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Top 10 reasons why I LOVE the Husqvarna VIking H|Class 100Q

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?

NUMBER 10

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.

NUMBER 9

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.

The H Class 100Q helps to get an accurate 1/4" seam allowance.
The H Class 100Q helps to get an accurate 1/4″ seam allowance.

 

NUMBER 8

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.

Features on the Husqvarna Viking H|Class 100Q, FIX button and NEEDLE STOP UP/DOWN
Features on the Husqvarna Viking H|Class 100Q, FIX button and NEEDLE STOP UP/DOWN

 

NUMBER 7

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.

Feet included with the Husqvarna Viking H|Class 100Q entry level computer sewing machine.
Feet included with the Husqvarna Viking H|Class 100Q entry level computer sewing machine.

 

NUMBER 6

Free arm feature!

The ability to have a free arm. It may not be often that you want this feature, but it is sure handy when you need it.
The ability to have a free arm. It may not be often that you want this feature, but it is sure handy when you need it.

 

NUMBER 5

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.

For such a portable entry level machine, the Husqvarna VIking H|Class 100Q stitches are amazingly accurate and beautiful.
For such a portable entry level machine, the Husqvarna VIking H|Class 100Q stitches are amazingly accurate and beautiful.

 

NUMBER 4

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).

NUMBER 3

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.

Tried the various stitches on the Husqvarna Viking H|Class 100Q, appliqued flowers on quilt blocks. Fabulous stitching!
Tried the various stitches on the Husqvarna Viking H|Class 100Q, appliqued flowers on quilt blocks. Fabulous stitching!

 

NUMBER 2

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

Impressive extension table for the Husqvarna Viking H|Class 100Q.
Impressive extension table for the Husqvarna Viking H|Class 100Q.

 

NUMBER 1

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.

I took it to my sewing days at the local church...
I took it to my sewing days at the local church…

 

I took it to a five day sewing retreat...
I took it to a five day sewing retreat…

 

I sewed outside in the backyard with it...
I sewed outside in the backyard with it…

 

I even managed to get some sewing done in my studio with it.
I even managed to get some sewing done in my studio with it.

 

The hard case is a very welcome feature and definitely makes this a portable machine. It only weighs 15 pounds and let's not forget the comfortable carrying handle.
The hard case is a very welcome feature and definitely makes this a portable machine. It only weighs 15 pounds and let’s not forget the comfortable carrying handle.

 

I never had any concerns as I threw the machine into the car. It fits very nicely behind the seat and the hard cover means that I don't have to worry about things accidentally getting broken.
I never had any concerns as I threw the machine into the car. It fits very nicely behind the seat and the hard cover means that I don’t have to worry about things accidentally getting broken.

 

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!

Ciao!

Elaine Theriault is a teacher, writer and pattern designer who is completely obsessed with quilting. Elaine’s Tech Tips column (originally published in A Needle Pulling Thread magazine) is now available online in e-book format at QUILTsocial.com. 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 crazyquilteronabike.blogspot.com.

8 Comments

  1. K C Mellem

    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.

  2. Laurie Hokit

    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

    • 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

  3. Caroline

    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

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