Two feet I have used a lot…. especially during the “Dorothy Ruffle Curtain” era are the hemmer and ruffler. Remember these??I’m not saying this is coming back, but I do see more and more ruffles…. Ruffles are popular again and these two feet make the job a breeze!
It is a bit tricky at first to get the hang of this foot. Using a straight on grain cut (it’s not a good idea to start to learn this foot with a bias cut) gives you the best results.Place the fabric in the opening of the slot and slowly start to sew. I keep my thumb in the fold to keep the fabric feeding evenly into the guide. This guide rolls the fabric over for a clean finish, and depending on the size of the guide is the size of your rolled hem. This is about a 1/4″ rolled hem when completed. The big trick here is to sew slowly and guide the fabric into the foot evenly.
There are two places to attach this foot to the machine. the first place is the foot bar where you attach all your other feet, the second is placing the fork arm on the the needle clamp bar. It is easiest to raise your take up lever to the highest point. Attach the fork arm over the needle clamp then slide the shank into position and tighten the screws to secure the foot.
Most ruffler’s have a few setting on the front. There are four slots with the number 0,12,6,1. When you select the 0 setting your ruffler will not engage or make ruffles. The 12 setting is for a “pleated look” at every 12th stitch a pleat is made with the ruffling blade. The 6 is for a pleat at every 6th stitch and the 1 is for a gathered effect on every stitch. These can be modified by stitch length.
Naturally I thought of something after I’m about finished with this particular blog…so back to the ruffler… I’m using an old sheet to make a new pillow case with ruffles… I used the ends that were already hemmed to make the ruffles so I didn’t use the hemmer on this project.
Two rows of ruffles
And now I’m ready to link up to White Wednesday over at Faded Charm!I alos linked up over at: http://junkintheirtrunk.blogspot.com/
Hope you enjoy!