I have a bernina auraura 440qe which I love. My friend has the same machine with a fussy threader. Rule for hers which you could try. Needle as high as possible. Threader make sure hook goes through needle eye. Try this. Below is a picture of an heirloom quilt she has made using the fancy stitches etc. get age 79 and time quilting 3 yrs.size is a double bed with the borders an. Overlap.