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PostSubject: Permanant Markers by Litup100   Thu Sep 11, 2008 7:17 am

Title: Permanent markers
Post by: Litup100 on December 14, 2007, 06:49:57 PM
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I have been working on an applique quilt for my daughter's new baby, my first grandchild. The quilt is based upon the book "The Princess and the Pea". The princess's face is really tiny and I would like to use the Micron Fine Line Permanent Marker to draw in the face rather than embroidery. It is really tine, about the size of 1/2 a thumb nail.

Has anyone used this is there a problem with running, smearing? How does it handle washing?

I posted this question yesterday and was hoping to get a response because I'm just to the point where I need to finish up the face of the princess, the mouse in the room, and the kitten in the room. When I logged on tonight to check to see if anyone responded, my post was gone. Darn!

I've spent a considerable amount of time on it, so don't want to rely upon guesses.

Thank you all for the help.


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Title: Re: Permanent markers
Post by: finisher on December 15, 2007, 07:17:32 AM
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I have used the fine line permanent marker and it held up to washing just fine. It didn't bleed as I marked on the fabric..but my best suggestion would be to take a piece of the fabric you used and do a test drawing. I know it's scary to use the marker once the applique has been done. One little slip..well..you know. :santa_wink:
I decided to add the names of the chickens to the blocks on the Country Journal I'm working on after the applique had been done. I did a little test with the fabric..then held my breath and started writing. It was scary.I was tracing the lettering..so I felt a little more secure than if I were free hand drawing in the letters. Maybe if you draw the face first..then trace it through a lightbox or window it would help to make sure you are happy with the results of your drawing? It sounds like a wonderful quilt! Good luck..and be sure to post a photo if you can. :santa_smiley:


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Title: Re: Permanent markers
Post by: Litup100 on December 15, 2007, 12:43:06 PM
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Ann, I'm so glad you responded. I've been nervous about using them. The light table is a great idea. I even have one and didn't even think about it. I was going to wing it and am sure I'd be petrified. I'm going to JoAnn's now to be a sest. I have a black one, but think I'd like to use brown on the face to give it a softer look.

Thank you.


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Title: Re: Permanent markers
Post by: CC on December 15, 2007, 05:35:53 PM
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go for it hon. you could always test it on a scrap of fabric. i heat set too. then wash and see if it holds up. i use the .05 for siggys and they do well. good luck. :santa_smiley:


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Title: Re: Permanent markers
Post by: quiltermarynel on December 15, 2007, 10:23:54 PM
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Test samples are always a good idea with any new technique.


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Title: Re: Permanent markers
Post by: finisher on December 16, 2007, 07:30:33 AM
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Joann's carries a line of markers that are permanent after drying 24 hours. That's what I used on the quilt I'm doing now. They are acid free and OK for fabric or scrap booking. I think the brown would be a softer look for the face and a good idea. It sounds like you are on the right tack here.. :santa_wink: Tracing is a "safer" way to go IMO. It might still be scary when you go to trace though? :santa_undecided: Good luck..I know you'll do a good job!


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Title: Re: Permanent markers
Post by: Merry Bee on December 23, 2007, 10:33:38 AM
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I used permanant pens with small and large points, and some fabric felt markers for my Winnie the Pooh quilt for my first grandchild. He is six now, and it has not faded, even though it has been laundered. I loved the soft markers to put color on some of the faces, and to do shading. It surely beats trying to embroider a face!


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Title: Re: Permanent markers
Post by: Litup100 on December 24, 2007, 04:24:30 AM
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It worked! I did heat set it. It faded some, but it actually looked better a little faded.
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