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Date: 6/15/14 8:34 AM

I have a Brother Innovis 1200. I want to purchase a ruffle foot. On Amazon, I can get one (generic) for $12-$15 (+tax and shipping). OR I have a 25% off coupon for the Brother ruffler at my store (probably around $30). Is it worth paying the extra to get the Brother ruffler???

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Date: 6/15/14 1:46 PM

Have you used a ruffler before? They aren't hard to use, but they are fiddly and lots of different setting combinations. If you think you might need help I'd buy it from the dealer, otherwise the generic one would be fine.
If this makes you feel better, the ruffler for my Viking was $60.00 10 years ago.

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Date: 6/15/14 4:39 PM

Try your thrift store. They haven't changed in 50 years. The old ones are beautifully made. Mine was $5.

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Date: 6/15/14 9:51 PM

Do not go cheap they don't work we'll on brother machines, the SA149 is worth the money

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Date: 6/16/14 9:46 AM

uh, jealous!!!!

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Date: 6/16/14 9:51 AM

If you are only going to use it occasionally, get the generic. If you think you'll be using it a lot over the years, I would get the Brother ruffler foot. I have a generic bought several years ago from eBay and have used it successfully on Brother, Babylock, and Janome machines. With whatever you decide, you will make several practice runs using the intended fabric in order to get just the right amount of ruffles for the length of fabric.

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Date: 6/17/14 0:14 AM

I purchased a generic ruffler, and it was a PITA to use on my brother, purchased SA 149 and it was a breeze, so while a cheap generic will work, to me the hassle of getting it to work over it simply working easy makes it worth the extra 10 dollars, really that is all i saved by purchasing the generic and if I hadn't purchased that i wouldn't have 25 dollars wasted that could have gone to the SA149 so that is my .02 just don't want someone to waste good money on a poor quality ruffler when you are not saving that much by purchasing from an online retailer for 36 dollars. shop around you can get a good price on a brother ruffler at on online dealer, good ones are allbrands, kenssewingcenter, and sewingmachinesplus I have purchased feet from all these dealers online at great price, all have excellent customer service when contacted. I think kens has free shipping at 40 dollars spent. My 25 dollar generic ruffler sits in a drawer collecting dust

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Date: 6/17/14 6:54 AM

Generics are never guaranteed to work. Sometimes they do, sometimes they don't, sometimes they're so-so. Name brand is the best to avoid frustrating problems.

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Date: 6/17/14 6:28 PM

Thanks - I'm going for the real deal!

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