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stitcher | Posted in Equipment and Supplies on

Has anyone used the Fabric mover and stitch regulator for Husqvarna Viking? What do you think of it?

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  1. MaryinColorado | | #1

    I considered it too, but at $1200.00, I thought it very overpriced!  I am the very happy owner of three Husq/Viking machines but I think the corporation has gotten greedy with thier pricing the last few years.  Guess they aren't concerned about it....yet! 

    I am thinking of buying a quilters table and using my regular machine, or investing in a long arm quilter.  If I am really lucky, maybe I'll find a gently used one!  Mary

    1. maggiecoops | | #2

      Hi Mary, I agree with you about the pricing. It seems every time a slight modification or new function is added to a machine, the price gets hiked up.

      I remember how the knitting machine was the goose that laid the golden egg. The manufacturers got so greedy, that eventually they killed the market. Women could not see how a manufacturer could justify the relaunch of a model with maybe one modification, and then ask ridiculous prices. They just stopped buying and overnight the knitting machine industry disapeared. 

       Now it's the turn of computerised sewing and embroidery machines to be the goose, but if the manufacturers arent careful they'll end up cooking it.  I know there are those who simply must have the latest model, but for each one of those there's a dozen or more who shake their heads and wait for one to show up in the for sale ads or E Bay.

      I like the fabric mover a chap in the states is marketing, 2 lengths of tube, a couple of handles some batoning and 30 minutes of  attaching the fabric and batting. No way is he asking a fortune.

      1. MaryinColorado | | #3

        Those look great don't they?  I need something very ergonomic though so will just dream of "some day" for now....Mary

      2. Curiospat | | #4

        Oh, yes I agree on the latest embroider/sewing machines.  The one our sewing group saw recently was just  a ridiculous price and the software, oh well.  No one purchased it at the embr. demo meeting, but the latest Viking did get the oooh and ahhh's.  Yet all of our small group agrees the wow prices are too out there!

        curiospat

        1. MaryinColorado | | #5

          The prices of the home machines are up there with the industrials it seems to me.  Then you have to consider the cost of the software, hoops, etc.  I just bought a Husq/Viking hoop for my old Designer I that was $175.00 because it will be easier on my arthrits.  Rediculous price huh?  Plus I had to pay to upgrade the machine and embroidery unit so it will work.  They didn't tell me it may take 2 weeks until I called 3 days later to see if it was in. 

          I just answered a questionnaire from Husq/Viking and told them what I think of thier profit margin!  These companies will end up pricing themselves out of business unless they recognise the plight of us consumers!  Mary

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