I don't want to skip a single step, I hope all of you will enjoy seeing my progress as much as I enjoy doing it..
First of all, I am using a Bernina 180 Artista. As Leah explained, you don't have to drop the feed-dog, all you need to do was set your stitch length to zero, and it worked great! I had full control of the fabric underneath my hands, it still felt as though the machine 'gripped' the fabric underneath the quilting foot enough not to have it go all over the place. I have not tried to drop the feed-dog yet, but will give it a go and see which feels better.
As I got closer to the bottom of the fabric, I thought of jumping ahead a bit.. (I know, I shouldn't, but I had to give it a go) and tried Micro Stippling, 1st quite small, and then even smaller. It was challenging as I could not really see where I was going, but I think it came out OK.