i ran wild and bought two of those heavy plastic templates. not the stencils, but the laser shaped ones that you can use right up against the foot of the machine. which i can't do, btw. i always used pounce with the stencils and liked it. soooo, i tried using a marking chalk pen , like an old-fashioned lead pencil but with chalk inserts (sorry - it's downstairs)...but...it makes heavy lines and i really have to wet the quilt a lot to get the color off under the stitching. i don't like the fine pencils because i can hardly see the lines and i'm already getting squinty lines around my eyes.
so what are you all using that goes on kind of fine, stays on "til i get back to it, and comes off easily? btw, i could be gone for a few days at a time.
the washable pens run out (maybe they're drying out?) long before the quilt ends, and i end up having to buy several. is that a problem with anyone else?