Have hope, it doesn't take too long to get good at it. I have only been sewing a few years. Don't expect your projects to look perfect (even now i don't expect everything i make to have perfect stitching) and slowly increase the difficulty of what you make. First project should be synthetic quilt, then tarp, then pack (use G4 instructions, but make the pack smaller) eventually you will be comfortable with harder things like mids and down quilts. It just takes time.
Guttermond is my thread for everything but packs.