Water color pencils quilting

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on 4 Mar 2013 9:28 AM

I had seen an episode on quilting arts about using water colored pencils to draw and paint your quilt and then embroider outlines.  I liked that idea and decided I would try it but I have questions.  1) is there special watercolor pencils for fabric (if so I can't find them)? and 2) is there something to put on it to help it set so it won't wash away when washing quilt?  I would hate to do all that work and have it washed away.  

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kara

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ckquilter wrote
on 31 Mar 2013 4:09 AM

hi kara

there is a book describing the method in detail.    i am going on memory here - so the book would be better - but the pencils are not specifically for fabric - just water color pencils.                           and you are not gonna want to do this for a baby quilt or any quilt meant to be washed regularly (or at all).           i think the book had a procedure for making the color more durable - but check the book.                 ckquilter

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