This month's instructor over at the free motion quilting challenge is Don Linn, aka Mr. Quilt. The instruction is a very clever technique to transfer your design to your quilt. He goes over ways to take a line quilt drawing and gives suggestions to make changes, not only to the design to make it a little more individual, but also to adjust the size using a photocopier. He then uses tulle, placed in a wooden embroidery hoop
and places it over the line drawn quilt design and traces it with a sharpie marker. This works so nicely I just could not believe how accurate my quilt pattern traced and how well I could see it.
A quick iron of the tulle on the nylon setting to heat set the sharpie ink and I was ready to transfer the design to my practice quilt block.
I place the tulle down on the section of the quilt block I needed the design and simply retraced it, this time using one of my preferred quilt marking pens.
I have a closet full of quilt stencils,
but never seem to have one that fits my current project, this technique is opening up a lot of new possibilities for me to draw my own designs to fit exactly where I need them to and to get them transferred to the quilt in a quick and accurate way. LOVE this technique!