Husqvarna Viking Designer Diamond
Reviewer: Carolyn Beam
MSRP $9,499 (prices vary by dealer) husqvarnaviking.com
Husqvarna Viking listened to thousands of sewers before creating their new jewel, the Designer Diamond. This top-of-the-line sewing and embroidery machine is full of new conveniences and capabilities, setting a new standard for home sewing machines. It's easy to become familiar with this machine by keeping the handy "quick guides" at your side to learn the different buttons and icons.
Customer favorites are standard features on this machine. These include a separate motor to wind the bobbin, selective thread cutter, self-adjusting thread tension, sewing without the foot control and adjustable speed for both sewing and embroidery.
Boasting the longest free arm and largest embroidery area in the home sewing industry-the Designer Diamond is the ultimate choice for all of your big quilts or home decorating projects. Navigation is easy using the largest interactive screen with the highest resolution in the industry.
The exclusive Sensor System senses the thickness of your fabric and continuously adjusts the machine for perfect even feeding. The presser foot automatically lifts and lowers to four different positions-down, pivot, up and extra lift. The teeth of the feeddogs automatically lower to accommodate thicker fabrics or quilts. Perfect sewing every time is a snap!
The Sewing Advisor guides you to the best stitch (including width and length), thread tension, sensor foot pressure and sewing speed for every sewing application. The Embroidery Advisor recommends the needle, stabilizer and top and bottom thread best suited for your fabric. Have a question? You can touch Quick Help along with any stitch, function or icon for an explanation.
Built-in time savers, while in embroidery mode, include cutting embroidery jump stitches automatically while pulling the thread tail to the back and sorting colors to eliminate some thread changes. Embroidery designs, along with any changes you've made, are saved when you stop embroidering, so there's no guesswork when embroidery is resumed.
With the new technology and time-saving additions included in the Designer Diamond, you'll be creating masterpieces in no time.