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.
Have a great day!
I am thinking of buying this sewing machine and I found your post really useful. Do you happen to know the maximum stitch per minute speed? I can’t seem to find this information anywhere. Also, are there any drawbacks?
Bridget – I’m not sure what the maximum stitch per minute is, but this is an entry-level sewing machine so it’s not going to be as fast as the higher-end machines. As far as drawbacks, I do believe that the machine is no longer produced, but it’ll still be supported. If you’re interested in speed, I would definitely test it out thoroughly with the type of sewing/quilting that you do to make sure that you won’t be disappointed because you bought a machine that you will quickly outgrow. Good luck with the shopping. Elaine
I would like to make cloth wrapped rope coil baskets with used oxygen tubing instead of rope. the lubing is semi-ridged but pliable. Do you think I can use my Husqvana 100Q without doing it any harm?
Hmm – that’s a good question. I’m not sure. It would depend on how pliable the tubing is. I would try a large needle and do a small sample to see what happens. Let me know – I’d love to see it!
I have purchased this machine and wonder whether an acrylic table extender is available for it. I know that there is one available for purchase at many stores, but it is not the larger, clear acrylic one that is available for more expensive Husquarna machines. I’ve inquired at two branches of the store where I bought it. The clerk at one told me that the clear acrylic extender is not available. The clerk at the other store said that it is, but that I should search online and order it there. Online, I haven’t found one that identifies the Husquarna H Class 100Q as a machine that it will fit.
Thank you for asking: There is a specific extension table that is available for the Husqvarna Viking H Class 100Q. Give your dealer Part #920363096 and they will be able to order it for you. You can view it at http://www.husqvarnaviking.com/Accessories#.1151.945.
There is a specific extension table that is available for the Husqvarna Viking H Class 100Q. Give your dealer Part #920363096 and they will be able to order it for you. You can view it at http://www.husqvarnaviking.com/Accessories#.1151.945.
Hello Elaine. I bought my 100Q in April and love it too. But mine didn’t come with the robin cover with the 1/4 inch seam guide line. Did that come with your machine, or did you purchase it separately? And if you did purchase it separately would you tell me where that is so I can get one too? I’d love to have one. Thank you. Laurie
Hmm – I didn’t add anything to my 100Q so it must have come with that little plastic bobbin cover with the 1/4″ marking on it. I will check and see if later models didn’t ship with this plate. I would check with your local Husqvarna dealer to see if you could purchase it as I really love that feature. Thanks for following QUILTSocial.com. Elaine
Laurie – I checked about the plastic bobbin case cover with the red line on it. It would appear that they have changed the cover. I would still check with your local dealer to make sure you can buy one. Otherwise, I would make my own mark on that cover. Use something like a thin strip of a sticky label and place it on top of the plastic or underneath it. Make sure it is only on the bobbin case cover so the cover is still easy to remove. If the thin strip is on the top, not only will it be a visual guide, but also a physical barrier for your fabric. Good luck – send me a picture of what you come up with. Elaine
I love it too! Great stitches and oh so portable!
Caroline – I’m late in responding to your comment about the 100Q. It is indeed a wonderful machine and so portable. Thanks for following us on QUILTSocial. Elaine