I am trying to hand quilt for the first time. I am using a hoop and am working on a "practice piece" before I do my wall hanging. I am happy enough with the stitches on top (at least as a novice...) however, the stitches on the back don't look very even. Sometimes I even miss a stitch on the back.
I seem to be having trouble getting through all the layers. I have the quilt quite loose in the hoop. I find the first back stitch especially difficult to do. Any tips??