How To Use Crayons With Quilting


I never thought I would ever have a need for sandpaper in my quilting room, guess I was wrong.

Carol colors her design onto the sandpaper, then irons it onto her fabric leaving a mirror image on the fabric. I know this is hard to believe so watch the tutorial see it in action.

Getting crayons on quilts is a really easy process that is tons of fun.

Beware that if you use words for this technique you will have to write them in mirror image (backward) so they can be read after ironing them to the fabric.

Using a stencil for words could make it easier to write in reverse. Experiment with different grits of sandpaper to get different effects.

A course grit will be grainy whereas a finer grit sandpaper will become a more solid filled in color. I used all different types until I found the one that worked for me.

Use scraps of fabric until you get the color transfer right and then put it on your blocks.



2 Responses to “How To Use Crayons With Quilting”

  1. Lisa McKean

    Apr 12. 2017

    I used a different technique, however, crayons helped create the quilt I made for my granddaughter’s birthday several years ago. Happy to say, it still looks like this after NUMEROUS washings over the years.

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  2. Carolyn Wallace

    Apr 12. 2017

    My grandchildren did one, but then their mother washed it. The crayons were the ones recommended; however, the quilt really faded. Be careful.

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