There has been a lot of discussion lately on the Yahoo Groups about
FriXion Erasable Gel Pens.
The ink disappears when you iron it but comes back if you put it in the freezer.
I am not one to put my finished quilts in the freezer but still I don't like any residue from the ink to be left in my quilt. Who knows what would happen over time.
So I decided to experiment for myself to see what happens.
It went completely away but I could still see a faint
shadow where the lines had been.
I put the piece in the freezer for a while and all the lines came back so there must be some chemicals left in the fabric.
I took the piece and washed it with Synthrapol and everything came out. Back to the freezer it went and the lines did not come back.
I believe I will use these pens to mark my applique blocks because I always wash them when I finish each block to remove any oils or dirt from my hands. They are less expensive and have more color choices then the pens I have been using.
Accuquilt - read more here.
I don't think I would use them to mark a quilt like this one for quilting because I tend not to wash my quilts when I finish machine quilting them. The chemicals would be left in the quilt and I don't want that.