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Hi Lara, If you have wobbly stitches (where the stitches are uneven and aren't centered) it is best to make several test stitches to determine if your thread tension is to severe or if you have a faulty machine. If you are unable to make several test stitches you can check your thread tension by making a large straight stitch. If the stitches are very uniform you likely have a faulty needle or thread tension. If a large wobbly stitch can be fixed it may be that you have a faulty needle that is not centered in the machine. You can try and adjust your machine to make the stitch more centered by having the top of your needle better centered in the hole in the top of the bobbin case, or you can try and adjust this adjustment on your machine by looking at the needle hub after it is in the machine and turning the adjustment screws until the needle is centered. For a video on how to properly tension your machine see this video from Williams-Sonoma: Tutorial: How to Tension Your Stitch.
Hi I watched your pattern grow tutorial, and you didn't mention threading the background. Needle threader the background under the design (the one you normally would thread with in portrait) and I think this would make your design easier to work on the background. Remember to put the longest stitch on your machine on the background so that it does not unravel.
I have an old 25 year old machine and I have trouble with the weight of the needle, every time I start using this machine up at the point that I get to the stitching up this gives me the following error message: d2c66b5586