I am very new to quilting, I have 4 quilts in progress. I have only finished one - a turning 20 to be donated this Christmas. Someone else quilted it LA and I put on the binding. Now - all my others are from classes I have taken. All on a quilt as you go theme. I am machine quilting but leaving tails to knot and tuck into the quilt at night while watching TV. I am thinking I will never to a stitch-in-the-ditch or echo quilting method again! Maybe I will just do some crazy meandering next time. I should say I am using a wobble type stitch, width .5 and length 3, suppose to look hand sewen. One teacher told me she just uses a straight stitch and goes over a few of her beginning stitches when ending and lets it go at that.
Opinions please, because I gotta tell ya, I sure love all you wonderful quilters have to say. I think I have learned more from this board than anywhere!