Some people have asked me how I transfer patterns so I thought I would put up a quick tutorial.
If you want your pattern larger or smaller you can adjust the size on a copier or in a photo editing program (I use Gimp, free and AWESOME). Also remember to reverse your image if it isn't already.
2. Use a Heat Transfer Pencil to trace your pattern. Go Slowly, this will be permanent, but it will probably not be very dark (test first on scrap fabric).
Since its permanent I only do one or two tracings over the pattern before ironing. You don't want the transfer to be too dark. I also don't go over details. Trace outlines only and add the details later with disappearing ink.
3. Next iron your fabric then arrange the pattern over your fabric in the desired location. Getting the fabric warm first helps the ink to adhere. Iron over the paper carefully on the hottest setting. Hold the paper firmly and move the iron quickly all over the pattern for about 10 seconds then check to see if the ink has transfered. It will be light. Don't mind the writing on the back of the paper. Its scratch paper and the pattern is on the other side.
I told you it would be light.
4. I almost always go over it with an disappearing ink pen, sometimes adding in possible details (since they will disappear anyway). The ink lasts about 3-4 days and if I am not finished I go over it again. If it does disappear I can usually see the transfer well enough to re-trace it.
5. Put it in the hoop and start embroidering!
Update: Someone showed me the Sulky Pen recently and I love it! It makes a dark line that is permanent so you have to be able to cover it completely. It works great for most projects though!