Date: 04-09-2006, 09:17 PM (1 of 7)
|I decided to get out of the rut I was in of quilting in the ditch, but I'm afraid I made a bad choice of marking tools. I used a mechanical lead pencil to mark my quilt & the lead lines won't come out after using a fabric eraser & washing the quilt. Please help!||
Member since: 09-25-2002
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Date: 04-09-2006, 09:39 PM (2 of 7)
oh oh you have learned a HARD lesson in the marking world, try dabbing it with a spot remover.
one should always test their marking notion first, as they react differently on different material as well, some leave and come back (ask me how i learned that one lol)
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Date: 04-11-2006, 03:25 PM (3 of 7)
also might try Oxi Clean.
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Date: 04-11-2006, 07:47 PM (4 of 7)
I swear by Dawn dishsoap-apply full strength and rub in-throw it in the washer as usual.
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Date: 04-11-2006, 08:47 PM (5 of 7)
You might give handcleaner, you know the kind the men use, it will take a lot of stains and things out of fabric. just rub it on and let it set a few minutes, then wash. get it at the dollar store for a $1.00.
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Date: 04-12-2006, 02:07 AM (6 of 7)
What's worked very well for me is to make a paste of Tide (He) and rub it into the markings, then toss in the wash as per usual.
Suggest trying all ideas on a piece of leftover fabric to see what works best for you. Good luck with it!
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Date: 04-13-2006, 05:08 PM (7 of 7)
|A baking soda paste may also work but as said above try it on a scrap piece first... my mother used baking soda for everything! LOL I've used pencil before for marking embroidery lines darker if they aren't dark enuf for me to see and of course those are covered better but if I hadn't read this post I may have tried it on quilting lines too...glad you posted that!||
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