Maurine Noble's book has lots of good information. The exercises are well written and easy to follow. There are even quilting tools I have never used or even heard of. Behold the "Quilt Tak"
I have to get one these! I would recommend this book for everyone who likes to machine quilt.
Parchment paper is easy to trace with and sew through. I find removing it is a bit finicky. But I prefer using parchment paper to marking the fabric.