Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Pattr

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Alabama
    Posts
    91

    Pattr

    I recently purchased a used Husqvarna Viking 60 20 but it did not come with an instruction book. Does anyone know anything about this machine? It came with several cams which you use for decorative stitches, again I dont know how to use them either. Also, where can I get extra bobbins for it. I called the manufacturer & they said they dont have them. The machine works beautifully.

  2. #2
    Super Member SteveH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    San Lorenzo, CA
    Posts
    3,549
    may I suggest the pre-1980 Viking group on Yahoo

    Be cautious they are very "rules" conscious

    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/viking...chinespre1980/

  3. #3
    Senior Member Skyangel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Salem, Oregon
    Posts
    641
    I have a Viking 6020 and it's a workhorse! Nothing else like the low gear it has. I got it at a thriftstore for $5 because it had a cracked internal cam. Of course they did not know that until I showed it to them. It had just been left at their door that morning with a note that said "needs work". It came with the foot control, manual, A cam, standard foot and 1 bobbin. I had the cracked cam replaced- it's a known weakness in these machines. Viking stopped producing the replacement parts after the last one was 25 years old. However, there is decent aftermarket model. There is also an industrial bobbin that works great, I got some from my tech who did the work. I got a few feet from a friend who had extras, and the extra cams on ebay. Then last summer I was lucky and found the accessory tray and attachments at an estate sale for $3.00, no sign of the machine they came from. I just grabbed them fast.

    Mine dates to about 1970, it was TOL for it's time and the beginning of the 6000-series. In the next model, the 6030, they introduced self-oiling bearings. I prefer the 6020 for that reason as it is more user-maintainable.

    I also recommend the Yahoo group (true, no "chit chat" allowed. Just Viking info). The moderator, Bill Holman, knows a lot about Vikings and the files section has a lot of resources. They also have a recommended tech list and I connected with the one who worked on mine - he's an hour from my house and did a great job. Spend some time reading in the message archive, your questions have probably been answered before.
    Last edited by Skyangel; 02-08-2013 at 10:36 AM.

  4. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Alabama
    Posts
    91
    Thank you so much SteveH. I will try them.

    Be cautious they are very "rules" conscious

    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/viking...chinespre1980/[/QUOTE]

  5. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Alabama
    Posts
    91
    Thank you so much Skyangel. I will start searching yahoo again. You guys are so helpful. You have been so lucky to find additional attachments for yours. I love the machine and have a few attachments and assorted feet but don't know how to use any of them.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.