I would think everybody would know the secret but it seems to be a close kept secret.
So here it is. I'll be illustrating with twin pillows. One is still a UFO and will serve as before and one is finished and will serve as after.
Doesn't that clean up nice!
So flash forward to now 2011, does this still work?
I tested blue,red, and green for you. I purchased them last fall from Staples.
As you can see you don't want to use blue....
What where did Green go? It washes out with cold water a little soap and agitation.
So I know you want the dirt. Which pens am I talking about.
Paper Mate Flair Pens! You only want the GREEN ones. You can get them in a pack with the other colors or you can order just the green ones in a case. Most office supply stores have them but I can't seem to find them at Walmart these days...
As with any method test it first yourself on your own fabric. I will not be held responsible for any errors. I didn't iron them prior to washing them out so I don't know about that.
Have fun marking your quilts. This was the quilt I made when I was 15. And yes it was covered in green ink while quilted.