How to Remove Stubborn Blue Soluble Marker Lines

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Give It A Try On Other Marker Lines As Well!

Have you ever washed a new quilt only to discover that not all the blue markings washed out? Soluble blue marker lines usually disappear on contact with water – until they don’t. Then what to do?

If this happens to your quilt, consider the solution Susan from QuiltFabrication found – Dawn dish washing detergent. She details her process for removing lines in her article, which also explains what she tried that didn’t work.

How to Remove Stubborn Blue Soluble Marker Lines

Before using Dawn.

How to Remove Stubborn Blue Soluble Marker Lines

After using a 50% solution of Dawn and water.

Susan used Dawn two ways, as a spot cleaner and for soaking the entire quilt. For spots she used a solution of 50% Dawn and 50% water. Since she didn’t get all the spots she went on to soak the quilt in a bathtub with 3-4 inches of water and 1/4 cup of Dawn. Both solutions worked.

We can’t help but wonder if Dawn would also work to remove other types of stubborn markings. It’s worth a try!

Click here to read the “Removing Blue Water Soluble Marker” article.

You’ll find additional insights in the comments section at the end of Susan’s article.


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