This is the second step in getting a pattern onto your fabric.
There are two ways to transfer our pattern to your fabric. The first and simplest way is by laying your foundation fabric on top of our paper pattern and tracing it directly from the pattern. An alternative way, and my personal preference, is to use a pattern transfer fabric such as "Red Dot Tracer Paper". This "paper" is very thin and allows you to see the pattern very easily. The name for this paper comes from the fact that it has red dots on a grid that helps you align the design. It can be found in fabric and quilt shops. Here are the steps for using a transfer paper .
Step 1: Find a piece of tracing paper that is large enough for your design.
Step 2: Ling up the tracing paper onto the pattern. I like to mark the edges with a sharpie in case the paper moves while you're tracing you can realign. After this, just trace the entire pattern with a pencil (here it's traced with a Sharpie so you can see it).
Step 3: Place the tracer paper onto your fabric. Be sure to line up the pattern with the borders of your pattern. You may need to pull and reshape the fabric to make sure it's square when tracing the pattern.
Step 4: Trace over the pencil marks with a fine point sharpie. The tracer paper is thin enough that your ink goes through and onto the fabric below.
Step 5: And you're finished. This is one of my patterns. The pattern you have might be slightly different but the steps are the same. Email me if you have any questions.
Look for our other sections including how to prep your fabric and how to finish your Rug Punch!