Wednesday, May 13, 2009

What can I do with a Ruffler?

The first thing that comes to mind is yards of yards of ruffles around a lovely child's dress. However, if you want something different - the sky is the limit. The ruffler just makes your job easier. This lovely ruffler handbag combined using my serger and ruffler. Both made the construction faster and easier. Once I had set my ruffler to the right fullness per inch, I had all of these done in no time. The edges are serged making it even faster. If you don't have a serger, you can double the width of your ruffler, fold the material in half, and then ruffler. You could also use your foot hemmer to hem the edges or zigzag them. The pattern is from Indygo Junction.

Love aprons? There are many books and patterns to choose from or just create your own. I used the tucker to give the middle pocket some depth and ruffled the top edge of the pocket. Ruffles all around and you are finished. This time the ruffler saved me quite a bit of time. Your ruffler will allow you to ruffler, while sewing on to another fabric, AND while adding your binding. One sewing step gave me the finished edge.

Try ruffling the edges of adorable pantalooms or to dress up your pillows.

Learning how to use your ruffler and all it can do will save you time and you will have fun in the process?

Not sure how to use your ruffler and no instructions? Pages 59 to 61 of The Sewing Machine Attachment Handbook will guide you through all the steps, giving visual photos you can follow.

I am now off to the Spring Quilt Market in Pittsburgh, PA! Along with sharing what these attachments will do in a short session, I will be browsing the wares to see what new sewing and quilting gadgets they have! What fun!

Happy Sewing & Quilting!

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