On the longarm, there's two stitch modes. One is called "precision". With that one, the needle moves only when you move the machine - and it keeps pace with you. If you go faster, it goes faster. The other mode is "cruise". Cruise is much like precision - moving faster as you go faster - but with that one, when you stop moving the machine, the needle continues to go up and down, although very slowly. What I learned (from watching videos about the groovy board) is that you want cruise mode when you are doing a design which has points and corners. You drive along the curves until you come to a point, then you stop and let the needed go up and down a couple of times before moving on. Doing that gives a crisp point. With "precision" mode, you're points and corners will come out blurry about half the time.
|A closeup of the stitching on the top.|
And here's the finished quilt: