To become comfortable with free motion quilting designs practice on paper with a large pen to understand the flow of the design. Practice certainly helps to develop a fluidity and flow in your quilting.
Fearless Free Motion Stitching for Beginners offers newcomers to this technique a 'Back to Basics' approach that will have you feeling comfortable at your sewing machine when the feed dogs are down! This exercise may look challenging, but with a little practice it will help you develop the necessary freedom and relaxation for effective free motion quilting. Deborah Wirsu presents an unusual introduction to the 'freedom' of free motion stitching. Give it at try!