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Date: 10/22/13 11:42 AM

$11 low shank ruffle foot Posted by a friend on Facebook today. I've always wanted a ruffle foot but haven't gotten one because they're so expensive. I have the gathering foot for my machine, but it is hard to use and gives inconsistent results. I usually end up gathering by hand, which is just time consuming.

One of the reasons I ended up choosing my serger was that it has a gathering function and a gathering plate. I haven't had a reason to use it yet though. But this foot is so affordable, I'm considering getting it. Does anyone have a ruffle foot? Do you find yourself using it often, or is it more work to get what you want than is worthwhile?

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Date: 10/22/13 12:03 PM

i bought one for my pfaff about 6 months ago, and i've never used it. i saw it demoed by a couple of people and kept thinking how cool it was, so i got one. yeah. still sitting in the box. i keep it because someday i MIGHT want to use it. LOL.

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Date: 10/22/13 12:05 PM

I've used my ruffler foot for trim (that I've used on pockets and collars). Very handy when I need it, but not something I use frequently, as I usually make a ton of the trim and then stash it with my other notions.

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Date: 10/22/13 12:32 PM

I love mine for my Bernina-not brand name, but ebay purchase. I have a granddaughter who loves ruffles so I use it often. I pre ruffle the fabric and then fit to the pattern instead of ruffling the pattern piece and then trying to make it fit! For $11 not bad, I paid $30.

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Date: 10/22/13 12:54 PM

I think it's probably worth the $11 just to try it out.

I personally have not had very good luck with my ruffling foot, but you never know until you try.

I would probably try it for $11.

Good luck!!

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Date: 10/22/13 5:23 PM

Like Wanttosewmore said, I have a ruffler foot that I use infrequently but does a good job. In fact I used it last weekend to make ruffles for a Style Arc cardigan.

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Date: 10/22/13 7:01 PM

I think, Yes, for a ruffler foot, no to one that costs only $11 brand new anyplace at all. Has to be made way too cheaply in China at that price to work good for verylong. If you can't afford a new one at closer to $25 or $35 dollars at least, better to go get a old used one from someplace for a few bucks that once cost a lot more, and made much better from the get go, instead.

My reasoning on that is lots of moving parts and has to work good, and also even if only $11, then when it futzes out on you and does not work or breaks, that is still $11, just down the drain and wasted. Better to have the $11 into something made better, older and used, or just part of something brand new made a lot better instead, even if it cost several times more than that $11.

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Date: 10/22/13 8:50 PM

Oh I love my ruffle foot; have one for several of my machines. Don't use it often but when I do I just love playing with it. I make ruffles for aprons mostly.

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Date: 10/23/13 0:52 AM

You'll have $11 worth of fun out of it as long as it will fit your machine. They're easy to use once use put it on and use it. Not as mysterious as it appears and pretty cool to watch it work.

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