The most important thing to do when free motion quilting is to get a firm grip on the quilt! Use quilting gloves or grippers, a gripper hoop, or a thick, non-greasy lotion like Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream. You’ll be able to control and guide the quilt more easily, which will improve your stitch quality! If you choose the lotion use just a small amount, enough to make your hands tacky, and reapply when needed. Bonus: soft hands, all the time!