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Thread: Husqvarna Vs Pfaff

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    Super Member Quilt4u's Avatar
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    I'm looking for a new machine. This time I want the top of the line. I can't make up my mind. A Pfaff Creative Vision That I have seen and tryed and fell in love with; or the Hiuqvarna Viking Designer Diamond whtch I have not seen yet; but I have a Viking 450 and love it. I want a machine that can quilt and embroidery. And I know the Pfaff can ;but the Viking has not arived in the stores yet. Have not seen the Viking?

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    All 3 of the Viking dealers in my area have the Diamond in - I'm surprised they aren't in where you're at. The differences between the Pfaff and Viking top of the line machines are getting fewer and fewer, although there are still some (Viking's Sensor System vs Pfaff's IDT comes to mind.) The embroidery fields, hoops, software, etc. are too similar for me to even use them as meaningful measures. They both have the design positioning now, which I thought was a pretty nifty Pfaff feature, and both screens are sharp with good resolution. Both have had update features for a long time; even my older D1 has been updated in the last year.

    Most, if not all of the top manufacturers are coming out with new TOL machines this year - I've decided to wait and see what else is on the horizon. Babylock and Janome have both come out with their versions of the integrated dual feed; I'm waiting to see if it is on the Babylock TOL.

    My can't live without feature has got to be the sensor system; I am used to the automatic presser foot, the pivot feature and a foot tap to control my needle all leaving my hands free to control my fabric. I haven't seen anything in the new TOL's that have made me want to rush right out and spend that much; if the other brands that come out this year leave me feeling the same way, I'd rather scoop up a couple more Designer 1's.

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    I don't own either brand but I did get to play with a Diamond a couple of weeks ago...
    What a gorgeous machine but spendy!
    Good luck on deciding..
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    I have a Viking without embroidery but with a 10 in throat. Love that feature.

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    I have the designer diamond and I do like it just wish I had more time to play with it

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    Quilt4u:

    I have Pfaff and I would go with it I just love my Pfaff

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    I have a Viking Quilt Designer. I wouldn't trade for anything. I am really happy with it and don't have any complaints.

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    My friend and others I know swear that Pfaff is the best!!!!!!! So I am voting for a Pfaff :thumbup:

    Good luck at getting a machine :D

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    My first computer machine was a Viking, which I bought in 1988. I loved it almost to death. When I updated 8 years ago, I bought a Pfaff, because it has a built in dual feed. I updated again this year and bought another Pfaff - this time an embroidery machine - and I also bought 4DExtra so I could design my own embroidery and quilting patterns. 4D Extra is also available for Viking - they are both the same company, though the machines are not the same. If you're into free-motion quilting, tell the dealers. Viking, Pfaff and Bernina all have an add-on with a stitch regulator. If yo've never tried one, you'll be amazed!!! Try all the machines to see what you like best. I agree with everyone - wait till the new ones come out. If you don't need the latest and greatest, you'll get a better price on 'last year's' greatest! That's what I did. You can download updates if you buy a Pfaff, which is a WONDERFUL feature. Finally, while you are checking out machines, check out the dealers, too. This is an important relationship, right up there with your DH and hairdresser! If you have a good dealer, she provides lessons and lots of classes plus help when you get stuck.

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    well i can't provide input about the fancy machines, but i agree about the dealer relationship. it's everything. i'm watching this thread to hear about all the different machines. I was told Bernina was the rolls royce of sewing machines...any bernina owners out there? C

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    I love my Viking Designer 2. I don't do the embrodery unit much justice because I mostly do quilt piecing. I would get another one. Good luck finding your perfect machine.

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    I love my Viking Designer. Just got it this past fall and its a dream. It has made my sewing easier to manage since this is what I do for a living! It was pricey, but well worth it.

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    I bought a new Bernina this year and I'm totally in love. I have to be honest though...I did not check out the Pfaff or Vikings very well because there is no dealer close to me. This is my first computerized machine..so I went from the dark ages to WOW, WOW...I'm not really a good one to ask since I'm just in awe of all any of the machines can do. :lol:

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    This is my first computerized machine..so I went from the dark ages to WOW, WOW...I'm not really a good one to ask since I'm just in awe of all any of the machines can do.
    That's how I feel about my Quest. The woman I bought my new machine from is a Pfaff dealer--but I didn't even try them--the Quest had my attention. I still can't believe I can push a button to rasie and lower my needle and have more than a straight and zigzag stitch. :lol:

    Have fun choosing--but it sounds like you can't go wrong with either decision.

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    I saw a demo on the new Phaff that has the largest embroidery hoop available. It centers itself and you can quilt blocks with it. I love it, wish I could afford it. Forgot the name and price since I cant buy it anyway but it was impressive.

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