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    Bohin chalk cartridge pencil

    Hi all
    I recently bought the Bohin chalk cartridge pencil at a quilt show (on the advice of a complete stranger who was looking at the same display at the time & said she uses them & loves them).
    https://www.amazon.com/Bohin-91493-C.../dp/B004KYYYXG

    The set comes with mostly white cartridges and also various colours. I did my test pieces using fabric from the quilt I'm working on. It's mostly darker shades but also some light.

    Here comes my scientific method :
    - all fabric was unwashed.
    - I drew a line in permanent marker dividing each piece in half & marked one half as "Ironed".
    - I marked each half with strong / dark marks of each colour & ironed the half marked as "Ironed".
    - I then left them all sitting around for a few days in the sun.
    - Washed after a few days in the normal wash.

    Results :
    - The white marks washed off okay but the other colours left stains on the fabric.
    - There was no difference between the ironed half & the non-ironed half.
    - some of the colours, like the yellow, showed even on the darker fabric.

    So I'm very carefully using only the white on my quilt top as that seemed to be the only colour that washed out completely & I'm making sure not to make the lines too dark.

    Does anyone have any experience with these?

    #2
    Re: Bohin chalk cartridge pencil

    I have them and use them.......only white on dark fabric.

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      #3
      Re: Bohin chalk cartridge pencil

      Does anyone have a good method to remove the yellow chalk off a quilt that can't be washed?

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        #4
        Re: Bohin chalk cartridge pencil

        Thank you for sharing your results.


        Jeannette

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          #5
          Re: Bohin chalk cartridge pencil

          I only use the white. If the fabric is too light for white chalk to show, I use blue wash away fine line marker. Jamie Wallen has a good YouTube video on marking tools. He has a product he uses to remove markings on client quilts - I can't remember the name of the product but it is in the video. He swears by it! Hope that helps.

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            #6
            Re: Bohin chalk cartridge pencil

            I understand you're supposed to erase the lines you have drawn.

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              #7
              Re: Bohin chalk cartridge pencil

              I don't like this pencil. I use it when I sew garments. Still stained after several washes
              Carmen:icon_wave:

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                #8
                Re: Bohin chalk cartridge pencil

                Crayola Ultra Clean fine line markers. They wash out, or can be removed with a spray mist.

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                  #9
                  Re: Bohin chalk cartridge pencil

                  I'm a bit curious as to your testing criteria. Please, I'm not being critical at all, just trying to understand why you tested it this way.
                  1. Why did you do "strong/dark marks"? If you're marking on a quilt, aren't you going to mark as lightly as possible, no matter what marking utensil you're using?
                  2. Why did you iron it? Do you normally iron your markings? If I'm using chalk, I make the mark as lightly as possible, sew it, then immediately remove it. An iron doesn't come near my fabric until the chalk or marker is removed.
                  3. Why did you leave it sitting in the sun for a few days?
                  I'm just trying to figure out why you went to such extremes (especially the strong, dark marks) to test it. Are you planning to leave your project marked for several weeks?
                  Tenacity: The quality or fact of being very determined; determination.

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                    #10
                    Re: Bohin chalk cartridge pencil

                    I once put one back and left it marked for 14 years, forgot about it. Used the blue quilters pen on white. It washed out fine, even though it had turned brown in all that time. That's the safest one to use.

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                      #11
                      Re: Bohin chalk cartridge pencil

                      I'm also curious about your testing.

                      I will say I have the exact same set of chalk markers that you linked to. However, the packaging on mine specifically says NOT to iron before washing.

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                        #12
                        Re: Bohin chalk cartridge pencil

                        You may be getting mixed up with Frixion pens which are "supposed" to iron out and never reappear. I know there are debates about that discussion.

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