This machine is amazing. Had it for 16 years. Never needed service, never refused to sew what I wanted.
With routine maintenance it has given me amazing service. When my mother passed I got her Bernina 820. That machine is bad news!
It is in the shop more often than on the sewing table. I will NEVER trade or give away my #1+. Best thing viking ever made. Best money I ever spent.
From the Editor: I TOTALLY agree with you, Lillian!
My Viking #1+ was my first computerized machine back in 1992. It is an amazing workhorse. Didn't trade it in when I got my D1 and then my SE because it's just so perfect.
I can't tell you how many Criswell Embroidery Snowflakes I've made on it, too. Every year during the Christmas season, I set it up at the kitchen table. It embroiders the stand-alone lace ornaments while I bake the Christmas cookies. That's my favorite kind of 'multi-tasking'! :)
So glad to read you've had the same wonderful experience with it!
~ Julie Baird