In Castelo Branco embroidery there is always an underlying design. In the historic quilts, this design was made by debuxadores, by quill and with ferrogalic ink. Later, from the late 19th and 20th centuries, the drawings, existing on tracing paper, were (and still are) transferred to carbon paper. More than defending a specific process of the passage of the design to the fabric, we must insist on the quality of the design, a necessary condition for the good execution of embroidery.