Marker Testing

I picked these kid’s washable markers up recently. I wanted to see if they would work for marking quilting.

I grabbed a piece of white fabric and made long lines. I kept the marks in the same order that the markers are in the box.

I ironed the bottom half and noted that with a permanent marker. Then I threw this piece in the washer with a load of laundry.

I’ve used the marker shown below with good results, but I haven’t found any lately in the places I shop.

So, want to see my test results? Here is my sample after washing and drying.

Even the area that was heat set came out clean! As always, your mileage may vary.

Have a great day!


About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing adult kids, and a former librarian. I love making everything from traditional quilts to art quilts. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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9 Responses to Marker Testing

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  2. I have these and have never used the, Now I will. THanks!

  3. quiltipatti says:

    great info. thanks for sharing. patti in florida

  4. Jean says:

    Humm, I will have to look for these. Did you perhaps test different lengths of time before washing? That could make a difference.

  5. What a great idea to do this test. I have loved marking quilts with washable markers and have never had a problem although with high efficiency washers, I do wash the quilts twice to remove all the marker, depending on the density of the marked design!

  6. Diane says:

    I have used the Frixion Erasable pens. Made by Pilot. Not only do the disappear in the wash but if you mess up you can use the heat from ahair dryer to erase!

  7. katyquilts says:

    I’ve used those too! I should test again, leaving the marks in for several weeks. Take care!


  8. rl2b2017 says:

    WOWEE, Katy! What a brilliant idea to test that out. Huh. I would have expected the ironed lines to remain. Good to know! {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

  9. Amy S says:

    I’ve been using Leonis blue wash away pens that I purchased on Amazon. They are great for marking quilts. They have gone up in price dramatically! I will have to try the Playskool markers…. looks like great results on all the colors even with ironing! Thanks for sharing this.

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