I am a longarm quilter, but I also want to learn how to quilt on a domestic. I think it would come in handy from time to time, and it is a skill I want to learn. But, I am not good at practicing. I doodle, and practice, but I don't do it with intent, or very seriously if that makes any sense. Well, I figured out a way to practice my FMQ on a domestic, and auditioning a design at the same time.
I stitched out this motif using my domestic machine, using FMQ techniques. Then I was able to use as a good visual by pinning it to the quilt I want to use the motif on.
This picture is actually a paper template, but using the quilted sample, I was able to get a much better idea how it would look.
So, I used it in my next quilt.