Questions and Answers on Transferring your Block to
Your Foundation Fabric
Special thanks to Nora Creeach
for all her help.
Do I transfer these lines onto my muslin, or do I just cut the shape
somehow, and stitch in place as close to where I have it drawn on the
I use a regular school pencil with a sharp point and a light hand
things to transfer. Fabric over drawing (use black marker on paper) on
light box (or up to window) and trace on fabric. Entire pattern on
and each piece on the colored fabrics.
On the colored pieces draw outside the pattern line so
it will be covered
as you piece.
Would it be best to machine baste these
It is more work. Turn under the curved
lines and press (don't iron as the
movement of the iron can distort the line of the curve) place the iron
and lift pressing the curves
Do I cut up my paper pattern and use this to cut out my fabric?
No keep it as your template (and maybe the starting place for another
design) Trace each piece on the fabric you have picked for that shape
larger by the amount turned under.
On the muslin the drawn shapes are exact size of pattern, on the colored
fabrics they are the cutting line