There are a number of different tracing templates currently available. To use them, you drop the stylus into the tracks and start sewing. After you’ve stitched a segment, you simply rotate the base to the next notch, and stitch the same segment again. The Quiltazoid Base has also been designed to attach templates up to 16" square from other manufacturers through the use of the Template Adapter Plate. If you've already invested in templates from Circle Lord, R&S, QuiltEZ, etc., you can use them on the Quiltazoid - FROM THE FRONT!