Okay, all of you are so helpful, so I thought I'd ask for help. I am doing some hand quilting on a top I just finished. I would like to mark the squares for quilting & don't exactly know how to do it. I usually do meandering quilting by machine. I have some thin template plastic & some quilting patterns from the 30's that I would like to use. How do you transfer the patterns onto the plastic? I have a pounce chalk marker (looks like an eraser for chalk board). I tried copying the pattern with pen & using an exacto knife, but powder doest't show up very well. I know that someone has the answer. I am afraid of damaging the patterns, not replaceable. Thanks for all your help.