Have your friend stand next to a table and hold your pen straight up and down in one position so the tip is on the table. Tell her not to move her hand nor the pen -- Except for a second so you can place paper under the tip. :) Now, you move the paper to make a drawing of something simple. It's harder than you think! Next, imagine moving a 45 by 74 inch quilt sandwich around under that pen until you have drawn on every inch of your "large 45 by 74 inch paper". Oh . . . and you have to manipulate your large paper, all crumpled up, under your friends arm, between her body and the pen!!
Sewing this way takes practice! It is not like sewing a straight line. You can "doodle" all you want with free motion quilting. Here are a couple of blog sites and books that have examples and other explanations if you are interested.
|Book by Don Linn|
Dancing with Thread by Ann Fahl
Freemotion Quilting by Judy Woodworth
and sites that I like:
Have a great day!