I am a hand quilter and the aim of hand quilting is to have tiny stitches close together. But for the quilt I am working on right now, I would like to try a different technique. I would love to add big stitches around the hearts and then my daughter is going to add words to the word heart bubbles. I bought pearl cotton because I think that is what you use, but my question is, how to you get the larger stitches uniform in size? Thanks!!