I finally found the groove!
I've been trying to FMQ for a few months and it seems like one thing or another wasn't working for me. I started out on a little Singer that has no throat space and it really did the best job, I think because my hands were right around the area to be quilted. Then I tried an Elna with more throat space, and it was skipping stitches and breaking needles. Now I'm on a mid-arm and same problems. I'm sure the problem is ME instead of the MACHINES so I keep trying. I have a lot to finish on a quilt for Christmas and I don't know what happened, but last night, I did it! I don't know how to explain how it clicked! The quilt gods were smiling on me last night. I just kept quilting and quilting and quilting! I bet I wouldn't have gone to bed if I hadn't run out of thread!!
Of course, I still have a lot left on that quilt and not much time to do it!
Now if I could just figure out how to load a quilt on my frame! Ah, well. Babysteps.... I promised myself I'd give that a try after I finish the one I'm hand-quilting. I *have* to finish that one, and no new projects until it's DONE!
Oh, and I found that I did better when I left my feed dogs up. Is that ok?