This post falls into the “oops” category, which is a new class I will be teaching at the AU Machine Quilting Festival in October, 2014. The oops was a white marking pen, which had been accidentally heat set by a newer quilter. First, I tried water and other products to remove the marks, however, nothing was working, so I knew then the marks had been heat set.
The fix was actually pretty simple to do. I pulled out my Inktense pigment pencil set in 3 colors since I was coloring on batik cotton fabric. I colored right on the fabric, and then blended using fabric medium. Worked like a charm! Here is the after photo for comparison:
What looked like a fatal flaw to this quilt became a creative opportunity to fix it. What would I have done if the marking had been in blue or black pen? I would have probably made them all equal, then softened the look by judicial use of ribbon, fiber or crystals to make it look intentional. Having white permanent lines just made the process easier. Of course, another option is to send back to be redone, too.
One more close-up photo.