Someone (SallyC? or grammiequilts?) told me when we were in IN for Eleanor's induction into the Quilters Hall of Fame last month NOT to use the FriXion pen on batiks, as when you iron it, the pen mark does go away, but it leaves a white line on the fabric. I tried it in an inconspicuous place on a batik I was getting ready to quilt, and sure enough, it did leave a little white line when ironed. I really think that if I had quilted on that line, it would not show, but I am just passing on this information. I have used the FriXion pen on other fabrics and it disappears like magic when you iron it.
I have also used the Marvy Erasable Fabric Marker, which is advertised to "disappear automatically in 2-14 days", but my experience is that it disappears MUCH faster than that. I marked a quilt before lunch one day and when I went back to it an hour later, the marks were all gone! Just warning you!
I'd love to hear what everyone recommends!
Oh, forgot to say to Glenda: You can probably find FriXion pens at your quilt shop, but they are available at office supply stores like Staples or Office Max. They come in MANY colors. QIAD has had them, but when I did a search here just now, they did not come up. We had them in black and blue, both singly and in 2 packs in Paducah in April.
Edited to say that when I typed in Frixion pen, nothing came up, but after I posted this, I just typed in pen and LOTS of things came up, including the Frixion pen in 2 packs, both blue and black. Here's the site for the black: http://www.quiltinaday.com/shoponline/notions_display.asp?i=38573
Sorry, I don't know how to do that clickable link thing!
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