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    Default FRIXION PENS GHOST LINES

    Hi there,

    I am aware that frixion pens were never meant for fabric but a lot of quilters use them. I have used them with great success until today. My question is, has anyone come up with a miracle cure for those ghost lines left behind sometimes? Thanks so much.

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    Default Re: FRIXION PENS GHOST LINES

    I googled it. Apparently the answer is an ink remover, or alternatively hair spray and then washing in Dawn. Here is the whole thread discussion for you

    https://quiltskipper.com/2015/08/fri...-need-to-know/

    It seems to be worse on batiks.
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    Default Re: FRIXION PENS GHOST LINES

    I've started using Crayola washable fine line markers instead.

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    Default Re: FRIXION PENS GHOST LINES

    Ive heard they are good
    Going to go shopping on the weekend for them

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    Default Re: FRIXION PENS GHOST LINES

    I have learned to test on a scrap before using Frixion pen. Lesson learned the hard way.


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    Default Re: FRIXION PENS GHOST LINES

    Sorry this happened to you. I don't care for frixion pens because I hear of this same problem from other quilters who use them. I use the Crayola Washable Markers. But... you have to get the ones that say "Ultra Clean" Washable Markers for the best results. I have never yet had an issue with them. They always disappear permanently from my fabrics. Hope you find a solution.
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    Default Re: FRIXION PENS GHOST LINES

    If I have ghost lines, they have always disappeared when I washed the fabric. The Crayola markers have to be washed to come out also. I entered a hand quilted quilt that I had used Crayola markers on, in a quilt show, and was marked down for it being washed. Just my opinion.

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    Default Re: FRIXION PENS GHOST LINES

    When the manufacturer doesn't recommend you use them on fabric, maybe people should listen. Sorry you had to learn this the hard way FossilFern. I too learned the hard way when I ended up with white lines that did not come out with many efforts at removal, including soaking in Dawn and washing with a soft toothbrush. That was on a navy blue solid. I now use these pens only when I am marking a line such as to make HSTs from squares and you need a sew line. And I'm getting away from that by placing a strip of blue painters' tape on my machine bed to mark where the needle is and then I stay lined up when piecing or chain piecing. Not only do these marks not come off, the ink itself is not acid free. So then the piece will rot quickly. No thanks. I stick with old fashioned chalk pencils for marking quilt tops.

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    Default Re: FRIXION PENS GHOST LINES

    I am surprised to hear all the trouble that you are having. I hand dye much of my fabric and there have been times when I pressed to get rid of a marking it left a ghost mark/ white line but when washed there was nothing left.
    Sue

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    Default Re: FRIXION PENS GHOST LINES

    I am surprised at all the issues with frixion pens. I have used them for a few years now and have never had an issue. I love them and will continue to use them. Only thing I can think of is you are pressing way to hard if you get lines in your fabric and truthfully and writing implement would leave ghost marks in that case.
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