I use a few pens that I just love for transferring my designs onto fabric. Here are some of my most recent favorites.
From top to bottom: the sewline pencil gives me such a clean thin pencil line, I use it on the most rarest occasions but it certainly does the job. Fons and Porter White pencil with eraser. It has taken years to find a pencil that writes smoothly onto dark fabric, this is that pencil, but I wish I could learn how to load new lead. Micron 05 permanent fine line marker. Often I draw eyes on animals for applique' with a permanent marker that I can then cover with a satin stitch embroidery. The Mark be Gone which I have been using for years. It is a wash away and often I use the tea bath stage of my stitching to rinse away my blue lines. Lastly is the newest Frixion heat erasing pen. I have started to list this on the back of my patterns as my new favorite to transfer embroidery and quilting designs. It is a magical moment when you touch the hot iron to it and everything disappears (FYI if you leave it in a hot car it will also disappear). Well those are my tools of the trade. Oh yeah if you have office supplies like pens and such you must get a hot pink high heel shoe tape dispenser, available at Staples.