There are many different methods of transferring a lettering design to fabric...but deciding which one I want to use depends on the variables of the situation.
I have begun again to work on my Breakfast at Tiffany's CQ block and wanted to transfer the store logo to my pieced block.
I couldn't trace the design through the fabric at the window since the pieced fabrics were too thick to see through.
My second thought was to use the tissue paper transfer method but after I traced the letters, I realized my lettering was a little wonky and stitching over it was likely to make it wonkier (and take forever).
That's when I decided to print out the logo mirror image (rotate image>flip horizontal in PS) and coat the lettering with a thick layer of graphite pencil. I find if I use a 0.5mm mechanical pencil, my lines remain precise.
I then placed the graphite-coated lettering onto my block and, holding it tightly under tension so the paper doesn't shift, I burnish over the the letters pressing hard so that the pencil transfers to the fabric.
The pic doesn't show me holding the paper firmly because I can't hold the camera and hold the paper tightly. After I lifted away the paper, I took my pencil and lightly went back over all the areas to deepen the transfer.
IMHO, this backwards pencil transfer method beats a carbon transfer method because it allows me to be much more precise.
Now I'm ready to start lettering. I converted my color photo to black and white and used that photo to create the color palette for my lettering.
I think I'm going to have to use machine sewing thread because one strand of embroidery thread may be too thick...
And there you have it. Breakfast at Tiffany's is underway...
OK. Maybe aqua isn't completely out of my system...