I’ve had my ruffler foot for almost 2 years now and keep telling myself I need to play with it – I mean really spend some time making mistakes, seam ripping, and figuring things out. I finally had a chance this weekend! First up, let me introduce to you Ms. Ruffler:
Looks like some sort of instrument of torture, doesn’t it? But it’s really fun, once you get the hang of it. I can adjust the ruffle length to create a pleat every 12 stitches, 6 stitches, or with every stitch. See the little adjustable thingy?
The only thing I don’t like about it is that it’s kind of loud, making me think there’s something wrong with my machine. Here it is in action.
You see, I want to eventually make a quilt for the guest bed and I would love to bind it with a short ruffle (like this one). I looked through a ton of my sewing books and online and couldn’t find good instructions to make a ruffle binding for a quilt. I’m open to ideas! After expending a whole lot of mental energy and lots of trail and error, I was able to figure out a way to do it on a mini quilt, attaching some binding on top of the ruffle, then attaching the binding to the back.
But I think there must be a better way. Below is the finished product on some of the books that are normally great resources.
And close up.
Now to psych myself up for making a full-sized quilt!!