When adding a quilting motif to a quilt, the first step is to transfer the pattern to your quilt. I have two favorite tools. The first is freezer paper, the second is a white Clover pen.
After selecting my design, I draw it onto a piece of freezer paper and cut it out. Then I use a ruler to make sure it is in the proper position.
When you press freezer paper with an iron, it sticks to your fabric temporarily. You can peel it up and re-use it for all four corners.
Having the paper stuck to your quilt allows you to trace right up against the edge of the paper. I like to use this white Clover pen because it gives you a sharp crisp line that will disappear completely when you are finished.
The freezer paper peels up easily once the lines are marked. Re-use the same paper for all four corners.
Now you can simply quilt directly on top of the line. I am taking Brenda’s advice and am using black thread for this quilt. When you are finished, press with a hot iron and all the white lines disappear!
This quilt is from my book “Bunnies and More“.