After 2 1/2 more hours I decided to eat supper and then sew. I went to pick up the quilt and the marks had all disappeared. I was so frustrated. My husband just looked at me like what happened. I didn't pay enough attention to the directions on the packages of these pens. I saw removable with water and it didn't say air erase. I called my Mom and she said is there something wrong with the product. I don't think so I was so anxious to get this done I didn't understand the labeling. I got out a chalk pencil marker and remarked the border on one side. I know this marking tool does rub off so I decided to do one at a time. As I was marking I got of with the ruler and had to go back and correct the markings I made. I went in and stitched the markings and cut the batting and backing off the one side. My husband teased me and said are you staying up to finish and I said no. So today I need to get more marked and stitched. So close to the finish and then all this trouble. Lesson learned read all the packaging before purchase and use. Chris
Friday, September 10, 2010
My Marks disappeared
Everything I did yesterday went wrong. My tomatoes got moldy before they dried. My dehydrator isn't powerful enough to handle what I was trying to do. Don't know unless you try. I tried sewing on this quilt along the border edge and had to rip it out. So I hand basted the border because doing it by hand machine it stretch. After 3 hours of hand basting I decided I would use marking pens to make my marks for the grid sewing. I set up a table in the living room and stuck with the project until all was marked. Mind you I drove 90 miles to get the white marking pens to do this quilt with the day before. I was so excited to think I was going to get this quilt done soon.