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Date: 9/3/12 1:12 PM

We were missing a Viking love thread, and I know there are Viking lovers out and about...I love my 770. Come on and speak up! Who loves their Sapphire, or the Diamond, or the Emerald, or the vintage machines?

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Date: 9/3/12 1:13 PM

Well, it seems like every other brand has a love thread. There must be some of us out there who love our Vikings new and old. I've currently got a Designer Ruby that I absolutely adore :hug:.

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Date: 9/3/12 1:13 PM

WOW...I just this minute started the same thread! HAHAhaha.....I will ask the mods to make the threads one...

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Subject: Husqvarna Viking Love.... Date: 9/3/12 1:15 PM

I had the same idea as you. I love my Ruby. I'll see if I can get a picture posted (umm. . . after I finish the laundry that I'm supposed to be doing right now )

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Date: 9/3/12 1:16 PM

Thanks!!!

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Subject: Topic merged Date: 9/3/12 2:50 PM

Topic merged from Husqvarna Viking Love.... into Viva Viking

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Date: 9/3/12 3:12 PM

Hi! I too love my Vikings! I come from a long line of sewers, and have been sewing since I was 9. Many long years ago! I bought my own first Viking sewing machine...a Viking with cams when I was 19. I worked all summer and saved my cash up to buy it. Over the years I have had other Vikings...the 1+ (which I sold a couple years ago..miss it), the D1 (my daughter now has this). I have tried others, like some Brothers, Janomes, Berninas, Pfaffs before I bought the Diamond, which is a fabulous machine, and my goto machine for almost everything. It helps that most of the feet I have purchased for my previous machines can be used on the Diamond....

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Date: 9/3/12 3:41 PM

Yep, I love my Viking. It is the Interlude 445. It came out just before the Platinum models and it also has the Sewing Adviser though the Interlude 435 model below it does not.
I think it is such a pretty machine in light silvery blue highlights. I love the taper stitch button on this machine. It is the only one of my machines that has this feature.
My bigger Brother Q machine is the same silvery blue color and both machines look very pretty when set up together.
My 445 has the most delicate looking deco stitches of all of my machines. It also does perfect no fuss buttonholes and even a straight stitch button hole for leather and to run ribbon through. It just has this uniqueness to it that I appreciate so much.
I think most Viking owners feel the same about their Swedish machines.

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Date: 9/3/12 3:56 PM

I love the sound of Viking machines - And, the optima 150 I had was the first machine I totally fell in love with.

The "up front" placement of the needle is also a great design.

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Date: 9/3/12 4:18 PM

So glad to see this thread. We needed it! My Viking experience began with a D1. I also consider that my introduction into serious sewing. I've traded my way along the Designer trail except skipped the first Diamond and now have the DDD. I'm really amazed that it has taken all these years for Viking's wonderful auto presser foot to begin showing up in other brands Was that a patent issue?

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