Here's my first attempt at quilting without using my BSR. I have to admit that I'm pretty proud of it! It was easier than I thought it would be, and the results turned out almost as good as if I had used my stitch regulator (better than when the BSR is having issues). The biggest problem I had was remembering that I was in control of the speed with both my hands and foot, and that they needed to move together. When my stitches started to get too small, it was hard for me to slow down my foot rather than my hands. Apparently I'm not as good at multitasking as I would like to think I am! I have to admit that I was a little disappointed that my husband couldn't tell the difference when I showed him, I was truly hoping that the BSR stitches looked a lot better-sounds silly, doesn't it?! I wanted to feel justified in buying the Bernina with the BSR rather than the machines I had been looking at with the larger throats. After stewing over it for a little while, I realized that maybe it was a good purchase, that the BSR was like training wheels for me, giving me the confidence boost I needed to try quilting my own quilts.