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Message Board > Quilters' Corner > your opinion of Viking 875 please. ( Moderated by Sharon1952)

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your opinion of Viking 875 please.
what domestic machine do you piece & quilt on?
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Date: 5/23/12 1:38 AM

I have been searching for a domestic machine to quilt the quilt on. I'm seriously considering the Viking 875. Sounds like the thread problems have been resolved so that doesn't concern me. What I would like to know is; is the 10" throat large enough andwhat are the "quilting stitches" the talk about? It doesn't appear that the addional stitches they offer will be of any benefit since they aren't any larger than 7mm.

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Date: 5/24/12 0:21 AM

I test drove the 875 a couple of months ago when looking for a machine I could leave set up to free motion quilt with. I liked everything about the machine, lots of nice features. I already own a Viking Designer SE.

The Viking's 'floating' foot is an automatic knee lift really, my Designer has it, love it! Auto cutter is wonderful to have on any machine. I feel the 10 in harp is definitely big enough, most people only have 7 1/2 to 9 inches and turn out amazing quilts! The 875 has 175 stitches and 20 memories to store your favorite stitch patterns, that's plenty for most sewists.

The 'quilting' stitches that come to mind are: the one that will set the needle to the 1/4 inch place left of the edge of the foot for piecing. The other stitch, used in conjunction with nylon thread in the bobbin, will produce a somewhat 'hand quilting' look. I've seem some good examples of it online. Then there is the applique or blanket stitch and fancy stitches for crazy quilting. Lots to play with!

I ended up going with a Janome Horizon 7700QPC though as I got a really good after show special price, and it had the knee lift, thread cutter, auto plate converter and Accufeed features, plus the 11 inch harp. However, if I had not been able to get the 7700 I would have definitely been leaning towards the 875.

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Date: 5/24/12 8:20 AM

I would recommend the 7700 also. I don't have one but all I've heard and read about it, it seems like an awesome machine.

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Date: 5/24/12 9:28 AM

I am assuming you want the larger harp for free motion quilting because you can piece quilts on any size machine. I piece on a Bernina Activa 230 but free motion quilt on a straight stitch only Janome 1600P with a 9 inch harp that has more height to the harp also. It is more than adequate. I had a Sapphire 850 which I liked but didn't love. Because the bobbin is a drop in it means there is not a direct thread feed to the needle. The thread bends around pretty aggressively and for me I could definitely feel the drag. I noticed this on the Horizon last year when I took a class using this machine at Quilt Festival. A full rotary or a CB hook sit vertically under the needle and make free motion quilting much easier and more fluid. If you already have another machine you like for piecing then look at the Juki, or Janome or Brother 9 inch machines. By the way these machines piece beautifully and can power through many layers . I have made awesome fabric purses with this type of machine.
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Date: 5/26/12 1:59 AM

Thanks so much for your feedback. Think I'll check out the Janome 7700. I was really all ready to buy this week but decided I didn't need to be in a hurry. Hey, I may be back with more questions. Thanks again, Ladies! :-)

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Date: 5/26/12 1:59 AM

Thanks so much for your feedback. Think I'll check out the Janome 7700. I was really all ready to buy this week but decided I didn't need to be in a hurry. Hey, I may be back with more questions. Thanks again, Ladies! :-)

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