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WendyD71 | Posted in Equipment and Supplies on

Hello!!  I’m new here and need some help choosing a new sewing machine.  I currently have a Singer.  I’ve recently started to machine quilt and would like to upgrade.  I’ve looked at Baby Lock and Husqvarna.  Does anyone use either machine?  Any good or bad comments?





  1. Linny | | #1

    Great question Wendy.

    I am also thinking of getting a new sewing machine.  Somehow, the Tension control fell out of my back up machine.. which is totally mystifying.

    (Sewing shop says they would have to take it apart, and I am thinking the repair costs could make a nice start toward a replacement.)


  2. Elisabeth | | #2

    I love my two older Viking/Husquvarna machines. You don't hear very many complaints from Viking owners. You might also look at Pfaff for the dual feed feature which is nice to keep your layers from shifting. Bernina is a popular model with quilters as well. All three brands are excellent.

  3. suesew | | #3

    I also love my Vikings, but buy from a reputable dealer not from Kmart or so.

  4. mimi | | #4

    Wendy:  I recently purchased a Viking 730, from a Viking dealer.  I love it!  It makes everything extremely easy; a video comes with the machine so you can actually see what the features do and how to use them.  Owners classes are a part of the purchase price and I will start these this coming week.

    I sewed with a Singer for twelve years (used, I bought this with my first paycheck) and then a Kenmore (new) for about 18 more years.  The Kenmore just went down to my daughter in Atlanta.  I bought her a Singer at WalMart last Christmas, which was a totally unusable machine and a waste of money.  The Kenmore still worked, except for the reverse button.

    Go with a Viking, you will not be disappointed!


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