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It`s all about the FEET for the Husvqarna Viking H Class 100Q sewing machine

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 Presser Foot Ankle that the feet snap into.

The presser feet have a small metal bar

That snaps into the slot on the Presser Foot Ankle. A quick tug and the foot comes off.

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…………….

Utility Foot A – general purpose foot used for straight stitching and zigzag stitching

Presser Foot B – used for any stitch that requires extra height to accommodate the thickness of the stitch such as a satin stitch

I know – you are wondering what does that mean exactly?  Here is a comparison of the two feet to help you understand the difference.

On the left is Utility Foot A and Presser Foot B is on the right. See the wide groove on the bottom of Presser Foot B? that is extremely useful for doing satin stitch or close zigzag.

The satin stitch is a fairly dense stitch which is thick. If you use the Utility Foot A, the thickness of the satin stitch has no room to form properly under the foot. If you use Presser foot B when you satin stitch, the groove on the underside of the foot allows the fabric and the satin stitch to flow freely underneath preventing any jamming. A small detail, but can make the difference between a nice satin stitch and a mess!!!!!!!!!!!!

Blind Hem Foot D – used to stitch blind hems on garments

Zipper Foot E – this foot has a left and a right side to it. Have a look – there are TWO bars on this foot.

You can sew one side of the zipper on – see how the Zipper Foot E follows along on the zipper tape, while the foot does not come anywhere near the zipper teeth.

Then I just switch the position of the Zipper Foot E to the opposite side of the Presser Foot Ankle and then I can stitch the other side of the zipper as well.

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.

Quilter’s 1/4″ Piecing Foot P

The Quilter’s 1/4″ Piecing Foot P has two widths. The first part of the foot – the narrow edge at the front is the guide for the 1/4″ seam. Did you notice that the foot gets wider just before the needle hole? At that point, there is no need for a guide, but the wider foot helps to keep the fabric against the feed dogs giving you a better stitch. A very NICE touch!!!

See how the fabric is lined up with the edge of the foot? Well it gets BETTER!!!!

Can you see that red vertical line on the CLEAR bobbin case? It is hard to see in the picture, but it says 1/4″. YES – there is a super guide to help you get that 1/4″ seam lined up BEFORE you even get to the foot. Small attention to detail like this is brilliant. So there is NO need to mark that bobbin case cover with tape or pen or whatever else people have been marking with in order to help them achieve an accurate (scant) 1/4″ seam. I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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!!!

Speaking of feed dogs – do you see how they line up with the 1/4″ Piecing Foot? That means you are getting good solid contact between the foot and the feed dogs to help with the even feeding of the faric. A must if you want a nice straight stitch.

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!!!!

Scant 1/4″ seam allowance – another test that the H|Class 100 Q passed with flying colours!

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!!!!!!!!!!

There is almost FIVE inches of surface from the needle to the edge of the tool box.

The last foot that comes with the H|Class 100 Q is the Buttonhole Slider Foot C.

The Buttonhole Slider Foot C – I have a button inserted here so you can see where the button goes.

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 manual is not large which makes for a quick and easy read (I really did learn a lot from it). I was able to find the answers to all my questions in the well written manual. .

The Husqvarna Viking H|Class 100 Q makes TWO different styles of buttonholes……………..

Button hole for regular fabric

Buttonhole for heavier fabrics

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. 

And I used the Open Toe Appliqué Foot when I did the invisible appliqué.

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!!!!!!!!!!!


Husqvarna Viking H|Class 100 Q

Elaine Theriault is a teacher, writer and pattern designer who is completely obsessed with quilting. She is a teaching specialist at Northcott and loves going to work in a warehouse full of fabric. Elaine’s Tech Tips column (originally published in A Needle Pulling Thread magazine) is now available online in e-book format at When not quilting, she enjoys spending time with her two dogs, Lexi and Murphy, or can be found cycling across the country. Her blog is


  1. Rose Quinn

    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?

  2. Pauline

    Such a great blog – thanks for all the info I learned loads.

  3. Catherine

    It is always good to have a refresher course!

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