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Thread: Viking owners.. help?

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    Senior Member incoming2me's Avatar
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    I've Googled and Googled until I can Google no more.
    (read: frustrated!)

    Does anyone have or know where to find a chart/listing of all the different stitch designs you can make by combining & flipping/turning different stitches?

    My recently purchased Rose has several stitches.
    The programming instructions tells you this can be done but only gives a few examples.
    (ex: you can combine the leaf/stem stitch with the flower stitch to make a continuous stemmed flower stitch)

    I'm hoping to find some sort of chart or listing of different ways to program the stitches... thus far I've had no luck finding anything.

    Thanks!

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    My Viking is older so don't think I can help! Good luck!!

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    I've never seen a chart for that. I haven't messed with mine in a long time, but did try it when I first bought it. You could make up your own sample by trying different combinations yourself. You could mark each row with the stitch numbers and refer to it when you want to use one of the combinations.

    Have you contacted Viking to ask about a chart?

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    I have three Vikings (Lena, Rose, QDII) and have never seen a list like that. I have played around w/ the stitches before for borders and bindings and whatnot, but they were with stitches (both single and multiple) that I selected.

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    at my viking dealership-when i took my owners classes they told us that most of the stitches can be turned-mirror imaged- and joined with each other- showed us how to do the sample ones- and told us to make notes as we try different combinations- write them down as a reference for when we want to do them again- they did not offer a pre-made chart- everyone has their own ideas of what they want to combine to fit their project

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    Hmmmm....I didn't know you could do that. Have you checked with the store you purchased your machine from? Also some JoAnn's have Viking dealers located in the store, you may want to check with one of them.

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    You might be able to find the instructions for programming these stitches in your machine's manual. It probably isn't going to be much in-depth, but there should be a few sample exercises there. There used to be some great books on "pictogramming" that were specifically for Viking #1, 1+, Rose. Those would be well worth finding if you have an interest in maximizing your decorative stitch capabilities. You just can't believe some of the beautiful, elaborate things you can create. I often wondered why Viking abandonned the pictogram concept as I feel sure many if not all of the stitches used are also on the new machines.

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    I have a Viking Rose & I played with the combination stitches back in the late 90's. I think I had purchased a book/leaflet from Viking. At the moment, I don't recall the word used for combining the stitches. Have you called the Husqvarna 800#? I think they could tell you if such a guide is still available.

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    Sorry...just checked all my books for my Viking Platinum and no charts. Just programming instructions. If you need help with that, PM me and I'll be glad to help if possible.

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    You combine the stitches to create the different designs any way you want to.
    Look at them and doodle with a pencil.

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    There is a book called "Demystifying Pictograms" that I no longer have - sold it back in 2004.

    Demystifying Pictograms for the Viking Rose & 500 by Miriam B. Creech

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    I have all the books that came with mine and there was no list just that you can use one after an other on the same card

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    Viking used to sell a kit for this purpose. Seems to me that there was non woven fabric and instructions. Basically, the instructions lead you thru all the stitches and you stitched a row of each on the non woven then wrote the info regarding the stitch next to it. You created your own catalog of stitches. I would just get some non woven interfacing and just make your own. As I recall it took a long time. Maybe do 3 or 4 combos per day.

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    One web site that really helped me with my Viking #1plus is sewmuch4retirement.com. They offer tips and even sell CD's for different ones. I bought the one for my machine and it is easy to understand and has alot of info. I'm not sure if what you are talking about is pictograms but they have alot on that. Also I know there are yahoo groups for my machine so there are probably ones for yours as well

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    Check with your local viking dealer. Rose has been discontinued so you might be able to get in touch with the home office.

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    For May re fabric at Joann's. Joann's went private on 1 Jan 2011 and Green Holding Company brought it. I feel that Green Holding Company has ordered cheaper material as I have one pattern in purple that I love and the background material was a very bad greige cotton. Also, I think they have lowered the warm and natural battering to not be 100% cotton but a mixture and the last 3 quilts that I did with warm and natural it beaded like crazy. I wrote warm and natural company but as of this date have not received a reply

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    Re: viking stitches...There is no chart for what you want. You have to experiment yourself and keep track of the combinations by using the favorite stitches.

    Re: Warm & Natural batting now has 14% poly added to it....that's why you shouldn't use it for the microwave baked potato bags.

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    Thanks y'all.
    I have the manual and understand how to make combinations.. I was just really hoping there was some sort of pre-made chart with some/several creative combos listed.

    Demystifying Pictograms for the Viking Rose would be a great book.. if it could be found!
    Seems it's been out of print for well over a decade!

    I guess this is what I get for buying a machine that, although in excellent condition and sews beautifully, is obsolete. :(
    But hey, the price was right and I'm loving it!

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