I'm new to FMQ and trying out meandering quilting for the first time. Am I right to say that for meandering, it's just a series of S-shaped curves?
Is there a specific direction I should be moving the quilt? Up to down, left to right etc? I'm not moving in a fixed direction and sometimes crossed the lines accidentally. I also can't see where my hands are going and sometimes ended up in an awkward spot.
Does it matter how many times we start/end the stitches? Is it necessary to start/end only once on the entire quilt? As I can't really figure out where I'm moving the needle, I'm sometimes forced to end the stitches when I end at the same spot and had to start again in a new position.
Do I always need to start quilting in the middle of the quilt, or do I quilt from left to right?
I'm using a variegated thread for the top. Is this preferred over a neutral colour thread?