I'm new to this forum but want you to know that when I Googled "BSR Skipped Stitches" yours is the site I went to. You are all probably sick of hearing "gritching" about the BSR but please let me vent...I'm about ready to throw the doggone thing into the trash (just kidding). I have printed off your suggestions regarding a stronger spring & am hiking over to my local store as soon as I fumble through this quilt. Nothing is more frustrating than sitting down to free hand and have skipped stitches..oh well...guess it will make me a stronger person in the end. Anyhoo, thank you for posting all the suggestions, tips, etc. I very much appreciate it.