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Frixion Pens 26 Feb 2015 12:05 #127772

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Hi Lorchen:
Thanks for the good info. I guess I just assumed that because I bought the pens at a quilt shop (and more from Nancy's
Notions) that they were intended to be used on Fabric. In fact, the shop owner, demonstrated the pen for me and told
me I could use it to mark my fabric and the marks would disappear with either erasing them or using an iron.

I don't think I'll be using the quilt in freezing weather!!!! Ha! Ha! It will be a lap quilt probably draped over the end of
our sofa in Ohio. I'm here in Florida right now, and it's pretty warm here, so no danger there.

Thanks again for the info!!!
Lana
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Frixion Pens 26 Feb 2015 11:21 #127765

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I just love the way we have used 'stuff' that was originally not intended for quilting. Sometimes that works out brilliantly, like the freezer paper we all love to use. But sometimes we have to be careful and really ask what the consequences will be, like with the Frixon pens.

By the way (very big grin) the 'quilt soap Ovus' is actually a horse shampoo.

Lanajoyce, just don't put your quilt in the freezer or outside in freezing temperatures, because those lines will come back bright and clear, because the Frixion chemicals are still in your quilt, despite you having washed it.
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Frixion Pens 26 Feb 2015 10:58 #127763

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Someone asked what color pen I used on my batik fabric. Since the fabric was a dark brown/black, I used the
pink so I could see it. (It didn't show up that well, but it worked for what I was doing). Anyway, when I ironed it,
the pink faded, but it left almost a white color line. I did quilt lines over them, (the thread was variegated and in the same color
range as the fabric) and therefore those lines don't show up as much. I could still see it a little bit, but not bad.
The latest development is I washed the quilt yesterday and I really think that maybe the lines have disappeared!
I can't see them!!! Isn't that good??!!?? I used the quilt soap, Ovus.

Craft/quilt show this weekend and I will be showing this quilt in that, so I'm glad the lines have faded almost completely.
No judging in this show, so I'm not too concerned about it.
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Frixion Pens 26 Feb 2015 10:50 #127761

I had a black one that I used for marking while piecing, therefore it wouldn't ever been seen. But I left the cap off and it dried up.

Sigh, I need a keeper!

Geneva
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Frixion Pens 26 Feb 2015 10:14 #127760

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in my case, it didn't matter what color. I personally have red, green, purple and orange. Haven't tried them on my precious hand-dyes. BUT I do use them on light colored fabric where the line wont show up later.

Everybody stay warm,

Sharon
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Frixion Pens 26 Feb 2015 10:01 #127759

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Lois and Lanajoyce,
What color Frixion pens did you use that left marks on the dark batiks?
I would like to test on hand-dyes washed with Synthrapol.

Judith
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Frixion Pens 26 Feb 2015 09:56 #127758

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It doesn't matter what type of fabric you use, the dye/ink sticks, permanently. I guess the batiks dye reacted to the frixion dyes differently (and in a bad way for quilters) to other fabric dyes.


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Frixion Pens 26 Feb 2015 09:25 #127754

well! I bought some too, even having read about the temp issue. hadn't used them yet, guess I won't. wonder though, based on comments in this thread, if the nature of batik fabrics (dye/dye process) has something to do with it 'sticking' to them.
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Frixion Pens 25 Feb 2015 17:47 #127733

Hello, the ladies I know really like them and mention that you do have to be careful. Also, noted was that if the project gets very, very cold it will show up again. That is just my info. for you.

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Frixion Pens 25 Feb 2015 05:57 #127695

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This has been helpful to me. I will continue to use them but with extreme caution. If you think about it the concept it is almost too good to be true. That's often percieved as a red flag and should be see so here.
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Frixion Pens 25 Feb 2015 05:18 #127692

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I used them on a few small quilts this past year and didn't see a problem. But I did notice when I was marking a batik project it left a mark so I switched .
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Frixion Pens 24 Feb 2015 21:41 #127686

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:) :(
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Frixion Pens 24 Feb 2015 20:59 #127684

It happened to me on batiks, I was NOT happy,since I had marked the center of a heart.. Since then, I use them only to mark certain seams.

Andrée
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Frixion Pens 24 Feb 2015 18:39 #127675

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I've used these a little...not on any where that will show.....as with all marking things....test, test and test !
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