Thanks for all of the new hints. Oldmanquilts I really appreciate the info/suggestions regarding the needle types. I stopped by Joann Fabrics and wouldn’t you know it they were having a buy 3 get 3 free on needles so I got several different kinds and and going to make some practice sandwiches and see what works best. We shall see!! Again I appreciate everyone’s sharing of knowledge and experience. I’ll let you know how it goes!