Monday, September 26, 2011

And the Winner is...

A big thank you to all who participated in our first giveaway over the last two weeks.  It is my pleasure to announce that Heather is the winner of the Moda Amelia Jelly Roll.  Congratulations Heather!   For those who entered but did not win...do not despair.  We will continue to have wonderful prizes available to win.  Keep an eye on our blog for your chance to win!   

Amelia
I hope everyone has a wonderful week!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Our First Give-a-Way!

I think it's time to have our first giveaway!  It's always fun to win things...at least I love it!  I wasn't sure what I was going to use as the prize but I finally decided on an Amelia Jelly Roll.  



This new collection by Me and My Sister for Moda is full of bright beautiful fabrics.  You can click here to see the whole Amelia collection. 

~Here's how to enter~

Leave us a comment and tell us what you will make with this wonderful 
Amelia Jelly Roll 
(one entry)

Become a follower of our blog or find us on facebook and friend us...make sure you leave us a comment so we know that you did
(one entry)

Blog about our giveaway...make sure you leave us a comment 
so we know that you did
(two entries)

The giveaway ends on Sunday, Septemebr 25th at 11:59 PM (CST).
The winner will be randomly selected and announced on 
Monday, September 26th. 

Good luck everyone! 

Friday, September 9, 2011

Frixion Pens by Pilot...my new best friend!

Who would have thought Pilot would make a pen with ink that disappears when you iron it?  I've heard and read a lot about the Pilot Frixion pens and decided I should try them.  I have to admit I was a bit skeptical.  I bought three different colors black, pink & purple and put them to the test.

First, I cut myself a piece of white fabric and wrote on it in each color.


Then I tried ironing over the ink...watch what happens.

The writing disappears faster than I wrote it!
WOW!  It disappeared right before my eyes.  There was no visible trace of the ink.  There is one catch...I've heard that if the fabric is exposed to temperatures below 14 degrees it reappears.  So, I stuck my sample in the freezer!

Look what happened...

Just ignore my dirty ironing board cover...too many mishaps with fusible makes for a dirty cover!

The writing did reappear after about 10 minutes in the freezer.  So back to the ironing board I went.

The ink goes away just as fast the second time I ironed it.
I wanted to run the fabric through the wash just to see what would happen.  I threw my little scrap in with a load of towels and washed it in cold water.  I wanted to see if the writing would reappear in the cold water.  It didn't. 

This is the wet fabric after it was washed.  No sign of the ink.
Next, I dried it and then stuck it back in the freezer.  Guess what happened.

That's right!  The ink is back.  However, it does look a little faded.

In conclusion, I do like these Pilot Frixion Pens.  I like the fact that I can mark a huge area and not worry about the ink disappearing before I'm ready.  Have you ever used a disappearing ink pen and by the time you were done marking half of your markings were gone?  I have.  It's extremely frustrating!  You don't have to worry about that with the Frixion pens.  The marks will stay there until you're ready to get rid of them.  I know some of you will be skeptical about the fact that the ink can reappear.  It is a little troublesome.  However, after a little thought I realized I probably wouldn't be freezing any of my quilts any time soon.  And if they do get cold enough for the ink to reappear a quick tumble in the dryer would solve that problem.  I would advise people to test the Frixion Pens out on a piece of scrap fabric.  This will help ease any fears you may have.

Bonus  ***They are rather inexpensive at $2.65 per pen.  

Feel free to email us at info@quiltinglodge@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Happy Quilting!
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