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Viking Rose

by Cynthia

I bought this machine after a traumatic time in my life after caring for my Mom and brother. I lost them both within 2 months, and I cared for them for 5 months.

It was at the tail end of a quilt show, and they offered a very good price so they wouldn't have to take it back to the store.

It was a mistake--a very costly mistake.

The store ended up going out of business before I could get classes done. Little did I know at the time, but the machine was already out-dated to the point that I could not get programs online because the technology was outdated. I like the way it sews, but I wanted to do embroidery with it also. I bought a reader/writer box to be able to download programs, and have never been able to get it to work. Now the computer programs are so far advanced that it makes it useless.

I don't think I would ever buy a Viking again.

Sadly machines are so high priced that the home sewer/quilter cannot realistically afford them.

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Apr 20, 2019
Love my Viking Rose
by: Celeste

I bought my Rose in 2001. To this day (4-20-2019) I have never had any problems with it! It sews just as well as the day I bought it!

I was a big quilter then and only used the embroidery unit 10 times. I actually just put my unit on for the first time in 13 years and it ran perfectly! Wish I could share the video here of it running & photos of my finished project.

Yes, this machine is outdated, but technology changes so fast it is hard for any machine to be compatible with every change.

Jan 16, 2016
Viking Rose Embroidery Unit
by: Helen

I've had my Rose since 2004, bought in a runnout sale and not told it would be very outdated very quickly. The card reader hasn't worked since I bought a new computer, even with a 'patch' sent to me by Husqvarna. 3D software works fine but not the reader. I do have lots of cards though and decided to start embroidering, after 3 goes and some lovely work, the unit died!!!! So frustrated and disappointed. Trying to find a replacement embroidery unit here in Australia as I really like my Rose, but may have to give up and just upgrade, when I can afford. Anyone in US got one they don't use ???

Mar 04, 2013
Viking Rose
by: Anonymous

I also have the Viking Rose, and never use the embroidery stuff on it. I had an old one, and it was a work horse with a tough motor. I like the old school sewing machines, because everything is plastic now and cheaply made for the price. The bobbin always jams also. I just like straight sewing.

Jul 06, 2012
Help with the Rose
by: Tracy

I have the next step up from that and my Aunt has yours and still uses her embroidery unit today.

My old computer that ran the software broke so I found and older laptop with the right software. You can still save yourself. Look for a computer on Craigslist that has like windows 95 or whatever the Rose calls for. You can still buy designs for it, too.

My aunt bought a magic box to convert files to her card as well. Mine came with the reader. Once you get the older computer and update it with your software, NEVER, use the internet again on it. We use a new computer and save the new designs on a flash drive and then plug it into the older one to use it. I didn't use mine for 4 yrs and have bought 3 new designs to use!

I don't think it's just Viking, ALL new sewing machines are computers and are out dated really fast.

Give it a shot, I know I love my embroidery unit and am glad to have it back in use! Have you seen the cost of a new machine? I got mine 8 years ago with a serger included for $1,200. The new machines are that without a embroidery unit!

Hang in there. It took me and my husband 6 months to find what we needed. I know your pain!

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