I know this topic has been discussed to death, but I have talked to 10 different people and have 10 different ideas. I have a quilt with batik borders and cotton center and a quilt with batik top and backing. I am using black Omni thread with an 18 needle. Lots of skipped stitches. Someone told me to use a 20 needle. Did that. Still skipped stitches. Someone else told me to go down to a 16 needle. I have not tried that. I also did not try the suggestion from someone to spray silicone on the quilt "yikes". Someone else told me to mist it with water. I am beside my self on how to get the tension right. Any suggestions from the "experts"?