I'm about halfway done quilting my friend's quilt and I have learned quite a few things along the way.
1. It takes A LOT of thread to "stipple" a quilt
2. This size quilt is about the largest my machine will handle. See below photos of the half finished quilt and the machine. :-)
3. It's VERY important to pin your quilt very well and to tightly stretch the backing before you pin it. If this is not done, the back of your quilt will bunch and that's not very pretty.
4. Those sticky gloves really help push the quilt through the machine even though threads get caught on them quite often.
5. If you forget to pull the bobbin thread up from under the plate and start sewing, it will probably come up anyway which is helpful. :-)
6. Quilting a quilt is great exercise for your arms. I find it necessary to do some exercises every now and then to loosen up my arms and unfreeze them from the quilting position.
7. And finally, seeing the quilt turn into a quilt is a very fun reward. :-)