I would always teach my students to start off using an embroidery hoop. Lower the feed dogs and put the stitch length and width on 0. Get two fat quarters and wadding, make sure the fabric is flat on the machine using an extension table. If your machine does not have the ability to lower the feed dogs, you cannot free motion quilt. You need to use a quilting or darning foot. By using a hoop you do not need to tack and you will not get any rucks or wrinkles.