Fixing Accidental White Markings on Quilts

Has something like this ever happened to you?? If so, would you share your solution/fix?????

Carla Barrett

Fixing heat set marking pen marks Fixing heat set marking pen marks

This post falls into the “oops” category, which is a new class I will be teaching at the AU Machine Quilting Festival in October, 2014.  The oops was a white marking pen, which had been accidentally heat set by a newer quilter.  First, I tried water and other products to remove the marks, however, nothing was working, so I knew then the marks had been heat set.

The fix was actually pretty simple to do.  I pulled out my Inktense pigment pencil set in 3 colors since I was coloring on batik cotton fabric.  I colored right on the fabric, and then blended using fabric medium.  Worked like a charm!  Here is the after photo for comparison:

markingoopsfixWhat looked like a fatal flaw to this quilt became a creative opportunity to fix it.  What would I have done if the marking had been in…

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About treadlemusic

A quilter who rides motorcycle, living on a small hobby farm in southeastern Minnesota. Grandmother and Great Grandmother.
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10 Responses to Fixing Accidental White Markings on Quilts

  1. Oh no, sorry to hear about it.

    Yes, it does happen with black frixon pen on dark fabrics. The trick is to use steam while ironing and it will go away. Let me know if you had luck. Hugs,Malini

  2. Oh wow! so how did you fix it? Your quilting is just amazing :).

  3. Laura says:

    Thanks for making my world broader! Another awesome blog to follow, just like yours!

    • treadlemusic says:

      Hers is awesome and I’ve learned so much from her. Words cannot express to you how touched I am by your sweet comment. I do know that all that I’ve learned from others has come through my wonderful friends in blogland. The “in person” resources here are, for the most part, non-existent. Spending time on the ‘net can be a “black hole” for time or an incredible learning tool. I struggle to keep it in the “learning tool” category w/ all the blessings of friendships made through interactions such as this. Hugs………………Doreen

  4. Pretty sure you don’t want to hear what I would do… LOL Smiles…………..

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