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Thread: Husqvarna #1+ purchase at estate sale

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    Super Member 1screech's Avatar
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    Husqvarna #1+ purchase at estate sale

    I came across this at an estate sale today. It has feet, embroidery unit, 2 embroidery hoops, a newer looking reader/writer, (original price $199), a blank card 5-6 stitch cards that go on the front of the machine, and two embroidery cards, manuals, customizing embroidery system 5, and another set of older disks. I figured out how to thread it and the regular stitch was really nice and even. I know if the embroidery unit does NOT work, I have paid a good price for an old sewing machine. If the embroidery unit works, I think I have a treasure for a very good price. Any one have any tips or tricks I might need to know about my new girl! Yep, I guess I fell off the sewing machine wagon...the machine does not have the yellowing in the picture...I think it is the lighting. The original sales receipt shows $2999.00 plus customizing for $699.(don't know what this is) and she purchased embroidery card 21 for $169.95. Does anyone have this machine and how would you rate it. All tips or advise is welcome. Anyone have this machine in Orlando area. I paid $150.

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    You found one great bargain. I used to own a 1+ until I upgraded to a Designer S E to get larger hoops. I wish I didn't use the 1+ as a trade-in because it is a great machine. Mine cost $3400 in Oct. 1998. Did you get the manual? If not, you might be able to get one from Http://www.husqvarnaviking.com if I can locate some helpful websites for you I will post them.
    *~~~Janet~~~*

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    Oops, I see that you have the manual. There used to be a site by Jan Hennings called Sew Much 4 Retirement, but it has been taken down...sorry.
    *~~~Janet~~~*

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    I have a 1+. I wasn't offered much as a trade in on my Designer so kept it. Soooo glad I did. It is a workhorse!! It is my current back up machine & I even loaned it to my daughter while hers was in the shop. Very dependable machine & even tho it doesn't have all the newer features I wouldn't get rid of it now for anything. Hope you enjoy yours!

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    I would at least take it in for servicing. No idea how long it has been sitting not being used and these newer types of DSM need to be serviced annually.
    A Good Friend, like an old quilt, is both a Treasure and a Comfort

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    My 1+ is the newest machine I own. That tells you something, doesn't it? It is a great machine. I used it for everything until the vintage machine bug infected me. I've had it for close to 20 years.... can't believe it's been that long.... and paid $1000 for it used. I got a great deal at the time. Mine has several cards for embroidery and I've used them a lot. I especially like the writing program.... I made all my kids and grandkids laundry bags with their names on them. They were all in lots of sports teams where they traveled a lot. They all still have them and use them. When they come up to the cabin in the woods they bring their bags along..... I still love that machine.
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    I'd rather spend money on my quilting hobby than the therapist.... I'm probably $$$ ahead.... and I'm happy!!

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    I have my mom's #1+ and it's a great little machine. It makes the PERFECT quarter inch seam with the foot she gave me for that purpose. She bought it new and it cost quite a bit of money back then, but I'm not really sure how much.

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    I have a used Designer #2 that I bought 3 years ago....don't have the embroidery unit but love her for sewing, I do all my applique with it.

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    I think you have a machine that is well worth the money you spent, even if the emb unit doesn't work (but I bet it does). I'd take it to a Viking dealer and have it serviced, though. Enjoy!

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    Great machine at a great price

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