When I first got my Sweet 16 machine I was doing the same kind of quilting as I was on my Bernina only I had more space and it could sew faster. Then always striving to learn more and do better I bought tools, big fat thick tools with straight edges and curves.
I have made this quilt pattern 5 times and quilted each one different, I can see how my quilting improved with each. Planning, practice, patience, perseverance, and a really good pair of garden gloves with rubberized fingers and palms to help you grip the tools and the quilt. Happy quilting --Ann--