I am, for the first time, experimenting in template and free-hand hand quilting. I'm normally a ditch following or cross hatch girl.
I made some templates and purchased a couple inexpensive ones. The ones I bought are very pretty, and simple basic shapes like vines and scallops.
I have 3 marking items. A gray pencil, a white pencil, and a blue marking pen. All 3 get stuck in my templates. I know they aren't meant for drawing because I bought them in the quilting section of the store....but it's irritating having to stop and restencil and line up again, and remark again when my pencils get stuck in the stencils.