I have read several blogs talk about the Frixion pens, so you know me...
I had to go get some just to try out for you all!
They come in a pack of three, containing one each of red, blue and black.
I let Seth do the experimenting as I thought he would enjoy it.
First I had him write his name out... first, middle, and last each in a different color.
Then to really test it, I had him make a box of each color that was really shaded in using a lot of ink.
You know our habit is to do things late at night with bad lighting but it is on mustard color fabric with red, then blue, then black.
We have been reading that all one needs to do is use the iron and the marks will disappear.
Well, they did. Instantly. But, yet, did they really?
The fabric is still mustard but I used the flash to make that little square show up. See it? It's white.
On the entire piece, all the ink color was gone but all left white residue.
Now for the best part of the experiment. The box says that if it freezes...then the ink will show back up!
Now what if you used one of these markers to draw out your quilting lines,
and then you donated it to charity, and it ended up on some Eskimo in an igloo, and all your markings showed back up? It could happen!
So Seth and I just threw that fabric in the freezer for five minutes.
Look at that. The color started showing back up. Especially blue.
This just won't work at all. I can't have an Eskimo seeing my marking lines.
So we tried one final experiment. I threw it in the washing machine along with my other cold wash items.
Would you look at that? That fabric even turned mustard again!
And every bit of the residue was gone. We even froze it again to see. Gone!
(Bad photographer with the shadows.)
Final opinion---I am using these from now on! They wrote so smoothly on the fabric, and they were THIN lined. That is a biggy with me. And as long as I wash, there will be no marks whether the middle of the Sahara or the tip of the North Pole. Good stuff!
Linda (click to visit) is such a dear. She knew I had a bit of a tough day yesterday so she did a bunch of sewing on her Mabry Mill just to bring a smile to my face. She even past up what I had already posted!
Here is her now progress with both rows now sewn together, and she has her ice pop type blocks done plus one!
Here are mine:
Now, just to put this all in perspective for you all--
the above block finishes about 1 1/2" by 2 1/2"
and has 13 pieces in that teeny tiny space!
That is what makes FPP so much fun!