Using Dry Erase Markers to Plan Free Motion Quilting

Marking a Block with Dry Erase Marker

I’m using Plexiglas in this photo to design my quilting

I love planning my quilting using dry erase markers and a piece of Plexiglas that can be purchased at a Home Improvement store inexpensively. I have tried to use some of my other rulers, and while it does work,  the view is somewhat obscured because of all the markings on the rulers.

Marking a Block with Dry Erase Marker

Here I’m using a ruler. I can see ‘ok’.

Marking a Block with Dry Erase Marker

I’m using another ruler here. It is quite difficult to see because of all the ruler markings

  

For the actual quilt block, I’m going to quilt diagonal lines with my walking foot.

Lori Kennedy's Machine Quilting book

Lori Kennedy’s Machine Quilting book

Since I will be whipping up two more blocks (and making this into a super fun table runner) there will be sashing and borders to quilt.   In these areas, I’ll quilt a design from Lori Kennedy’s book (get the ebook for $9.99). Anyhoooo, the design is called “Double Loop Vine” and I think it perfectly mimics the leaves in the fabrics, don’t you?

Loop by Lori Kennedy

Double Loop Vine – Quilting pattern that Lori teaches in her book

 

My Fabric

My fabric. Check out the leaves under the bird!

Thanks for stopping by! Let’s go machine quilt our own quilts.
~PattyAnne

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