Here are two pictures of needle markings. I use this method of marking my hand quilting patterns with a darning needle for light colored fabrics and it works great. The best thing: you don't have to remove any markings after the quilting has been finished!
This was my question too. This is my new thing to learn today.
Your quilt is beautiful. Glad to have it home!
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