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Shangas
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Date: 6/11/14 7:33 AM

I'm thinking of taking up quilting as a hobby.

To this end, I've been going through a box of sewing-machine bits and pieces which I purchased at a flea-market about two years ago. The purpose of this is to track down the necessary feet that I might/will need. And to make sure that I don't go out and buy a foot which I might already have in my junk-box.

So far, I've found a singer quilting-foot, and at least THREE rufflers (whoever owned these bits and pieces before me sure did a lot of ruffling!)

In my searching, I found this:



As you can see, it's very small. American 1-penny coin for scale.

What is it?? Most feet in my junk-box I have been able to I.D. This doesn't seem to show up on any lists of feet or diagrams that I've found or seen so far.

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Date: 6/11/14 7:36 AM

It's for sewing buttons on. It holds the button place, and a 0 width zig-zag stitch goes in and out of the holes in the button.

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Date: 6/11/14 7:44 AM

Oh so that explains the size! Well my machine are all straight-stitch. And I always sew my buttons on by hand. Guess I don't need it!

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Date: 6/11/14 11:27 AM

Keep it though! I have a little place where I keep feet that don't fit my machines or I don't have a use for. You just never know....one f the machine that fit a foot might come your way! ;)

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Date: 6/11/14 1:00 PM

I think 0 width would break your needle.

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Date: 6/11/14 1:04 PM

That's why it's best to test the width before stitching. I put buttons on with my machine all the time but I always use the handwheel to make sure it clears.

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Date: 6/11/14 5:42 PM

It's the length that should be 0, not the width. The width should match the distance between the holes on the button.

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Date: 6/12/14 9:19 AM

Yeah, I meant length.

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Date: 6/13/14 5:29 AM

I've been going through my jumble-box of attachments, digging pieces out and seeing what they are.

So far, I've I.D.'d two rufflers. That means I now have three. One in my puzzle-box, and these extra two.

I've figured out how they work. And I've managed to get two of them back to working order (they were rather stiff and had incorrect settings and loose screws). The third one is...a conundrum.

The first two rufflers are SINGER (the one in my puzzle-box, and the one in my junk-box).

The third one says:

"GREIST - Ruffler" - Patented

They are quite whimsical. I was having a lot of fun testing them on my old handcrank Singer V.S.

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