Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Is it so wrong?

....that I use washable fine tip Crayola markers to draw all over my quilts???

I have used every fabric marker there is.

Some dry out too quickly.
Some don't create a prominent enough mark. 

However, a new marker has hit the stores...

It disappears beautifully underneath a hot iron.
It's pretty rad.  And I do use it sometimes.
It's a solid 2nd place.

But yet, Crayola remains my favorite!
It marks smoothe bold lines for my less than stellar eyeballs.
And it washes out just perfectly!

*Please note, you must put your quilts through the washing machine. 
A simple wet cloth scrubbing won't cut it.*

Unless Crayola, themselves, create a fabric marker 
I'll be using this rainbow of beauties until the day I die.


  1. really?? what is the longest you have let the color sit on your quilt? very curious!

  2. I use them all the time too! I always have a moment of worry before I wash the quilt, but they always wash out just fine. And with a 5 year old in the house, I always have some on hand! :-)

  3. Hi Jenny,
    I have let them sit for weeks at a time before. And I've even used a black one when I couldn't find any other's around the house. They wash out beautifully!

    Hi Evelyn,
    I always steal my markers from my kids too ;-)

  4. I never thought of using them until I read your pattern and you recommended them! Now I have a nice new set just for me :-)

  5. Wow! I have to say I'm surprised! I have tried several different marking tools too and haven't found a marker that I'm satisfied with. I use the Hera marking tool, but sometimes that can be hard to see. I will have to try this! Thanks for the suggestion!

  6. promise they come out? double promise? TRIPLE promise? have you used black?

    if you triple-quadruple promise, i will raid my 5-year old's marker stash for my next quilt top! what a great tip! (and it will save some money and make marking up a quilt top much for fun with such great color options!)

  7. Side Stitches,
    I think the Hera marker is totally brilliant but I really like using something that doesn't cause me to strain my eyes. Some people just have awesome vision. I'm not one of them ;-)

    Justice Blog,
    I triple quadruple promise you! I have actually used black when I couldn't find anything else. You can see in my picture that I used dark green. There is not a single trace whatsoever once it's washed no matter what color you use! Not one bit. I probably shouldn't admit this, if my 3 year old gets bored while I'm marking I just hand him a marker and he draws pretty pictures too. But I never stress because it all comes right out. Do a test piece if you're worried at all.

  8. That's incredible! Who would have thought. I might just have to get some!!! And hey, if it works - why not!!!

  9. wow! seriously!!!??? i am nervous, but will try it.

  10. So I just bought my first box this morning and am debating whether or not to try them out on the quilt that I'm working on. I'm super nervous that they won't wash out! I usually wash my quilts in cold water after I finish them, but the Crayola box says to use hot water to wash out the markers. What temperature do you usually use to wash them out?

  11. Side Stitches,

    I use warm for colors or cold for darks and it always comes out either way. You know what you should do, use some scraps to make a little 12" square quilt sandwich. Draw all over it with something crazy, like black! Wash it, dry it and see for yourself. I've been using Crayola's for the last 5 years. And I can't even count how many quilts that is. I've never even had a subtle trace leftover. Take the plunge, girl :-) You won't regret it.

  12. Phew! Okay, that's reassuring! I'll try it and let you know how it goes :)

  13. This is amazing. I am totally going to try it!

  14. So I totally used the crayola markers on a table runner a couple of days ago!

  15. This is the best product post I have seen in a long time. I will have to go buy some markers.