Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Fabric Marking Pens

Over the last year I have been happily using the Pilot Frixion pens to mark my light fabric quilts until I read an article by Jenny K Lyon on her blog http://quiltskipper.com/2015/08/frixion-pens-all-you-need-to-know/ .  Its worth a read so I encourage you to read her article.  Basically even though the markings iron out, they do not wash out.  So my quilt markings can reappear any time when the surrounding  temperature is close to zero.  Frixion pens are made for paper only. :(

Tonight I have tested a new Product introduced into New Zealand.  The Sew Write pen.  Especially made for marking fabrics.  The pen markings iron out as well as rub out.

The pens come in three colours.  Black, Blue and Red.

I proceeded to mark my batting and blocks with the blue.

I'm not sure if I have been sold a "lemon" but the blue pen stopped marking after a few blocks.  I also noticed that I just couldn't draw one line, I had to redraw it so it could be seen.  Note the markings in the bottom block (left)

I proceeded to work with the red and that appears to be working ok at this point.

Lines disappeared quickly with the iron. 

My Verdict.

 I will buy another blue and continue using these over the next couple of months. 

They are very reasonably priced.

I will keep you up to date on these pens.


  1. Interesting...........marking pens always come with 'side affects'.............interested to know what these pieces wash like?

  2. Karen@Karenevaughn.com30 November 2016 at 14:57

    Hi,just found your blog.wow love it.I'm trying to figure out how to find your blog again.any help is appreciated.

  3. Hi. I found your blog through my quilt inspiration newsletter email. Someone took your hexagon class.
    I really love your QAYG post below as well. Who makes the Sew Write pen? I live in the US.


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