- used a 90/14 quilting sewing machine needle
- feed dogs down, no change to stitch length
- upped my top tension to 6 (it's usually at 4)
- set my machine speed control to about halfway and mostly kept the pedal all the way down when stitching
I felt a bit more in control when practicing today, could actually direct the fabric where I wanted it to go and was even able to 'write' my kids' names in cursive, which they were pretty pleased about!
So here's how it looks from the front..... (you should be able to click on the photo and get a more detailed view)
.....and from the back (just that one little "nest", not sure what happened there!)