Another magazine in my mailbox. The August/September 2012 issue of Quilting Arts Magazine showed up in my mailbox sometime last week, but I was having too much fun with wedding plans to even notice. Oops!
This article on page 68 and 69 was my review of Derwent Inktense Blocks. I was specifically interested in exploring how permanent they really were, and if there was a product that helped make them more permanent, especially after washing.
For the record, Inktense IS NOT permanent just by wetting, even if they are heat set. You must put something over the top to seal them. I found that a tin coating of Golden Fluid Matte Medium was the best way to retain their vivid color. It will make the fabric a little stiffer, however. There’s always a trade-off, isn’t there?
This was my last product review for Quilting Arts at this point since they did not renew the contract, but I expect I will still be blogging about different product reviews in the future. I do have one more article in the works for Quilting Arts. That one is on quilt photography and it might be in the next issue.