I don't like to mark my quilt tops as I find removing the markings a pain you know where regardless of the method used. For my practice scrap I traced the fancy feathered design onto transparent wash away embroidery backing. The scrap quilt sandwich is 100% cotton from an old sheet. The back is 100% blue denim from recycled jeans. The batting is warm and natural cotton. The thread is Marathon 100% polyester trilobal embroidery thread.
I used an 80/12 Schmetz universal needle.
This is the back side of my sampler quilt. Note to self, do not use thread that matches the back of the sampler quilt. It is difficult to see the design and photograph it.