On a practice quilt sandwich:
Stitch for several minutes until you have your rhythm. Then stitch much much faster than your normal speed for several minutes. Do your best, but don’t fret about what your stitches look like. Then stitch for several minutes at a speed that is much slower than you normally free motion quilt. Finally, return to your normal rhythm. This exercise will improve your free motion quilting dexterity.
Stitching faster, does not always lead to poor quality stitches–because it increases your concentration. Likewise, stitching slower does not necessarily improve your quilting.
The next time you are free motion quilting a project and you find you are struggling…try stitching faster or slower...it often works wonders!