Preserving Permanent Marker on Quilt Block

I used an acid free, waterproof, permanent marker to write in a quilt block. But when I went to spray starch it, the ink ran. It's already sewn into the quilt top. How do I keep it from running when it's washed? Please help.


By Mary Kay from Bakersfield, CA

June 7, 20100 found this helpful

The spray starch must have had alchohol or another solvent in it; washing in water based products should not harm it. You can test-wash a sample to be sure.

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June 8, 20100 found this helpful

I tested it with plain water, did the same thing. I'm wondering if it's the sizing in the fabric. It's not prewashed. Since the ink was waterproof and premanent, I didn't think it would run.

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