Start with your shape. You could get your shape by drawing, printing, tracing, or whatever method you come up with. I have a Silhouette that I'm trying to use since I don't scrapbook
Then figure out how many you need and how you are going to duplicate it. I used Golden Threads Paper which I bought for a class back in the day. You could probably use freezer paper or paper piecing paper for this. I needed 10 anchors total so I cut 10 pieces of golden threads paper and layered them under the original image. I did 5 at a time. Secure them however you like (you see I favor food clips). Put a large sewing needle in your machine, I used a jeans needle. Remove your threads, drop your feed dogs and free motion trace the image.
Go back to your regular quilting needle and put the threads you want back in your machine. Keep the feed dogs dropped and free motion over the image onto the paper.