Yep, I need to use inkscape again and that means dusting the cobwebs from my memories of using it last time. There isn’t really a fast way to create tapering curves. Freehand creates way too many anchor points. Calligraphy pen actually has the anchor points inside, so I’d have to still trace over that for a path on the outside. So that leaves the bezel tool.
I find this work much easier in photoshop, but I need this to work with my cutting machine and maaaaybe commercial embroidery.