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Thread: Viking Prisma 980

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    Super Member IBQUILTIN's Avatar
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    Ok, here goes. I just bought a Prisma 980 as a backup machine, and I am having a heck of a time finding the bobbins. My Sapphire bobbins won't work, they are just a fraction too large to fit the casing, and I don't know where to look for the others. Anybody got a guess? Do I need to look online? Would JoAnn's carry them since they sell the Vikings? HELP.

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    That's a really old machine. I would check with your local Viking dealer first. Then try the Corporate office at http://www.husqvarnaviking.com/us/406.htm. If they can't help you, try doing a Google search.

    I have owned 2 Viking sewing machines and you will not find bobbins to fit any Viking sewing machines at JoAnn's or WalMart.

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    FYI - JoAnn's does not sell Viking sewing machines. Viking dealers rent space in the JoAnn store to sell the machines. Not all JoAnn stores have dealers in them.

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    Here's a source for bobbins. Looks like the Prisma is type 2:
    http://sewingmachine221sale.bizland....re/page46.html

    You might want to check eBay too.

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    Katier825,
    Thank you for the link, that was just what I needed. My Sewing Machine Guy said that he likes the 980 even better than my Sapphire, so I sure want to hang onto it for a backup. I have only pieced on it so far, but plan to play around with it as soon as I get a break from making all these cute little baby quilts. Thanx again, you guys always come to the rescue.

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    I'm happy that you found what you needed! I also have a Sapphire and love it. My previous machine for 16 years or so was a Viking 400. I absoutely loved that machine and it broke my heart when the main board died. I couldn't see putting $300 into such an old machine, especially when they said they couldn't guarantee I'd get new parts. So I bought the Sapphire. I did have a little trouble at first, but I think it was mainly the learning curve. No problems with it now.

    Keep eBay in mind too for bobbins. I get them there sometimes.

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    Thanx once again. I will check out Ebay. Had not even given them a thought. I love my Sapphire. I really don't do a lot of embroidery on the machine, so didn't need all the extra jazz. I got the Prisma, with a huge table, that I can actually pin a King Size quilt on for just $200.00, so I feel like the $60.00 to have it serviced was well worth it. I won't do the quilting on the Prisma, but I do love my Sapphire. Poor thing gets worked to death and runs like a jewel.

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    good luck!

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    I have the Viking 1100, 300 Anniversary edition and it's older also. It will only take the bobbins made for Viking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IBQUILTIN
    Ok, here goes. I just bought a Prisma 980 as a backup machine, and I am having a heck of a time finding the bobbins. My Sapphire bobbins won't work, they are just a fraction too large to fit the casing, and I don't know where to look for the others. Anybody got a guess? Do I need to look online? Would JoAnn's carry them since they sell the Vikings? HELP.
    How do you like this Viking 980? Someone wants to sell me one - said it was seldom used. I'm leery because if it's an old machine, it'll be hard to find parts. What kind of price did you pay for it?

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