Late last night I was working on my long arm with the stitch regulator on. It started skipping stitches. My brand uses wheels with O rings which ride on rails to determine your speed. The rings need to be replaced periodically and they were more than due. Of course I didn't have any and wanted to continue quilting so I figured what the heck, and put the machine in manual mode. I LOVED it! for some reason it seemed to move more smoothly. I was just doing an elongated stipple, kind of a water design and had no problems maintaining even stitch lengths. This morning I loaded some practice fabric and was able to do some decent pebbling, which I wasn't able to do before. I'll have to try again after I get the O rings to make an actual comparison, but I'm going to try and continue with the manual mode.
Anyone else prefer quilting in manual vs. stitch regulated?