I have received several personal emails regarding the feather and cable quilting template. Here are my answers so everyone can learn about marking and quilting the template.
First of all, I used a white Sewline pencil to mark the template on the quilt.
I have to send out a HUGE thank you to Teri, for warning me that the Frixion pens that I love, will remove the color when using them on a dark background fabric. So here is my test. A faint blue line on the tone on tone brown.
After ironing, a had a faint white line that could not be removed....no how.....no way! So I used the white Sewline for marking the template.
Here is the template the I got from The Stencil Company. Click HERE for their link. The stencil number is SCO-183-4.5
I marked a light fabric with my Frixion pen here.
This is a better diagram of how I continuously quilted the feather and cable design. Just one pass with the machine, never having to tie off and begin again. After a couple passes you will get the hang of it. Start quilting in the direction of the red arrows, then black and finally blue, ending up at red again and off you go to make another beautiful pass.
Here is the end result with the blue Frixion pen nicely ironed out. I actually accomplished this test on my Bernina and not my HandiQuilter. The border is fun, relatively easy with some practice, and you have one beautiful border!
Now I want to hear everyone say, "I can do that!" Have a wonderful day everyone.