screwed up and had to take the quilting out left all the stitching holes in the white-on-white dot.
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