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Old 03-11-2011, 10:21 AM
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Thanks ladies for all of the input. When I get closer to having the necessary funds I plan on trying out both machines before making a decision.

It just seems to me that more people had the Horizon and/or other Janome models, but not so much the Husqvarna.

Thanks again for the feedback! :mrgreen:
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Old 03-11-2011, 10:39 AM
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I've had the 870 for a year and love it! Easy to do FMQ with and sews and accurate 1/4" seam.
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Old 03-11-2011, 12:33 PM
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I currently have a Viking 1+ which is a workhorse, so I looked at the 875Q. I love the wind bobbin through the needle function and the sewing advisor.

But I also tried the Janome Horizon 7700. I really liked the feel of the Horizon. It just felt more stable and substantial. I really liked the dual feed and the quick adjustment to the single hole plate.

If I were purchasing a new machine of that type, I'd select the Horizon. I've decided to get a combo sewing/embroidery machine instead.
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Old 03-11-2011, 01:39 PM
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I have a Sapphire 830 that I bought about 3 years ago, and I love it!!!!!!!!!! Only "con" is that I should have bought the 870 (875's early version) as it has the bobbin "alert" for low bobbin-
Think about that every time I finish a seam only to find out the bobbin ended a quarter of the way through!!!!!!!!!! :? :?

Still, wouldn't trade mine EVER! Although I have Janome, Singer and Baby Lock also, this is workhorse that I use 99% of time!

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Old 03-11-2011, 02:25 PM
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I have Vikings - the smaller ones a 300 and a 250 - and the walking foot cost $125.00. You cannot use a generic - I tried. Something to keep in mind if you plan to machine quilt.
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Old 03-11-2011, 04:34 PM
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I have the 855 and I love it but would have also liked to have purchased the 875 but just couldn't do that financially.
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Old 03-11-2011, 05:14 PM
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I don't have a Sapphire but hear nothing but wunderful things about it.
I do have an HV Ruby and I love it. She sews like a dream! I have had excellent customer service by my dealer.
You will NOT regret buying a Husqvarna Viking product! Go for it and enjoy!
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Old 03-11-2011, 07:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Candela59
I was wondering if anyone owns or has used a Husqvarna Sapphire 875? I'd like to know some of the pros and cons about this machine.

I've started my "sewing machine fund" and am just gathering some info on different machines.

My first impulse was to save for the Janome Horizon, but now I'm thinking maybe the Husqvarnas would be a good choice...

Thanks! :D
I got this machine a couple of months ago and I love it. I wonder how I quilted without it. It has so much room to fit a quilt and it has lots of stitches. My mom and I both got one the same day. I got the walking foot for it as well. Works great. I also like the 1/4" foot.
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Old 03-11-2011, 07:40 PM
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I purchased the 870 - my girlfriend had purchased one and she loved it.. she is an avid quilter so on her recommendation I bought one as my 20 yr old singer had just tuckered out... I love my 870 - I purchased the Free Motion foot and love it too! Like anything you have to find what fits for you... Have fun!
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Old 03-11-2011, 07:43 PM
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I also have a Sapphire and love it. I have owned mine for about 5 years and have had no problems.
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