What are you most proud of? That even though I broke 9 needles and have a few folds where they shouldn't be, I actually finished my first free motion quilt! What advice would you give someone starting this project? PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE! My first corner is very tight and I broke quite a few needles because I was pulling the material and hence bending the needles. Went down to the shop where I got my machine and had more practice along with advice from the ladies there. I have a Husqvarna 870 and it has a start/stop button. By using that function I was able to concentrate on moving the fabric properly without worrying about using the pedal.