I'm making some heart appliques to put on a quilt. I need to be sure I have enough bobbin thread before I start each applique. It will go a ways if it runs out of thread before it stops to let you know. I don't see that there is any way to advance from the beginning of the design to the point it ran out of thread so you can continue from there. I need to either trash the applique I was working on or try to run the program from the beginning with no thread until I get to where I want to use thread again. Of course it continues to keep stopping because there is no thread. Unfortunately, I don't have enough of one of the fabrics that I can afford to throw any away. I guess that's one drawback to an inexpensive machine. I'm really enjoying the machine, tho, and I just bought it as a starter. If I find I want more, I can upgrade.