Thanks Mom! I tried your stitch and got much better results! I do have a couple of questions for you- did you use the auto tension setting? Also- did you use the APC? I did not as I was worried that my needle might hit the plate.
Off the topic- I pinned my quilt top for quilting. However the gals at my local fabric shop said that many people just use the 505 spray. What do you prefer? Or does it depend on the size of the quilt top?
I greatly appreciate your willingness to share your expertise.