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Viking Iris

moonphase | Posted in Equipment and Supplies on

Been thinking about dabbling in embroidery a little and want a sewing and embroidery machine combo. I like the idea of having a Viking. Does anyone here have the Iris? Is it a sturdy work horse type machine ? Can it be used for all types of home decorating as well as embroidery? Views  on any and all Viking machines would be welcome.

 

 

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  1. SewTruTerry | | #1

    I don't really know much about the Iris but I have the Rose and the D1 and love them both.  In fact I am currently looking into getting another D1 if possible.  I really abuse my machines and they just keep coming back for more.  I have had my Rose since 1998 and it has only been in the shop once for the presser foot sensor gave out on it.  My D1 has only had the bobbin winder replaced 2 times.  The first time was under warranty the second it cost $50 to replace but when you consider the total cost of the machine and the sheer number of hours that I run them I think you would agree that they are good machines.  Also when I bought my Rose the Viking 1+ was considered to be a best buy by Consumer Reports so I guess you can't go to wrong.

    1. Kiley | | #2

      Viking has the new Scandinavia line. The Scandinavia 300 is said to be the same machine as the Iris. All I know about it is what I have seen on line. It has the embroidery capability and the site shows what designs are built in. It does not offer many stitches. In fact the model under the 300 which is the 200 has a bigger stitch pkg with some attractive stitches not offered in the 300. Where I live these machines are on sale at this time at a rather good price for Viking. I don't know if we are allowed to quote prices on this thread but the 300 is offered now on sale for less than $1000. On this machine you can lower the feed plus the 300 states in the ad that it has auto self adjusting threading for perfect embroidery and sewing. The other 2 models do not state that they have auto tension.nor do they embroider. The model 100 is mechanical, the 200 computrized, the 300 computrized/embroidery. I have not seen the 300 it is not at my delears on display. The owner is the person that mentioned it was just like the Iris.

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