Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Interesting Information

Whenever a new product is introduced to the quilting world, I sometimes wonder if it is the panacea that so many people claim it to be.  Case in point - Frixion Pens.

Frixion pen
If you think you might want to try using these pens on your quilting fabric, I would suggest that you first read this blog post by Jenny Lyon.  She did her own research and gave a very good write up (including info from the manufacturer) concerning using the Frixion Pens to mark fabric for quilting. 

After all, we do want to have Happy Quilting!


Allie said...

I LOVE Frixion pens, I use them all the time for my stitcheries. I'm not too steady with the permanent markers, and want something erasable. I don't think I'd use them for quilting. But for white fabric, or for stitcheries, I really love them!

~Niki~ said...

what is it for? just signing your labels for permanency?

margaret said...

popped over and read all about the pens, i have bought one but not used it as the cold can make the lines come back and my house is very cold in winter!It certainly was informative and so many comments added by those who had tried the pens, yes I will avoid them

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I've never used the Frixion pens, and now reading that the manufacturer has said that they're not made for using on fabric, I think I'll continue to avoid using them. ;-)

Jeanna said...

I have used Frixion pens on several quilt and embroidery projects. I love it because the markings do not disappear until I am ready for them to. Personally, I have never had any marks stay or return after the item has cooled.

However, I did watch a demo in our LQS where the pen left a ghost mark on a t-shirt.

Suppose you should follow the directions and mark on a test piece of fabric before you use it on your project.

Lady Linda said...

Good to know!