Needles for free motion quilting: Topstitch needles ( or They have a large eye, meaning less chances for the thread to break. Image shows the difference between an universal needle, a quilting needle (sharp point) and a topstitch needle (big eye).
Learn how to quilt as you go- tutorial. Great for small sewing projects. quilt how to quilt.Besides the simplicity of the steps, it is great for using up those little bits and scraps of fabric that you have hanging around.