Husqvarna Viking Sewing Machine Reviews

Before becoming a part of the sewing machine giant, SVP, Husqvarna/Viking was a giant in the sewing machine industry on its own merit.

One hundred forty years ago, Swedish owned Husqvarna Munitions Company switched its focus and produced the first sewing machine under the Viking brand name. Since then, Husqvarna/Viking sewing machines have been staples in sewing rooms the world over.

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What Sets Husqvarna/Viking Apart from the Rest

Husqvarna/Viking’s exclusive Sewing Advisor™, coupled with the innovative Infodisplay™ and Programdisplay™ features bring professional quality sewing directly to the fingertips of the home sewer.

Husqvarna Viking Sewing Advisor

Husqvarna Viking Sewing Advisor

Enter fabric type, weight, and sewing technique and the Exclusive SEWING ADVISOR® feature will take care of all the settings – stitch, stitch width, stitch length, thread tension, sewing speed and presser foot pressure.

These features are designed specifically with the discriminating home sewer in mind, assuring that they get the professional results they demand with he least amount of effort on their part.

Popular Husqvarna/Viking Models

Husqvarna/Viking sewing machines are divided into two attractively named categories – flowers and jewels. Sewing Advisor™, Infodisplay™ and Programdisplay™ were introduced with the extremely popular Orchidea in the 1990s.

Since then, the Husqvarna/Viking flowers, including the Rose, which we reviewed a little while back, have gained a place of respect in many sewing rooms.

The Husqvarna/ Viking jewels, including the Diamond deLuxe, Ruby, Emerald, Topaz and Sapphire, have earned places of honor as the next generation of excellent Husqvarna/Viking sewing, embroidery and quilting machines for home use.

Husqvarna/Viking sergers, and coverlock machines for home use are offered through the Huskylock line.

Pros
• Affordable
• Broad range of machines designed for all skills levels
• On-going customer technical support

Cons
• Available only through authorized dealers
• Technical support available only if machines are purchased from authorized dealers – even used machines
• Advanced models require training even for expert sewers

Husqvarna/Viking Eden Rose 250C Limited Edition Review

Posted by on Jul 20, 2014 in Viking | 0 comments

Husqvarna/Viking Eden Rose 250C Limited Edition Review

If you are in the market for a good computerized sewing machine for clothing construction, you owe it to yourself to take a look at this one. It may not have as many stitch options or all the bells and whistles that you can find on some other computerized machines, but who needs features that they never use? This particular model is available for only a limited period of time, though, so if you are inclined to check it out, make sure you visit your local Husqvarna/Viking dealer soon and ask for a demonstration.

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Husqvarna/Viking Designer Topaz 25 Review

Posted by on Apr 17, 2014 in Viking | 1 comment

Husqvarna/Viking Designer Topaz 25 Review

The Husqvasrna/Viking Topaz 20 has been replaced by the Designer Topaz 25. It has all the great features and specifications that made the Topaz 20 so popular with home sewers and brings a new level of technology. This computerized sewing and embroidery machine is solid, quiet and has no vibration. It’s so quiet, in fact, that I don’t think anyone would have a problem carrying on a telephone conversation without the other party even knowing you were sewing.

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Husqvarna/Viking Designer Topaz 50 Review

Posted by on Apr 17, 2014 in Viking | 1 comment

Husqvarna/Viking Designer Topaz 50 Review

On a visit to Ace Sewing and Vacuum in Pompano Beach, Florida, I came across the new Husqvarna/Viking Topaz 50. I love the feel of working on this computerized sewing and embroidery machine. The only flaw I found is that the default length and width settings need to be adjusted in order to achieve professional quality when using certain decorative stitch options.

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Husqvarna/Viking Sapphire 930 Review

Posted by on Oct 21, 2013 in Viking | 3 comments

Husqvarna/Viking Sapphire 930 Review

The superior stitch quality will make any home sewer happy. The Sapphire 930 is possibly the most user friendly computerized sewing machine that the people at Husqvarna/Viking offer. It has all of the benefits of the engineering that Husqvarna/Viking is known for and brings with it all of the features the long time home sewer has come to appreciate.

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Husqvarna/Viking Huskylock s25 Review

Posted by on Oct 21, 2013 in Viking | 2 comments

Husqvarna/Viking Huskylock s25 Review

Seldom do I get a chance to actually see and operate a fully computerized serger. The Husqvarna/Viking Huskylock s25 has lots of plusses. However, it has some very significant minuses as well.

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Husqvarna/Viking Sapphire 960Q Review

Posted by on Oct 21, 2013 in Viking | 9 comments

Husqvarna/Viking Sapphire 960Q Review

The Husqvarna/Viking Sapphire 960Q is a sewing and quilting machine with 777 total stitches, a full color interactive touch screen and a couple of Husqvarna/Viking exclusives… upper and lower thread sensors, and Sewing Advisor … as well as automatic thread tension adjustment and side motion sewing.

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Husqvarna/Viking Designer Diamond Royale Review

Posted by on Oct 13, 2013 in Viking | 3 comments

Husqvarna/Viking Designer Diamond Royale Review

This top of the line sewing and embroidery machine from Husqvarna/Viking is loaded with so many features that I wonder if anyone will ever be able to use take advantage of them all. With more than 1,000 utility, decorative, quilting, embroidery and monogram stitch options, the Designer Diamond Royale has two USB ports, an oversized embroidery arm that doubles as a worktable and much, much more.

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Husqvarna/Viking Opal 670 Review

Posted by on Jun 30, 2013 in Viking | 3 comments

Husqvarna/Viking Opal 670 Review

It isn’t difficult to understand why Consumer’s Digest gave the Husqvarna/Viking Opal the Best Buy award. Whether you go for the economical 650 or the 670, you will not be disappointed. The Opal is a great transitional machine for people who are stepping up from a mechanical sewing machine and has just about everything you would expect from a more costly computerized sewing machine.

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Husqvarna Viking Sapphire 875 Quilt Review

Posted by on Jul 24, 2012 in Viking | 21 comments

Husqvarna Viking Sapphire 875 Quilt Review

The user friendly Viking Sapphire 875 sewing machine requires no lubrication whatsoever, just routine cleaning after each use. We were impressed with the large LCD screen and easy stitch selection process. In our opinion, this is an ideal machine for the home sewer who is ready to expand their repertoire to include 175 utility and decorative stitches, including decorative tapering, five alphanumeric fonts and seven one step buttonholes.

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Husqvarna Viking Huskylock 936 Review

Posted by on Jul 24, 2012 in Viking | 28 comments

Husqvarna Viking Huskylock 936 Review

While we were initially impressed by the number of tasks the Husqvarna Viking Huskylock 936 serger is capable of performing, we were dismayed by the length of time it takes to switch from one task to another. It can take up to 20 minutes to re-thread the machine and change needle positions in order to perform a relatively simple task. Once executed, however, the stitches are well formed and sturdy.

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Husqvarna Viking Rose Review

Posted by on Jul 23, 2012 in Viking | 43 comments

Husqvarna Viking Rose Review

The Viking Rose sewing machine we reviewed was the personal property of a woman who specializes in making home décor items. The 40 decorative stitches available on this machine make embellishing accent pillows, tablecloths and napkins and accent pillows fast and easy. The on board accessories case doubles as an oversized workspace and it all stows away neatly in a unique molded plastic carrying case.

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Husqvarna Viking Designer Diamond Deluxe Review

Posted by on Jul 23, 2012 in Viking | 1 comment

Husqvarna Viking Designer Diamond Deluxe Review

This top of the line sewing, quilting and embroidery machine has all the features any home sewer could ever ask for. During our review of the Husqvarna Viking Designer Diamond deLuxe, the bobbin thread ran low. It was indeed a pleasure to discover that the built in bobbin sensor and automatic re-start functions worked exactly as the manufacturer claimed they would.

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Husqvarna Viking H Class 100Q Review

Posted by on Jul 23, 2012 in Viking | 7 comments

Husqvarna Viking H Class 100Q Review

The people at Husqvarna/Viking had the novice home sewer in mind with the H Class 100Q sewing machine. It is by far one of the easiest to operate sewing machines on the market today. The limited number of stitch options make it very easy to teach children who are easily distracted by lots of pretty decorative stitches.

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