This is the quickest way I've found to "mark" a quilt for tying. I purchased 1 yard of 1" squares of gingham. Place a mark in the middle of all the squares where I want a tie, mine are 3" apart. Next cut the center of each marked square, I used pinking shears. Lay the gingham on top of the quilt sandwich and pin it in the corners and the middle with some long pins. Here is a picture of the quilt in the quilt frame. Here's a close up. This is the first time I use it and it's been working well. The gingham has stayed in place and I don't have to worry about erasing any marks.