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Thread: Using crayon on fabric

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    Senior Member moosegirl's Avatar
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    I demonstrated using crayon on fabric at our Guild quilt show and created these fun samples. Moosegirl

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    TOTALLY love the center fishie! He's a cutie! I'd put him in my aquarium? LOL

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    MMMMM..... some how your crayon blocks look much better than the ones my Girls Scout troop did!

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    cute

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    So how do you do that with a crayon?

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    Moosegirl did a crayon leaf on a block she sent me - it is great. Moosegirl can do anything - she is marvelous!!!!

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    Great job, wish I knew how to do that.

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    These are great - please share the secret of how to do them.

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    Lovely. I've got to try that.

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    Yours are so pretty. Mine didn't look nearly that good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oklahoma Suzie
    Great job, wish I knew how to do that.
    Using crayon is easy. Crayola has a big assortment of colors. Use a light fabric, and draw your design on with pencil first using a light box or tape to a window. I put freezer paper on the back side for stability. Start out lightly with the crayon then increase pressure to get the color blending you want. You will lose some of the intensity after heat setting. To set permanently cover colored block with a paper towel and heat seat with an iron-no steam for 10-15 sec. a couple of times; your done. Trace applique or coloring book designs or draw your own. Have fun. Moosegirl

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    are these regular crayons or do they make a special set for fabric?

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    Can this be washed like a regular quilt after you set it? What other care is needed?

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    what a neat idea! I had never seen that before! I might even be able to get my daughter to do something for me. She's gonna be a starving artist. And does a real good job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shibori
    are these regular crayons or do they make a special set for fabric?
    There are special crayons for fabric, but I have not used them. I have used Prang and Crayola crayons, and gotten good results.

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    These are just beautiful Moodegirl-thank you so much for sharing!
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    That's an awesome idea... I'm thinking I could use that for a friend of mine. She has two small children, I could have them draw pictures, then just using sashing... Wonderful!!! thanks for sharing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilt Mom
    Quote Originally Posted by Shibori
    are these regular crayons or do they make a special set for fabric?
    There are special crayons for fabric, but I have not used them. I have used Prang and Crayola crayons, and gotten good results.
    The fabric crayons I have seen are colored on paper first then ironed on to the fabric as a transfer and they work ok but it is extra steps. Moosegirl

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    Both of those sample quilts are adorable!!! I could not pick a fav if I had to!

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    What a great idea! Are they just normal wax crayons?

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    I love the fish one it is adorable.

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