just to follow up on yesterday’s post where we discussed Pilot Frixion erasable pens. Jenny from Chester in UK mentioned that although heat removed the lines if it was put into the deep freeze the lines re-appeared! I followed up on this and did some research – it seems that the quilting community use these pens a lot and that yes this is the case, that if it is put into the freezer it will appear. I tried out my outline and sure enough there it was.
However if you iron it again it disappears. Apparently if you put it in the fridge it does not re-appear only the deep freeze so obviously it is only extreme cold temperatures that it reacts to. Of course the decision is yours, if you live in a very cold climate like Alaska perhaps it is not a good idea! But I still plan to use them as really like the way the gel ink glides onto the fabric and provides a nice thin outline. Of course if you purchase any of my kits with pre-printed outlines these are professionaly screen printed and will not wash out or react to heat or cold, so no worries there, but if you draw your own outline using a frixion pen it is best to be aware that extreme cold temperature will make your lines re-appear once you have erased them.