This is what I do too, especially for filler patterns. For some
trickier patterns, ie feathers, I might practice with pencil and paper
first to make sure I like the end result - easier to erase than to
unstitch. :) I have also occasionally used a marker with 'disappearing'
ink - when used lightly the marks are gone by the next day.
> The hassle of marking quilts was what led me to investigate the
> different free motion techniques that require NO MARKING. It is so
> much easier and faster. I got the best ideas from
but I also bought a book called> "Freehand Filler Patterns," by Sue Patten, that was a tremendous help> to me. (And John, she does hers by staying inside the seam lines!!!)>
> On Mon, 17 Aug 2009 14:59:04 -0500, "Polly Esther"
>> Please climb in here and tell Michelle what you use to mark a quilting
>> pattern on a quilt top.
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