I was incredibly intimidated by the idea of doing free motion quilting when I first started, but I was pleasantly surprised at how quickly my abilities improved. I gained confidence daily with just a little bit of practice each day. Make some quilt sandwiches from muslin or other inexpensive fabric and just start stitching. As Leah shows in her lessons, start with just the U shapes in several rows and by the time you are on your second row, you will probably already notice improvement. Go for it. It is really fun!