FMQ is always a challenge to me. I never get it right no matter how much free tutorial I read/saw on the web. That's how I decided to these 2 kindle books. I find reading books give more detail information and if I forget something I can easily go back to it :)
First book I bought was Free-Motion Quilting for Beginners: And Those Who Think They Can't by Molly Hanson
The book is quite informative with picture guidance and also easy small projects for beginners.
The second one is First Steps of Free Motion quilting by Christina Cameli
This book is more thorough in a sense that it gives more detail illustration on fmq design, how to set your machine even if your machine does't have option to drop your feed dogs, etc. She gives few samples of design for you to practice doodling in your pad.
After reading the two books, I immediately got down to work. I took a blank paper and start practice doodling for few mins and then took out my scraps and started the real work ^___^
and I turned it into this double side mug rug
It is amazing how much information you can get if you only look. I learned the other day that apparently I should put my come thread in line with the original thread holder. I used to put my come thread on the side and it always give so much problem that I put it aside. But I like the cotton come thread. So I look up on Google and found the information.
so, what did you learn today?