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Date: 8/31/13 7:30 PM

I'm trying to complete this petticoat pattern using a ruffler.

The instruction booklet says

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Attach the Ruffler Pleater Foot, set the number of pleats to 6 (1 every 6 stiches), and the pleat depth to 3.


However, my particular Ruffler (Bernina Foot #86) has only a screw to set pleat depth-- no markings present. Because of the context of the instructions I think it's important to use a pleat depth of 3, but does she mean a depth of three stitches lengths, or what?

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Bernina B330
Feet: 1,2,3,3A,4,5,7,8,10,13,16,18,20, 29,32,35,37,50,64,70,71,82,85,86, 92

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Date: 8/31/13 7:37 PM

Apparently, the Janome Ultimate Ruffler has a depth guage, which you can see in this picture. Click on the picture for a fuller explanation

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Feet: 1,2,3,3A,4,5,7,8,10,13,16,18,20, 29,32,35,37,50,64,70,71,82,85,86, 92

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Date: 8/31/13 8:09 PM

Have you seen The Ruffler Unruffled?

http://www.youcanmakethis.com/products/free-the-ruffler-unruffled

This is amazing.

Meanwhile, I guess you could measure how long the piece to be ruffled is and how long the piece you are attaching it to is and that would help you to know what the proportion is. Then the book I mention would be useful in figuring it out. I have to admit I have to do a couple test ruffles to get it right.

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Date: 8/31/13 8:33 PM

Hmm. It's pretty obvious that Laura Nash is using a 1.75x ruffling factor for the pattern so I'll go with that.

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Bernina B330
Feet: 1,2,3,3A,4,5,7,8,10,13,16,18,20, 29,32,35,37,50,64,70,71,82,85,86, 92

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