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brigita
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Date: 5/5/12 10:50 PM

Hello
I have probably silly question, but since I got my new sm, ruffle foot to it and a serger, I need some help to understand how to calculate and set ruffler foot, or serger for gathering.
I'm making knit bubble dress for my daughter. I have to ruffle top and bottom of the skirt. I know how to do it old fashion way, but how to know correct setting for my ruffling foot ? I know I can do samples, but it's going to ruin so much fabric and there is almost nothing left after cutting the dress
I hope a miracle formula exits to calculate correct amount of ruffles without waisting lots of fabric for samples

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I'm sorry for my poor grammar. English is not my first language.

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Date: 5/5/12 11:31 PM

I always have the same issue, I generally like a full ruffle so I have at least twice as much ruffle so a 2 to 1 ratio. Having said that different materials ruffle differently. I usually take a 10" strip and see how it gathers and then measure the finished length.

I have found several youtube videos that show you different ways to figure it out.

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Date: 5/5/12 11:59 PM

There is a discussion that is on the boards today on " A Ruffler foot for my SM $40". There is alot of information on adjusting the foot.

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-- Edited on 5/5/12 11:59 PM --

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brigita
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Date: 5/6/12 0:53 AM

Can you please specify where to look for that discussion ?

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Date: 5/6/12 6:53 AM

You can get a free PDF download here:
Ruffler unruffled

I still find it time consuming and tedious to try to adjust.

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Date: 5/6/12 11:57 AM

That attachment about ruffler foot is AWESOME, but I'm wondering if there is something similar out there for sergers?? I prefer to use that (faster), but have the same issues about setting the differential correctly, etc.

Anybody know of any resources out there about the serger & ruffling/gathering??

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Date: 5/6/12 12:43 PM

Last fall I took a class at the local sewing dealer's shop on making a tiered, ruffled skirt to attach to a girl's t-shirt. The focus was on mastering the ruffler foot on our own machines. It was a great experience and the little dresses were just so danged cute. I highly recommend these kinds of classes to help demystify sewing tools and techniques.

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Date: 5/7/12 2:03 PM

This is the link: http://sewing.patternreview.com/cgi-bin/sewingclasses/board.pl?t=14575
Or just look on the Patterns and Notions board.

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Date: 5/7/12 6:48 PM

Thanks you all. I'm going to try it this evening.

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I'm sorry for my poor grammar. English is not my first language.

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Date: 6/3/12 11:49 AM

For sergers, I think some have a gathering foot, I think you can also take advantage of a differential feed, and sew a gathered layer to a straight piece.




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