(Closed) Fabric Pens looking for ideas or opinions for a wedding project

posted 7 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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8354 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

It will depend on the type of fabric that you use as to what type of pen will work best. Try using a gel pen. I don’t suggest a sharpie because the ink will probably bleed, but you could do a test on they type of fabric you are trying to use to make sure.

Post # 5
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9057 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

There are fabric pens that dry fairly quickly, but I think it’s important to think about what your ultimate goal is for the squares.  Are you just going to hang them for the evening, and then keep them in a box or throw them away?  If you’re planning on something more lasting that gets some wear and tear, like a quilt, you’ll want actual fabric pens/paint.

I found some at Wal-mart that came in pens.  I used them for a friend’s stagette a couple years ago to make T-shirts on the fly.  We painted them up, let them dry for maybe 20 minutes, then put them on, no problem, and it’ lived through 2 years of washing because I use it for jammie now.

Post # 7
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9057 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

Just found one of the leftovers – they’re elmer’s painters. 

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