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How not to Quilt # 1

IMG_0609The pen on the top is a Frixion.

The other pen is a regular ballpoint  I enjoy writing with because the ink is the same luscious turquoise as the pen barrel, and the same colour as the Frixion ink.

Marks on fabric or paper made by the Frixion can be erased with heat, either by pressing or using the eraser on the end of the pen (which apparently works because of the heat it generates when you rub it on paper).

As you can see, I was making binding and thought I was using the Frixion pen to draw the stitching lines.

Mistakes: Opportunities:

  1. Sewing  the wrong side to the right side instead of right sides together
  2. Not having locked my beloved turquoise ballpoint away before starting to sew

Oh well, at least it’s binding so I can make sure the ballpoint goes on the inside.   I have pinned a scrap of bright fabric by the line so I can be certain of doing that.

By the way, although Frixion pens are handy things to have around, the lines can reappear if the fabric is exposed to freezing temperatures, although they fade once the fabric is at normal temperature.