Will be making my second payment soon on my new Avante, and haven't been able to quilt yet. My dealer has work with me, I have read and watch every video possible to no avail. I would buy the gauges that are available by Superior Threads, if I thought it would help. My stitch looks like an embroidery outline stitch, it's not straight. Things were fine until I changed my thread so I could start my first quilt. I could send you a picture if that would help. Sure would like to enjoy my new machine.