I have the top loaded and I'm ready to start quilting. I have decided to use So Fine thread on top and Bottom Line on the bottom. The backing fabric is a white on white print, not my first choice but when you wait until the last minute to start a quilt you have to pick from what the local quilt shop has on hand. The blue marks are the quilting lines that I marked to see the design. I don't think I will have to mark the whole quilt since I can see the dots of the design but it was really hard to see what the design was until I marked them with the blue marker.