Okay so I don't always read the instructions carefully! I had the wheels parallel to the base but now I changed their position to a more vertical one and it seems to be running more of a regular stitch length. Of course I ran out of bobbin thread and had to go for dinner so I had to leave it for now. I hope to get back to it soon. I go back to work soon and I want it done before I get back so I can try quilting a project!