White marking pencil is hard to remove
I have marked a quilt top with a white pencil and can't seem to get it off with a spray bottle of water and wash cloth.
If you've used a white chalk
pencil, then I really do think that the markings will eventually wear off. Or you could use a white soft cloth, slightly damp to wipe away the chalk marks.
If you've used Miracle Chalk with a Pounce Pad, those marks are removed with a hot iron. I have noticed that on some fabrics there is a bit of a 'residue'...that's not the best word for it and I couldn't get a photo to accurately show what I'm talking about...it's like there's a mark there...but there's no color left behind. It doesn't do it on all fabrics, so testing can prevent the problem. I probably notice it because I've worked so closely with the quilt.
If you've used Clover's White Marker, those marks are also 'disappeared' with a hot iron. I haven't noticed any 'ghost' marks left behind with this one. Click here to find more information on removing resistant chalk markings.
A final word of caution...
Two kinds of markings above are ironed to remove them. However, some chalks have wax in them and those you DO NOT
want to iron. The heat will most likely set those marks.
It is imperative that you know what kind of pencil you used. If you have the directions handy...check specifically if they recommend using heat. If they do not mention heat at all, then I would stay away from it and test the remedies supplied in the link above.
Good luck to you!
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