I haven't tried many techniques yet - last time I wanted a specific shape on my quilt I drew around the outside of a piece of cardboard; ok for the simple rounded shape at the time but I can see that it would be totally inadequate for 'fancier' quilting designs.
I am part way through quilting a quilt at the moment so I am using the technique for parts of this.
|Here is the design I sketched and traced onto my tulle.|
|Here are the resulting practise feathers.|
Happy free motioning every-one!