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From: Cathy M
Date: 12-06-2004, 08:53 PM (1 of 6)
I have just finished a quilt, all done by hand. I used a yellow quilters' pencil brand was "UNIQUE" . I have washed the quilt with detergent and the 2nd time I used a stain remover and detergent. The pencil lines will not come out. I went back to fabric store and they sold me some heavy duty stain remover and said to also try a fabric eraser. I have now tried both of their suggestions and the marks are still there. I have air dried it each time so that the markings will not set from the heat of a dryer. I am now trying a solution of rubbing alcohol, water & liquid dish soap, it seems to be doing a better job but this is very tedious. Anyone have any suggestions? Anyone using this type of pencil....beware!
User: Cathy M
Member since: 12-06-2004
Total posts: 1
From: carman
Date: 12-06-2004, 09:45 PM (2 of 6)
my only advice is ALWAYS TEST TEST TEST before you try ANY marking tool on ANY fabric, EVERY time. some even come back after time, can't remember which do that, and some always leave shadow even after washing. your nightmare is lesson to us all to make sure we test before, NO MATTER what the instructions say it will do, that is a lesson i learned the hard way :bluesad:
User: carman
Member since: 04-17-2000
Total posts: 692
From: Hogmami
Date: 12-06-2004, 10:23 PM (3 of 6)
I also learned that lesson the hard way. Now I test. Another one I learned, is measure twice, cut once.
User: Hogmami
Member since: 09-30-2004
Total posts: 800
From: Mother in Law
Date: 12-06-2004, 11:44 PM (4 of 6)
Carmen love your avetar.
User: Mother in Law
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From: carman
Date: 12-07-2004, 12:09 AM (5 of 6)
she is very productive :re: wish i was lol
User: carman
Member since: 04-17-2000
Total posts: 692
From: garnnet
Date: 12-28-2004, 01:26 AM (6 of 6)
undefinedundefinedundefinedYes, I tried that too with that yellow pencil, it must be a wax pencil and not intended to mark the quilting lines... :bang: SO unhappy, but I'm learning, and so are you. :re: :bluesad:
User: garnnet
Member since: 12-28-2004
Total posts: 1
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