I knew that there were fancy embroidery machines available that have a "hand quilting" stitch on them and I always thought that it would be nice to have that particular stitch, but it wasn't worth it to me to buy a machine with all of those extra stitches just to have that option. Guess what I found out at a Pfaff Sewing Seminar last month? You don't need an embroidery machine to sew a hand quilting stitch! If your machine has a sculpture stitch (and a lot of the basic machines do) you can also do a hand quilting stitch on your machine. Simply thread the machine with invisible thread, put the color thread of your choice in the bobbin, select the sculpture stitch, increase the needle tension by 2 (or more, you may have to play with it a bit), adjust the stitch length to a length that appeals to you, and with a slow speed start "hand quilting"! Easy as that! I wish I had learned this trick 12 years ago when I first started quilting!