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The New Designer Diamond by Husqvarna Viking

2nd August 2008

The New Designer Diamond by Husqvarna Viking

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I stopped in at the Viking Sewing Gallery the other day. I had sort of been avoiding the store because I just knew that if I saw the latest addition to its sewing/embroidery machine line up that I would be wanting one. The new Designer Diamond was introduced only a few short weeks ago and I have to say, it’s the biggest, non-professional machine I’ve seen.

For anyone that is interested in embroidery on pillows, bedding, or large items, this is definitely the machine for you. It accommodates the largest embroidery hoop out there. It truly is an amazing machine. But, for the selling price of over $8,000, it won’t be on my wish list. I found it to be too large, a bit overwhelming. I do use my machine to embroider, but I don’t find a need for anything as big as the Designer Diamond.

Instead, I will continue to pine for the Designer SE. These two machines have almost identical features, remember, the SE came out not too long before the Diamond. Yes, there are differences, but for me, the SE would be all I would ever need. I am looking into used machines, but I don’t know if anything will happen anytime soon. People are trading in their SE’s to get the new Diamond and I will keep my eye out on what is out there. I have owned my Platinum for almost 2 years now, so the trade in value isn’t too high. I might do better to sell it on my own, but that can also be a hassle. First, I’m going to get it in for a good cleaning and then I will think about it.

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  1. 1 On August 2nd, 2008, heidi said:

    It looks really nice. I am the worst seamstress but my mom enjoys sewing and embroidery. Sewing machines have come a long way!

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  2. 2 On August 3rd, 2008, lynne said:

    Heidi – I have known how to sew for as long as I can remember, but didn’t really get into it until a few years ago when my daughter wanted a Halloween costume. I made her one on my 25 year old machine. Not long after, I happened upon a sewing machine shop. I went in to buy a simple sewing machine. I wound up, after a couple of quick trade-ups, with my current sewing/embroidery machine. It’s been a ton of fun and I love sewing now!

  3. 3 On November 25th, 2009, Cam Tidwell said:

    I have the Designer I (3.5″ disk), the SE and the Diamond. The SE is the better machine. I have had continuing problems with the Diamond. Broken threads which it went in to be fixed, top thread being caught under the plate and having holes pulled in the material trying to get it out, mis-registering during large embrodering (stich file came with the machine), and broken needles. I have not had any of these problems with the SE which sews better than any machine I have had.