The name Husqvarna Viking is one of the most renowned brands for sewing machines. The brand name is almost synonymous with quality. We’re here today to give you a review of the Opal 690Q Viking Sewing Machine. Here’s the top five reasons why we love it:
Over 200-built in stitches
The Opal 690Q Viking sewing machine features a whopping total of 208 built-in stitches. That huge number already provides a great versatility of stitches. Stitch options include utility stitches, quilt, decorative and 7-mm stitches. It also has four different programmable alphabets for monogramming.
Additionally, each individual stitch can be adjusted. You can change both the width and length. This gives you virtually endless options! If you need a machine that gives you versatility, the Opal 640Q Viking sewing machine is a great choice for you.
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The Stop Function
It is seemingly a very simple feature, yet very useful. It is a shame how this feature is still a rarity among so many sewing machines nowadays.
As an example of this function, imagine you are sewing a decorative stitch, and you want to end that stitch. Or, you want to just stitch out one single decorative unit. The stop button will eliminate a lot of headaches associated with these kinds of situation, and the best part is, as you press the stop button, the 690Q Viking sewing machine will automatically tie off the thread. A very useful feature!
The Sewing Advisor
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Smart sewing machine is indeed the current trend nowadays, as with many smart appliances, devices, and home technologies. Having a smart assistant or advisor to set up your sewing machine every time you boot it up is surely a nice feature to have, and the Opal 690Q Viking sewing machine offers one of the best smart assistant features.
With the Opal 690Q, you simply input the type of fabric you are currently using, the style of stitching you intend, and the sewing advisor will set up the required foot pressure, tension, stitch lengths, and any other variables you will need. Not to mention, the touchscreen control with a stylus is intuitive and responsive. While there are over 200 different stitch options, they are very intuitively designed so that you will not be confused with the control.
The versatility it provides is simply amazing, and of course, you can still override your function for those who prefers manual setup and fine tuning.
The Ergonomics Extension Table
The ergonomics, curved design of the extension table is not only pleasing on the eye but also for functional purposes. The curve is designed to be ergonomics for your arms, eliminating strain or stress so you can sew for a prolonged time.
Again, this is seemingly a small detail but can make a huge difference for efficiency. This extension table will also help you with any drag when sewing big pieces, like when you are quilting. A beautiful yet functional design, and definitely worth a praise.
Ease of Use
In our opinion, no matter how feature-rich a sewing machine, how it can incorporate 1000+ stitch options, and how well-designed it is, it will lose its value if it is not easy to use even for beginners.
With that being said, the learning curve associated with the Opal 690Q Viking sewing machine is very accessible. You can even go as far as to say that the Opal 690Q is a plug and play machine. Simply take it out of the box, plug it in, and you can start to sew.
The only thing you might need to get used to is the stitch width adjustment, but even that is relatively accessible. Not to mention, the instruction manual provided with the Opal 690Q Viking sewing machine is very intuitive, and you can appreciate all the nice features this machine has after spending just a little while with the manual.