With this year's Home on the Range BOM, my intent is to show a different way to do something each month. Last month, I used the fusible web backing from my cowboy boot appliques as stencils to stitch around when machine quilting a block. This time, I traced the cowboy shirt line drawing on an old sheet of typing paper (remember that thin paper we typed on before the days of computers and ink-guzzling printers?) I was going to use the drawing I'd printed on inkjet printer paper, but when I spied the typing paper in my sewing shed with my art supplies, I thought it might tear more easily. I just traced the image rather than walking 100 feet back to my trailer to run the typing paper through my printer. (Someday, I'm going to get a cheap printer set up in my shed and save myself some time running back and forth.)
After tracing the image, I cut away the excess paper, pinned it to my Tonganoxie 9-Patch block sandwich, then stitched on the lines just like when doing foundation paper piecing. The only drawback to this method is pulling off the paper when finished - just like paper piecing, it can be a tedious pain!