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Water-Soluble Marking Pen Nearly Ruins A Quilt

Blue pen on quilt
Have you ever used a water-soluble blue ink pen made for marking your quilts? Did you forget to remove the marks properly? Here is a way to save your quilt from ruin. I use the EZ Quilting water-erasable pens to mark all my quilts. Once I used them on a white antique quilt top, in 1/2" grid lines. When I was finished quilting, I put the quilt in the wash with Clorox 2, a non-chlorine bleach. I was horrified to see that all the blue lines turned brown in the wash. I tried many different solutions to remove the brown marks,
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