Just had a light bulb moment and thought I'd share for the other hand quilters here. There's all this talk about the 'rocking stitch'. Well, as I was sitting her quilting along, I realized...I'm NOT rocking with my top hand but I AM rocking with my bottom hand! Just thought this might be an interesting/different understanding for the other hand quilters out here - particularly those just trying this process.
My upper hand seems to be quite stable - for lack of a better term. Personally, I seem to be able to 'rock' the fabric far more easily than my top hand. For what it's worth - I've been complimented by several quilters as to my stitch consistency and size. Not trying to toot my own horn here, just by way of explanation. I can generally get an even 8-10 stitches/inch in my hand quilting. I've been quilting for about 10-15 years now. I come from a garment/home dec/self taught quilting background. In all of those processes, I've done countless hours of hand sewing. Maybe that helps. Don't really know.
Just know that I had a 'light bulb moment' seconds ago as I was quilting and thought I would pass it along.