All the methods mentioned are really great. I also have a tool that is wonderful. It allows me to practice and develope eye had cordination. It is called the Quick trainer they have them for both DSM (home machine) and long arm. It is by La Li La Designs. They are available on La Li La Design web site and also I have seen them on Cozy quilt site. They have really helped me and I have not had to use so much fabric for practice. Good luck and practice, practice, practice!!!! There is also a youtube demo on it.