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« on: June 23, 2013 10:41:35 AM »

I used a wipe off marker to create the design on the center block of a quilt that I am working on. I embroidered over the marker (it took almost two weeks to complete) I have gone through several times with water and q-tips and have "removed" the marker ink.

my issue is that once the fabric dries I am getting halos of ink around where the "wet" area. I seems that I am just moving the ink around the fabric.

any idea what else I could do?
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« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2013 08:36:10 PM »

Can you just soak the whole thing in water or wash it? Or is there potential of the embroidery thread running?

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« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2014 04:07:52 PM »

I am not familiar with this particular marker but I would recommend soaking the project very thoroughly then repeating the process with clean water several times.  It may be over kill but just after the water erasable markers first came out I went to a big quilt show and in the international section was a wonderful quilt with horrid brown marks all over it.  I asked one of the organizers what on earth had happened.  She explained that the quilter had used a water erasable pen to mark her quilting then spritzed them out with a spray bottle.  (as per the product directions)   However when the quilt was hung under the show's halogen lights the heat had brought the marks out to the surface.  Worse yet the brown marks were permanent!  I don't know who I felt sorriest for the quilter who had  hundreds of hours of work ruined or the show organizer who would be returning a ruined quilt to its owner.   
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