So here I am, sharing my version of hand quilting method (since I'm in the progress of quilting babyY's quilt too).
First, you need a good quality quilting thread and a quilting needle. I use a really small quilting needle from Clover since that's what I only have. Some people use embroidery thread and needle. It's fine too.
Cut your batting slightly bigger than your quilt top as the batting will sort-of "shrink" during quilting. Lay the quilt top on top of the batting on the floor and secure the two layers with safety pins. NOTE: I choose to omit the backing for quilting because I do not want my stitches to show at the back. And also to save trouble of making sure my stitches are even at front and back.
Always start quilting from the centre so that you can still manage the creases made upon quilting.
I like to put safety pins around the area which I'll quilt. I do not have a quilting hoop or frame since I don't think I need one anyway.
Start with a back-stitch with your knot at the backing (see here on how to do a quilter's knot).
Then, create as many stitches as you can without pulling the needle out. I usually make 5-7 stitches at a go. It will be good if you have a thimble to help you push the needle through the thick layers. I wear a metal thimble (for short needles) on my middle finger.
This is how your stitches will look like when you pull the needle out. Make sure your stitches are almost the same length and even (maybe less than 0.5cm per stitch).
You can make a back-stitch after every 5-7 stitches. I'm lazy so I make one at about 10-12 stitches. A gap is created to make space for a back-stitch.
I'm not sure if anyone shares the same hand quilting method as me. Pls share with me!^_^