I believe Jen W. asked about hand quilting and here is a wonderful tutorial with plenty of pics by my favorite designer, Anna Maria Horner. The only thing I would add is - if you don't want to use the heavier embroidery thread, you can use quilting thread, not regular thread. Quilting thread is heavier, stiffer than regular thread. I do love the idea of using embroidery thread though. Did you notice the quilt she was working on?