Use scraps to determine the best settings for your machine. Even though we may have the "same" machine, they are independently different... so many factors play into the settings. Just take scraps of the fabric you are using and play around with the settings and dials. That's the best way to learn your machine. --- submitted by Linda Turske
Jennifer Yeung adds: I've also noticed that the settings that work for someone else won't necessarily work for me.
Definitely test on scrap pieces and then write those settings down for that particular material so then you don't need to retest when you work with that material on a future date.