Today, it’s all about the feet for the Husqvarna Viking H|Class 100Q sewing machine and all you ever wanted to know about them! Six feet are included with the machine, however you are not limited to those six feet as most of the accessory feet made for Husqvarna sewing machines will fit this model as well. A nice touch that the same feet used on the high end machines can be used on the entry level machine. If you own more than one Husqvarna Viking sewing machine this is AWESOME.
The process of changing feet is simple and requires no tools. I like that – no excuse for using the incorrect foot unless you can’t find the right foot, but I digress! Having the right foot is essential to getting the job done right.
Keep your feet in the tool box that comes with the machine and if (more like when) you reach the point that the number of feet you have will no longer fit in the tool box, then find yourself a container that you can keep all the feet in. this was one of the best time savers that I incorporated into my studio. I always know where my feet are!!!!!
The six feet that come with the H|Class 100 Q allows you to do a variety of tasks. let’s have a look at the feet…………….
I know – you are wondering what does that mean exactly? Here is a comparison of the two feet to help you understand the difference.
This foot also comes in handy when you are trying to stitch close to piping (although there are specialty feet made just for that purpose.)
The next foot is the Quilter’s 1/4″ Piecing Foot P and as a quilter, This style of foot is different from the one I normally use so I was curious to see how well it worked.
Another thing I want to mention about the Quilter’s 1/4″ Piecing Foot P. I just snap on the foot and go. There is NO need to remember to set the machine to stitch the 1/4″ seam – the foot is the guide. No mistakes! I LIKE that!!!
And how was the scant 1/4″? Well it was bang on. I took the seam and measured it with a ruler. The line of stitching (see the arrow in the photo) was placed under the 1/4″ line on the ruler and the seam allowance is scant. Just the way I like it!!!!
Even though there is an extension table that you can buy for the machine, the amount of space in front of the presser foot is sufficient that you don’t need the extension table for regular piecing. I love the extra space – almost FIVE inches from the needle to the front of the tool box. When you are piecing, you need some space in front of the needle to match up seams, line up the fabric and this five inches is fabulous!!!!!!!!!!
The last foot that comes with the H|Class 100 Q is the Buttonhole Slider Foot C.
I must admit that I needed the manual for this one and it took me a few minutes to figure it out. But once I did – it was easy to make the two types of button holes. Reading the manual is actually a good thing because I had inserted the button at the opposite end of the foot!!!!
The Husqvarna Viking H|Class 100 Q makes TWO different styles of buttonholes……………..
What I LOVED about this buttonhole maker is that you snapped the button in the slot on the foot and then the button became the guide for the length of the buttonhole. The Husqvarna Viking H|Class 100 Q then just stitched out the button hole and I didn’t have to figure out how many mm that button was – the Buttonhole foot just figured it out on its own.
You cannot beat that!!!!!!!!!!!!
And that is a brief overview of the six feet that come with the H|Class 100 Q. Don’t forget that yesterday I used the Edge Joining when I joined the pieces of batting.
Have a look at this link and you will see the HUGE variety of feet that you can use on this machine. All of a sudden, this entry level machine isn’t so entry level. Some of those feet can do amazing things – and all can be used on the H|Class 100 Q.
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There are so many features of the machine – I hope I can get it covered in one week. Stay tuned as I will be covering the quilting feet tomorrow.
I am off to play again!!!!
Have a great day!!!!!!!!!!!
You probably can help with this. I have a 100Q
When using foot A and doing a close zigzag stitch there is a piece of the upper thread that runs along under the top of t he stitch. It looks so neat that it seems intentional almost like you put it there with a hand needle. You can grab the piece of thread and pull it out but it is a real nuisance.
Any thoughts on what does this?
Hi Rose, this is hard to say without seeing the sample or the machine, the best suggestion I can give you is to bring a sample of the zigzag stitch-out to your dealer and ask if there’s an issue with your machine. Luckily the 100Q a light and portable machine, and can easily be brought in to the dealer at the same time as the sample to get it checked out. Another thing to consider is whether this is a recent issue or has the machine always stitched this way?
Such a great blog – thanks for all the info I learned loads.
It is always good to have a refresher course!