I just took a major step and FMQ'd my first time. I was making a baby quilt (36x36) for a charity project and decided after 3 years and numerous observations to try and FMQ. I DID IT! Yahoo! I was scared to death. Did not it want to look ugly and actually it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. I concentrated more on my stitch lenghts and trying to get things pretty even than on the pattern. I know it probably sounds nuts but I was really proud that I finally attempted it. One of the ladies in my quilt guild spurred me on by suggesting to us that we make the charity quilts and use them to practice on. I guess a little baby won't notice the mistakes.