I finished my second machine-quilted project last week. I still have to clip all the strings on it, but I have a while to do that since it's a Christmas present. I haven't decided yet if the squiggly quilting adds to or detracts from the project... but I can't change it now. I also machine-stitched the binding on, which I've never done before. It turned out alright. I figured since it's a table runner and is probably going to get washed often (assuming it actually gets used) I should probably machine-stitch it. Overall, I'm really happy with how it turned out.