For my quilts, I like to custom-design machine quilting patterns. I needlepunch my designs onto tracing paper, then secure the paper pattern to the quilt with 1⁄4" double-sided crafts tape. The tape eliminates the need for straight or safety pins, removes easily, and saves time.

-Christina Drury

Valinda, California

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