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Thread: Does anyone use a Husqavara Quilting Machine

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    My neighbor bought one new for her mother at Christmas. She pieced one quilt with it and then she died. They paid $400 or more for it new and wants $200 for it now. I'm planning on buying it but Don't know if they are difficult to use or anything about them that I should know. I am using a Janome and a Brother CE4000 Computer machine which might be for sale soon. I know it's a good price and have hear they are great machines. Any info might help me decide for sure.

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    Do you have a model #??? Can't really answer without knowing a little about it. Sounds like a good deal, but I would go the the huskvarena site after you get the model # to check out the features...

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    I didn't ask her the model number. SHe just bought it about 3 months ago so I imagine it's one of the newer ones. I will look it up though before I take her any money.


    Thanks for writing..

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    Are you talking about a long arm, or a quilting/sewing machine? I have a Husqvarna platinum which is suppose to be good for quilters. I love mine, if that is any help.

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    It's not a long arm. Just a sewing machine. I can't wait to see it tomorrow.[b]

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    Take your camera & snap a few shots to share here so we know exactly what you're looking at. I have a Sapphire 870 (Xmas) & am learning to like it.

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    I have a Husqavara 1100 that I bought used from a lady who worked at a Sewing Machine Sales Store, she had taken great care of it and had it serviced on a regular basis, she paid almost 3000.00 for it new almost 20 years ago and I paid 500.00 when I bought it from her 5 or 6 years ago, it's great and I love it, I will never get rid of it! I have never had a problem with it, it's still a dream machine to me!

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    $400 for a brand new Husqvarna sounds pretty cheap. I would be interested to know the model.


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    I have the platnium 750. I can't imagine sewing with anything else. I too would love to know the model. I use to sell these machines a few years ago when I worked in a quilt shop.

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    That's what I have too Aggi. Hubby bought it for me for Christmas and I am taking lessons at a quilt shop around 45 min from my home. I am thrilled with it so far!

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    If it runs. is relatively new...and that gret price...
    I would buy it!
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    HA HA I just told my hubby I'm buying it today and he thought it was great if it's a Huskavarna....Whoopi can't wait now.

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    I got it home for $200.00 in the box with 3 huge boxes of fabric. This stuff isn't her stash It.s good fabric. Some of her quilt pieces re already cut out.

    THe book says it is a Husqvarna Viking Emerald 122/118/116. If I can make a spot she wants me to take the sewing table too. Geez I got new blades, tons of pins, pin cushions, batting, two mats. One is a lot bigger than the one I use. It's 34 x 30. Those things are sure expensive and I got it for free. Guess I'll have to buy a big Thank You card and make her a cheese cake or something. Anyone want to buy a b\Brother CE 4000 Computer sewing machine? I sure don't need 3 machines and a serger.

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    Here she is. Can't wait to try it out...
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    ok. i'm thinkin' triple layer, chocolate raspberry cheesecake with a thick layer of whipped cream & cream cheese icing all over it. and at least two pints of fresh berries on top.

    every day for a month.

    at least.

    :lol:

    and a big, fat, squeezy hug every day for a year.

    at least
    :wink:

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    Well, it certainly sounds like you got a good deal. I'm happy for you!

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    I make amaretto New York style cheese cake with coconut macaroons for crust. Best cheese cake you can ever eat. So what you think of my new machine?

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    NICE!!! You got a steal... The machine is a really nice, but fairly basic Viking machine. The speed regulator on the center of the machine is one of my favorite things. Lovely stitches and tension. The reverse is in a nice handy position and the slideout stitch format is the best.

    So happy you took the leap!!!

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    You will love your Viking. They are workhorses. What a deal!

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    Just hope I learn how to use all that stuff. Guess I just have to try and see what she will do for me. Trying to clean up my mess with all the new fabric I got it just unbelievable in here and now 4 machines. I did take the sewing table today too and she didn't charge me a thing for it. I think my daughter might take the brother but not sure yet. SHe is so busy all the time we don't get to talk often enough.

    Have a great day everyone. I just made a pie for a dinner and movie night at church. Spaghetti dinner, sure hope it's good. I'm not staying for the movie though.

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    [/quote] I sure don't need 3 machines and a serger, says conblond2005 [/quote]





    and why not? am i missing something?

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    You'll love it. I have a Husqvarna Viking Emerald 183! I think that you're getting a pretty good deal. Enjoy it!

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    How often do you get your Husqvarna serviced? Just wondering. I am gonna send my daughter my Brother. She has a simple machine from Sears and it is in need of service. She refuses to do regular quilts but does do a lot of the fringed ones so she can quilt each block as she goes. She did a beautiful one for me. I haven't washed it enough to get the fringes looking like they should. I only get it out when company comes. LOL

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    I get my Vikings (actually all my machines) serviced once a year. The cost of servicing is minimal compared to the cost of repairs. My machines all embroider, which complicates the plumbing :lol:

    You may want to check with a dealer and find out what kind of internal thread guides your machine has; if it has the wire thread guides internally, then the best thing you can do is to only use good quality thread. I had to have the internal guides in mine replaced because they were chewed almost in two. I bought it used, but apparently it saw a lot of lesser quality thread before I bought it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs. Mel
    That's what I have too Aggi. Hubby bought it for me for Christmas and I am taking lessons at a quilt shop around 45 min from my home. I am thrilled with it so far!
    Mrs. Mel!! You will love this machine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I've had it for about 4 years now and love how it sews!

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