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Thread: Viking Husqvarna embroidery card ?

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    Super Member Joeysnana's Avatar
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    I am looking at an older Viking Husqvarna Rose embroidery machine. Are cards readily available for older machines?

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    Do you have a local dealer you can contact ?

    Do you know what format the machine takes ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharon b
    Do you have a local dealer you can contact ?

    Do you know what format the machine takes ?
    Unfortunately no to both questions. The machine is on Ebay, maybe I should wait and buy through a dealer. Thanks for the feedback!

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    The Rose using a programable embroidery card. In order to put designs on the card you have to have a reader/writer. I am not even sure if they are available anymore other than a used one. You can't just go buy the designs already on the card. When I bought my card it was about $150 new. The reader/writer was $300 new. I am not sure what used prices are.

    I have a Viking #1+. It was the top of the line at one time. It using the same embroidery setup as the Rose. I love it but don't use the embroidery unit with it because honestly it is a hassle.

    If you are going to use the machine for just sewing/quilting it is a great machine.

    I also have a Viking Quilt Designer machine. I bought it used years ago because I wanted the needle up/down feature. This machine uses D-cards for all the different types of stitches. They aren't made by Viking anymore, but I have seen them on Ebay from time to time.

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    i HAVE ONE AND WAS TOLD LAST WEEK I SHOULD CONSIDERING TRADING FOR NEWER MODEL AS IT'S VERY HARD TO GET ANY MORE OF THE CARDS....I HAVE 5 CARDS
    SO IT DEPENDS HOW HOW MUCH YOU WILL USE IT AND HOW MUCH THE MACHINE IS FOR.. HAVEN'T USED MINE IN OVER 5 YRS, FORGOT HOW TO DO IT, I JUST NEED TO READ THE BOOK AGAIN.

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    THE NEWER MODEL IS EXPENSIVE, BUT DEFINING EXPENSIVE IS ONE THING & AFFORDABLE IS ANOTHER. BUT I DID LOVE MY HUSQVANA...JUST GOT SICK FOR AWHILE AND QUIT USING IT& THEN FORGET HOW TO DO IT. LOL!

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    Hi, the designs that are sold now are no longer available in cards The only cards that you can get is the programmable card. You need to have the reader/writer software in order to transfer designs from a cp to the card. You might be able to get some cards with designs that are pre-owned on ebay.

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    My first viking was the rose, a very nice machine. They don't make the little cards anymore. Nor there isn't tech support from the company. All designs now are vip.3 and the software is 4D is wonderful and expensive, the new 5D will be out by Sept. For the rose there was a read/write machine that connects to your computer and put the design on the blank card, you put the card in the rose and stitch the design. I have the Viking Designer Diamond now, based on the limits of the embroidery half of the rose I wouldn't get it. If you want a great sewing machine then okay.

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    I have a reader/writer box, if anyone is interested in buying one. I'll sell it for $75.

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    The Rose is old school technology , where the Designer or Sapphire are new and current technology.
    There were some designs available with the card and the floppy disk, which was used in the Designer 1. Some may still be available as overstock at dealers.

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