I ran the machine without thread and bobbin case for about five minutes as advised. I set my channel lock and basted each side in a long, slow stitch. The machine has a speed control. For basting I used about 10 percent.
I hiked it up to about 30 percent for stitching. I felt comfortable at that so inched it up to 35 percent. Plenty of speed. The Bailey was so slow compared to this machine. I tried 40% but it felt much faster than 35 and I backed it off.
I make larger designs with this machine.
I did have some tension problems after I advanced the quilt. Something was terribly wrong. I think that maybe I wound the quilt too tightly when I advanced it. I doubt it was because the bobbin was running out of thread. This didn't happen when I, later, ran out of blue bobbin thread.
Thanks to Joyce and Ron of Delightful Quilting and Sewing, Avon, NY. I am on my way!