I learned (at least for beginner) this is almost impossible. The bulk of the quilt was hard to maneuver especially in center and much frustration plus ripping out. I kept telling myself this is a practice quilt and for my own use so hung in there. :? To make matters worse, I decided to be "artistic" in center and do flowers, leaves, waves. When I stopped to adjust fabric, there are obvious bobbles. But DH assures me he likes it and it looks good. I like the colors and I find as I got closer to outer edges of quilt the FMQ got more fun. But probably won't attempt this again :roll:
Backing of quilt.
Close up of center of quilt, not so smooth!!