Every time one of you quilting wizards put up a picture of free motion quilting I go back to my machine, make myself a little quilt sandwich and try again...
The results range from awful to dismal. Then today I was browsing through a quilt site on the net and it was suggested there that you attach your free motion quilting foot as usual but DON'T lower the feed dogs.
I was game for anything!!! Right from the first stipple I felt more in control. There's enough room under the foot that movement still happens quite easily but the dogs helped pull me along during those moments when I would have ordinarily gotten a sharp jerk or long stitches.
Here is the result of the very first try!! A vast improvement over my other attempts!