Well I happen to love free motion quilting...but I got sucked into the loricles templates. LOL Even after I spent $ on them last year it took me about 8 months to even start using them. I have never used a pantograph or computer for quilting....I usually like to just freehand everything. But there are just some designs you can't freehand (and have them look normal..or what they are intended to be...right?) So I bought some of these boards. The latest one ( that I bought) is Bubbles. I love the graphic design of the board..but I am practicing for the learning curve or circles....I pulled out a scrappy quilt that was made for me (in the scrappy trade rounds) and started practicing.
I still need to practice some more....clearly.....there are several flubs and wobbles....but I think it won't take long...just a few more quilts. LOL
practice,practice,practice. That's the name of the game right?