Monday, February 27, 2012

Marking Pen Update

For all of you who commented on my last post, thank you. I'm sorry I have been unable to get individual reponses to you yet but I will.

For everyone else, if you haven't read the comments on the previous post, I'm providing this update.

1) The pens have, in some cases, on color, caused the color of the fabric to disappear also.
2) Even though you heat the pen dye off the fabric, there is the ever so faintest sheen where the line was. This is so miniscule it doesn't matter on my bed quilt however, I would really check twice on a test piece if I were to hang in a show or hang elsewhere, just to be safe.

Which brings me to my next point. As always, before you mark the crap out of your hardwork, take some of those leftover scraps andTEST each time.  I thought that might go without saying but then, I wouldn't have thought of testing myself if it weren't for using a different method of heating the pen from the initial post I saw it on.

The pens are so inexpensive, though, that it's worth giving it a shot.  And just to keep you incented, here's some photos of my first row of quilting after using this pen to mark it.  I'm  still pleased as punch and wish I had more hours in the day.

Okay, and another feather shot b/c I free-handed these and think I rock! (Well, for a first-ish time with feather-like quilting, anyway.)



Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

It's looking beautiful and your quilting is amazing!

Sue Daurio said...

Wow that looks great!! I hate marking a quilt but there are times when it just has to be done. Wonderful quilting!!

Bridget B said...

Beautiful and the quilting is great.

Teresa in Music City said...

Your quilting does rock!!! Great job on a beautiful quilt! I use the Frixion pens to trace off my embroidery designs. Works perfectly and then just disappears - presto magic!!!

marth225 said...

Such a great feeling to stand back and say "I did that". You are doing great

rubyslipperz said...

I would absolutely, most definitely
agree...that your quilting ROCKS!

QuiltNut Creations said...

fabulous Beck! I love the inset in the rings.

Shay said...

I agree- you totally rock. The feathers are gorgeous.

I despise marking quilts-and if this works for you I say go for it !

Susan Entwistle said...

Way to go on the feathers! Love them. How was Hampton?

Kay Lynne said...

Great job on the quilt. it looks beautiful!

Alycia said...

Look at you go!! I love the quilting on your quilt!! You are doing great!