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Sherrill_Pryor | Posted in The Archives on

I am thinking about trading in my Viking #1+ for the new Designer I…is this a good move? What is the track record of the Designer I…are people satisfied and/or ecstatic about the machine? This machine will be my last machine to buy…so I want to make the best decision possible.


  1. Ginna | | #1

    Sherrill - Check out the discussion under Viking at


    There have been a number of people whose D1's had to be replaced for a variety of reasons. Everyone seems to love the machine but many are terribly frustrated with the problems they are having. It might be smart to wait awhile until the bugs are completely worked out before spending the money on one. Personally if I were buying a new machine it would be a D1 but I would wait.


    1. Sherrill_Pryor | | #2

      *Thanks for your thoughts Ginna, I bought my #1+ a year ago and can trade it in for full price now...so I can't really wait. Would you go for it anyway? I will also check out the discussion at sewing world...and thanks for that tip.Sherrill

      1. Sherrill_Pryor | | #3

        *Ginna,I checked out the sewing world discussion under Viking and saw that most comments were positive after the end of July. Hopefully that means that the bugs are all worked out. Still, I am feeling a little nervous about trading up since I have had no problems with the #1+. Appreciate your responding to my question.Sherrill

        1. Judy_A. | | #4

          *I own the D1. If you do alot of embroidery it is the best machine. Extremely easy to use. If you don't embroider I would just keep my 1+. The real assets are the fact you can put the floppy disk in the machine, no more reader writer box and those little cards. The large screen is also very nice. Makes using the machine very easy. I also traded mine in because I could get my purchase price of the 1+. Hope this helps with your decision.

          1. Sherrill_Pryor | | #5

            *Thanks for your response. Actually, I have not done alot of embroidery as yet, but I am an avid computer user and like the idea of eventually getting patterns off the net or making my own patterns (probably what I want to do most). It always helps to hear others' opinions. If I weren't getting the purchase price I probably wouldn't do it. What did you pay for your D1 and what did you get for the 1+ ? Or am I too bold as to ask?Sherrill

          2. Judy_A | | #6

            *I got my D1 when it was still 5000.00 and I got the purchase price of my 1+ taken off and then he gave me credit for all the extras I had. it was to good a deal to pass up. If you are planning on doing embroidery it is a really easy machine to use. I really like the ease of use. They are making it better all the time. The updates have been really great. Just go for it! Have fun.

          3. Sherrill_Pryor | | #7

            *Thanks again!I am going to get it this morning:)Sherrill

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