I told Jeanne from Oregon the same thing - having the right machine makes a huge difference. I quilted on my Bernina but it was always a struggle. My Quilter's Pro is a champ and is very forgiving (no stitch regulator!). ANYONE can do FMQ!!! Just start small, then work your way into larger pieces. I have done many up to full size (I don't do Queen size - I don't have room) with no problem at all as long as I go in small sections.