29 January, 2014

Washable markers for quilts

Some time ago I told you that I use these ultra washable markers to mark my quilts.

These are markers for kids, I found them in a supermarket, 12 pieces for about $4!
 
I already use a few on my quilts, but I thought it is time for an in-depth testing. I read that some markers disappear after washing but become visible again if the fabric is exposed to low temperature.
So I marked a piece of fabric then I pressed it very well.

Then I washed and dried it and then I forgot it in the freezer for a few days.
Today I remembered about it and with some emotions I removed it from the freezer. I pressed it again!
And I am happy to report that I have an immaculate white piece of fabric.

Now I am happy that I have 12 markers for the price of one of the old markers I used before!

The brand I found is French, but I suppose other brands have similar markers too. If you buy them, test them before using them on your best quilt!

Geta

20 comments:

  1. Oh, cool, good to know, thanks!

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  2. Wow! Thank you Geta - we have those markers here in the states. Much appreciated.

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  3. Yes, very good to know. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. so good to know! I had given up on water soluble markers. I will try it out.

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  5. What a great tip! I am always worrying about marking fabric. I will look for these!

    Susie

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  6. I think it's the iron-away Frixion pens that are a big problem with reappearing in cold temperatures. Using these is a great idea if you're planning to wash the quilt anyway--I'm going to have to look for some!

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  7. thanks for the test!!! great news for all us quilters! :)

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  8. I need to go check out those markers, thanks!

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  9. So the quilt has to be washed, not just moistened with water?

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  10. Are these the markers that at first don't really appear to have any color but then color shows up in about 3-5 seconds? Thanks, I always learn so much from you!

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  11. Thanks for the test and the tip! I've not bought any because of the cons you pointed out.

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  12. I've been using the Frixion pen for a while now and it does the same thing. These pens are less expensive than the Frixion ~ money saved for more fabric!!!

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  13. That is a great find! Thank you!!

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  14. Thank you so much. I've been hearing about alternatives but haven't tried any. The Frixion pen is ok but leaves a faint white/gray line that I don't like. Will be purchasing these this week.

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  15. I bought some today to try! Thanks for the recommendation. Lynne.

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  16. I love everything you do! Your work is stunning, and I can't get enough of you. You have become my daily stop and I just want to commend you on your work. I would love to see it in person, maybe some day.

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  17. Great idea, Geta. My daughter has the same markers, but I am not satisfied with them. I had problems during washing my fabric. Colors are still on the fabric :(
    Maybe I bought a defective product.

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  18. Have always been a little afraid to try the washout kids markers but maybe I will have to give them another try.

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