Until I actually started to quilt with it...
I am SO frustrated trying to get more than a few inches done without the thread skipping and breaking! Sometimes it will skip a whole inch or more.
- oiled the machine,
- cleaned every speck of lint,
- changed the needle (18),
- made sure the thread guide was fully extended,
- made sure the quilt wasn't stretched too tight
- tried a bunch of different threads.
(of course I rarely have any of these problems when stitching off the frame with my Brother PQ1500, and for once, the MaxThroat is actually working really well!)
Thanks for any words of encouragement. My free-motion quilting is amateurish at best but I really do want to get better at it, and I have a stack of flimsies waiting to be learning experiences...