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New to vintage and viking. Guidance please!

New to vintage and viking. Guidance please!

Old 02-10-2020, 10:45 PM
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Up until this weekend Iíve only ever had a Brother HE 240 with a tiny harp space and I mainly quilt. I was at a garage sale and I ran across a Husqvarna Viking Optima 150 for $5 so I got it knowing it was missing the foot pedal and power cord because I fell in love with it. I brought it home and realized how hard it is to find parts for it but found another machine of the same make and model for $96 plus shipping that says it works and has the foot pedal and power cord so itís on itís way. Based on what Iíve read (feel free to correct me on anything if Iím wrong) it is a category 3 for Viking feet. Iím looking for a ruler foot and a free motion foot. So Iím thinking the Viking darning foot #4117390-45 would work like a free motion foot, right? For the ruler foot would the Westalee low shank work? I keep questioning it even though everything says low shank because unless Iím measuring wrong the shank height is 3/4 an inch which would be in between low and high shank so Iím thinking maybe itís technically a medium shank for the ruler foot. I appreciate any and all guidance. Iíve read so many good things about Vikings and hope this is my forever machine.
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Old 02-11-2020, 03:44 AM
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I'm not sure what the answer would be about the shank height but there is a manual online for this machine. You might find an answer there? It's a free download for the 150e version found here: http://www.husqvarnaviking.com/SiteF...1e97894010.pdf

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