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    ruffle question

    I ran into a little issue. I wanted to put a ruffle on my quilt to "girly" it up a little bit. I measured and sewed my satin into a big loop (so I wouldn't have loose ends when I put the ruffle on)

    I played around with my ruffling foot to find the best ruffle set up to hopefully fit my loop to the perimeter of my quilt

    Here is the picture - the ruffle is done but its about 1 foot too long. What do you think the best resolution would be? I could go back and add in some ruffles here and there - or I could just try to ease in the extra ruffle fabric as I pin. A little bit of both?

    I just know the folks on the board have good ideas, so before I went any farther I wanted to get some input.

    What do you think? What is the best resolution?


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    i woukd try to get enough ruffle into the corners so the outside idge of the ruffle lays flat.

    that might rewuire doing the quivalent of a miter at each cornet ,- but it woukd use up some of the ruffle.

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    your ruffle foot is supposed to make the ruffles, isn't it? otherwise i just pin on and fix ruffles in between that and sew. Good luck.

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    yes my ruffler foot make the ruffles.. but I must have started with too much fabric and/or didn't have the ruffler foot set enough to gather the fabric as close a was needed.

    but I am thinking that I could now manually fold and pleat to add in more ruffles maybe

    I never thought of the corners. I am going to have to think about that. (usually I cut my corners round to make it easier to work with the ruffle on the corners)

    Thanks....

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    Stay stitch the edges down. Cut to the length needed and re-attach the two ends. Similar to doing binding but connect with a straight edge and not on the 45 degree angle.

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    I think round corners are much easier for ruffles!

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    leave the ruffle off and it is - imo - gender neutral.

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    Since the sides are longer, I would pleat in 4 inches on each side and pleat in 2 inches on the shorter top and bottom. If you equally distribute the pleats all along the perimeter and it should be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhonda K View Post
    Stay stitch the edges down. Cut to the length needed and re-attach the two ends. Similar to doing binding but connect with a straight edge and not on the 45 degree angle.
    This is what I would do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray View Post
    leave the ruffle off and it is - imo - gender neutral.
    My thoughts as well, it looks just fine without the ruffle.

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    The ruffle is very pretty and does add a feminine touch. The baby will probably love it, too! I think making a few small pleats would work fine. Cute quilt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cashs_mom View Post
    This is what I would do.
    Me, too, absolutely!
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    I would make a small pleat on each corner just big enough to use up the extra fabric, sort of like you sometimes see on a bedspread at the corners. It would be actually two small pleats facing each other with the wider back of the pleat section on the bottom. Sorry I am not explaining very well, but it would use up your extra fabric and add fullness at the corners for making the turn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coopah View Post
    Me, too, absolutely!
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