I have been sewing for 40 years, but just started quilting a few months ago. What a blast! I am on my 4th lap quilt that is more challenging than the other beginner ones. I hope to someday make a king size quilt with matching drapes for our bedroom....LOL. So far the only actual machine quilting I have done is SITD and measured rows. I am hoping to take a class of free motion quilting soon. SITD is a real pain!