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Has anyone tried these?
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Date: 4/17/12 9:34 AM

At a recent sewing club meeting, the presenter kept mentioning "friction" pens. I did a search when I got home and found this information. The program addressed a home dec project, but I do more garment sewing right now. With all the pressing done in garment construction, I'm wondering if the heat erase feature would make these pens unsuitable.

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Date: 4/17/12 9:40 AM

I just ordered some, I am so curious to see if they work out! They are not cheap (for pens), about $14.

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Date: 4/17/12 11:50 AM

I bought one and found it was difficult to make the pen mark a knit fabric.

Haven't tried it on anything else.

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Date: 4/17/12 1:46 PM

I bought a package of 2 at CVS for much less than that (maybe $5-7?), but they only had them in black.

Between the marking pens that wash out, but are made permanent by the iron, and the Frixion pens that iron out, the Frixion are a safer bet, I guess. I've found I first need to get the ink flowing on a smooth surface (e.g. paper) before I can easily make any marks on fabric. As I only have the black, I don't know how the colors work on a dark fabric.

I have read (but have not tried) that if you accidentally iron out your markings, you can bring them back by putting your project in the freezer. Anyone confirm this?

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Date: 4/17/12 5:06 PM

I should have looked at CVS! It didn't even occur to me that I might be able to find these pens locally. I thought they were a super specialized product. I got a pack of different colors, so I will have choices.

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Date: 4/17/12 6:19 PM

I think they sell these at office supply stores too.

Hmm.. I've often wondered if you could reverse the process if you put the clothes in the freezer. If it's true, then I guess if you're making something to wear while it's snowing outside you should be careful where/what you mark!

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Date: 4/17/12 6:25 PM

nicegirl, have you tried any of the lighter colors on dark fabric yet? That's what I would really like them for.

Could be that the colors are the super specialized product. I was in a Staples last weekend, and they only had black, also.

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Date: 4/17/12 6:41 PM

I've got a set and love them, but you've got to be careful or you'll lose all your markings when you press. I have the set of six but no light colours (if I could find a white and yellow I'd be thrilled). I have found them invaluable for marking especially buttonholes. The marks instantly disappear with heat.

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Date: 4/17/12 8:02 PM

Are the ones from CVS made for quilting and have the heat erase? Apparently there are two types: one for regular use (crosswords, sudoku, etc.) and one for sewing. The price I found online is around $3.50 per pen, which I feel is reasonable, if they work correctly. I've paid that and more for other types of fabric marking notions.

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Date: 4/17/12 8:05 PM

Ooohhh, just found this . So cool!video
-- Edited on 4/17/12 10:07 PM --

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