Okay, so most copies are made with a photocopier, right?
I could draw each shape on the quilt, but it takes almost as long to draw it as to quilt it in, and that's not practical.
Photocopies leave ink on the thread when you sew through them. And, every other way of making copies I've found does the same. But, this way works very well.
So, the Irish Chain quilt I'm quilting has 50 solid white squares. And, I decided to put the shape in the photo into those white squares.
I drew it on freezer paper and I took a bunch of Golden Threads quilting paper and folded it so I had 25 layers and cut it in half to give me the 50 I needed.
I pinned the original to the quilting paper and used an old discarded needle to sew through the shape.
And, ended up with 50 copies that I can tear apart and pin to a white square and quilt through.
The needle leaves a dimple in the paper and I put that dimple on top so I get not just the holes to show me the way, but the dimples make a shadow that also helps me follow the way. Quilt along the lines and then tear away the paper and I'm done with a shape.
I have 32 of them quilted in. 18 left to go and the borders and this big quilt will be done.
Take care and have a great Monday! Lane