I have recently started using free motion quilting to do my quilts and I love it. I'm still not very good at it, but it is getting easier. One thing I noticed is that I tend to tense up and that makes it harder, so try and relax your arms and hands when you are FMQ. A super aid are the products from Quilting Made Easy. They have patterns all printed out with adhesive on the edges to anchor it to your block. Then all you do is follow the lines with your stitching, tear away the paper and you have a gorgeous pattern. You can see their products at www.quiltingmadeeasy.com. Good prices and super service.