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kho
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signature blocks

Post by kho » Wed Feb 26, 2014 1:35 pm

I have tried using pigma pens and they get a tuff on the end of them. I think I have the wrong size of pens. I have also tried freezer paper on the back and wasn't happy with that. markers, including laundry ones bleed a bit. Help.

I need something that works great and quick to get these things going. Any and all suggestions are welcome.


auntjana
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Re: signature blocks

Post by auntjana » Wed Feb 26, 2014 3:20 pm

There are some scrapbooking pens for journaling that I have used. Ask a good scrapbook store -make sure it is permanent. You also need to set it with dry heat from your iron.

I always use the freezer paper -just a strip the size where the name goes. It does a great job of stabilizing the fabric. I also use a iron on Sulky Stabilizer for my machine embroidery -it is temporary and that may work as well.
Jana

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Marilynsgrammy
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Re: signature blocks

Post by Marilynsgrammy » Wed Feb 26, 2014 3:43 pm

Jana's suggestion of freezer paper is a great one... I will never write on fabric with out it.

you can find freezer paper near the plastic wrap and foil in the grocery store...

after signing your block set it with a hot iron...

hope this works Sandy.

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grammiequilts
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Re: signature blocks

Post by grammiequilts » Wed Feb 26, 2014 4:48 pm

Use pigma pens and feezer paper. write slowly, and set with an iron///has always worked for me.

TeresaK
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Re: signature blocks

Post by TeresaK » Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:23 pm

Yes I agree with everyone's posting. I didn't use the fine tip
Pigma pen. I used the medium point. Worked so much better but you
Still have to go slow.

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purrfect-lady
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Re: signature blocks

Post by purrfect-lady » Thu Feb 27, 2014 2:30 am

I agree with all. You could always embroider your signature, too, but that's not so quick.

About freezer paper - in my grocery store it's not with the waxed paper and plastic wrap but near the preserving supplies, like sugar, jam jars, etc. Or, if you don't want to buy a whole box of it, ask the butcher for just a single piece. They use it to wrap meat at the special meat counter.

kho
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Re: signature blocks

Post by kho » Thu Feb 27, 2014 2:29 pm

Thank you. I have a huge roll of freezer paper now. Will look into the medium pens and the scrapbooking pens. I appreciate all of the help.

scrapquilter48
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Re: signature blocks

Post by scrapquilter48 » Thu Dec 25, 2014 12:33 am

Yes I had same prob when new at pen, try less pressure, the angle you hold will make a slight difference. I know sounds crazy but worked better for me..

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Re: signature blocks

Post by scrapquilter48 » Mon Sep 14, 2015 1:35 am

Freezer paper can use your meat wrapper from butcher shop to test run.. Butcher shop might even give you small piece to try.. if ask..
What I did before buying, I was given 3yards of the paper lasted awhile.

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