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).
Get the look of long arm on your home machine. Ruler Foot floats just above the quilt sandwich and traces design inside each template. No hopping mechanism (as in a longarm machine) to get in the way of your hands or impede your vision. Ruler Foot and Template Set - Nancy's Notions - Ruler Foot Quilting