One of the things I encourage my free-motion quilting students to do is to keep a sketch book of your practice designs. Treat yourself to a sketch book that is dedicated to your doodles.
Use a pen, and don’t erase any errors. To emulate you stitching the motif with your machine, don’t lift the pen from the paper.
By sketching or doodling your designs you will start to develop a muscle memory that will help you execute the motif with your sewing machine. As you develop your skills, the sketch book becomes a great record of how you have improved in your skills.
So gather your supplies and start doodling some great quilting motifs!-Linda