Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Viking 6000 something

Sometime in 1979 or 1980 I traded in my Kenmore for a Viking 6000 something.  I can't remember the exact model number.   I had that machine for years.  I wish I still had it.  I gave it to a co-worker when Mom bought the Viking Quilt Designer for me.  I thought it was frivolous to have two machines.  That was about 12 years ago.  I wish I still had the Kenmore and the Viking.  What great machines.  I upgraded to a Designer II.  I am not in love with that machine. 

Yesterday I was shopping for a storage cabinet for my fabric. I want to be able to see it.  I am hoping that something like a glass door armoire or hutch would work.  I went to Sal's (Salvation Army) in search of something used....  No luck with the furniture.  But when I rounded the corner to exit an aisle I saw a bin and immediately recognized its contents:
That is a roman shade that I made about 1993 or 1994.  I used the Viking.  I looked at the stitches.  Nice and straight.  Wish I still had the machine.

I know how the shades (there are two more) ended up at Sal's.  Finally someone where I used to live got tired of them, took them down and donated them.  I wasn't sad.  I was pleased, and somewhat surprised,  to see that they were so well made.  Like I said, I wish I still had that machine.....


  1. Possible made from a sheet set? A similar patterned fabric has graced my daughter's bed since she was a tot...

  2. You'll find one of those machines. I found one a while back at a thrift store for $25. I got it home and found it would only sew in right needle position. (apparently a problem with these machines) I found a youtube video on how to repair, but that difficult a repair was above my paygrade, so I sold it in parts on ebay and made out pretty well. The foot pedal was fantastic on that one. Just when I think the thrift stores machines are crappy or overpriced I come across something wonderful. Last week I found a Kenmore 10301 for $12.50. I do know someone who has one of the Vikings. It's locked up just like the one I had. She admits to having way too many machines, doesn't like Vikings, so you might get a deal.

    1. I have one. It only runs in reverse......But I have the service manual, courtesy Bill Holman on Yahoo Group. What a guy...

  3. I just heated up a JCPenney sewing machine a week or so ago that was stuck in reverse, and got it loose. I think I DID learn
    that from you, dear one! ;)