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Midnight Quilting

by Tina Wemyss
(Auckland New Zealand)

Hot summer night and could not sleep!

Woke up at 3am and thought instead of tossing and turning, why don't I get out of bed and do some free motion quilt marking!

Got my trusty Frixion pen out, cute purple color, and proceeded to mark out a star with outflowing sparks!

It looked so cute and was looking forward to sewing it in the morning, when all was up. I did not want to disturb anyone. The sewing room is right next to the bedroom.

The next morning I sewed like mad.

It was such a lovely pattern to follow and I even got the nerve to do some more without marking!

Being so happy with the first lot I thought I would start the second.

Then my eye fell on the table I was drawing on during the night and thought this is strange.

I just saw my Frixion pen in the container on the side of the machine and there is it again!

Would you believe it?

I felt sick!

Twelve stars in my quilt and all quilted with a ballpoint, the same color on the outside as my Frixion pen!

First I cried.

Then got mad.

Later on to the computer I did some research.

How do I remove ballpoint from fabric!

Wet it, spray with hairspray! Could you still get hairspray? Went out with bell bottoms, didn’t it?

But yes, I did find a spray can of hairspray.

I then went to work.

Three treatments (and a very stiff quilt later) it is all done and gone!


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Mar 05, 2016
Would Love To See It
by: Lynn

Do you have a picture of it?

Mar 04, 2016
by: Anonymous

Now the trick is to find how to wash it as it has a myriad of colours in the spider web wheel! One looks already a bit run so very worried on how to wash it!

Mar 03, 2016
Productivity and Luck
by: Rebecca

It's always nice to be productive when you can't sleep, but sometimes we just can't concentrate the same way.

Luckily, you found a solution!

Excellent share!

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