I have spent quite a bit of time sewing on the Husqvarna Viking H|Class 100Q. As I mentioned before I’m a bit of a sewing machine snob. I bet you are wondering why I would purchase this entry level computer sewing machine.
I created my top 10 list of things that I love about the H|Class 100Q. Check them out. Can you guess what my NUMBER ONE reason is?
There is little or no learning curve. I opened the box, plugged the machine in, turned it on and started to sew. It was refreshing to not have to puzzle over how to do something. For a new sewist, this is going to be an awesome feature.
I love the little red line on the plastic bobbin cover. This line helps me to line up my fabric for 1/4″ seam allowance way before the pieces get to the needle. A small feature, but a brilliant design.
I love the FIX button and the NEEDLE STOP UP/DOWN features.
The FIX button is fabulous and pretty much essential if you are doing applique, while the NEEDLE STOP UP/DOWN is a must have for piecing, applique and many other applications. Those two are a MUST HAVE on any machine.
The feet are interchangeable with the other Husqvarna Viking sewing machines. This is a definite plus if you already have Husqvarna Viking products. I was able to use my walking foot, free motion foot and many other feet as I tried out various techniques on the Husqvarna Viking H|Class 100Q.
Free arm feature!
Nice variety of decorative stitches available. All of the decorative stitches (and the non-decorative stitches) can be further changed by altering the width and length. Some of the stitches could be adjusted up to 7 MM wide.
There is a nice chart in the User’s Guide outlining all the information for the stitches. A nice touch.
Using a small lever behind the tool box, it’s possible to lower the feed teeth for free motion work.
This is not always an option on an entry level machine and I certainly welcomed the ability to lower the feed teeth rather than covering them (as is the case on some machines).
The applique stitches are awesome. I did fusible applique and finished the edges with blanket stitch and satin stitch and both were fabulous. I did some invisible applique and the results were as good as my home machine.
NO extension table is necessary.
I did not have an extension table (although one is available) for the duration of my sewing on this machine. Not once did I feel like I needed one. I would recommend having the extension table for free motion work as it provides more space for your hands and work to sit on.
For regular piecing – the tool box cover in front provides ample additional work space
And the Number 1 reason why I love this machine is portability! Not only is the machine extremely friendly for carting around, but add in the functionality of it and the total package is pretty hard to beat.
So YES – I’m now the proud owner of the Husqvarna Viking H|Class 100Q. It’s going to serve me well and fits a need that I had (portability and functionality). I’m so excited!!
I will be back in a couple of weeks with a great new product for you to enjoy. Thanks for following along and don’t forget to send in your completed journal covers so we can post them. I hope you enjoyed reading the review the top 10 reasons why I love the Husqvarna Viking H|Class 100Q as much as I enjoyed preparing it.
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