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Old 10-11-2018, 03:27 PM
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I have a request to make a baby quilt with a ruffle. I am at a complete lose. Do any of you fantastic quilters have a simple technique?
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Old 10-11-2018, 04:17 PM
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Sorry I can’t speak from personal experience, but here is a tutorial with 4 ways to attach a ruffle to the outside of a quilt.


http://www.sewmamasew.com/2013/02/ru...-violet-craft/
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Old 10-11-2018, 04:35 PM
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I've used dental floss to gather the fabric. This tutorial explains the basic technique: http://thedreamstress.com/2016/01/tu...o-gather-ever/

I've never done it for a two-sided project like a baby quilt. (I used it for Christmas tree skirts.) I hope you'll find a good method at the website that krisb suggests.
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I've made a quilt with a ruffled sashing. But I think you want a ruffle on the edge. The sewmamasew website has great explanations.
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Old 10-11-2018, 05:09 PM
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Check part 2 of this tutorial which shows a pillow.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VUUijtOaZg

Do you have a ruffler foot for your machine? A serger? You may also find a pre-made trim available at the fabric store too.

Good lUck!
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Old 10-11-2018, 06:10 PM
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I have made ruffles but I just do it the way I did when I made clothes. No easy way that I know of.
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Old 10-11-2018, 06:43 PM
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I used to hate makin ruffles with those horrible long rows of gathering stitches..... but recently I came across an easy method that works quite well. To do it, set your machine up for long basting stitches with no back tack stitching or knots at the beginning or end. Tighten the tension on the machine as high as it will go and and stitch along one edge of the fabric within the seam allowance. It’s that easy - with the high tension setting the machine will gather it up for you. Two hints, make a note of the original tension setting before you change it so it’s easy to reset your machine; leave very long thread tails in case the gathering is too tight and needs to be loosened.
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I did one for a co-worker and used a pre-ruffled ruffle and just quilted the quilt an then attached to edges--it had a bias tape on it that I used as the binding.
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Ugh. Ruffles are never simple.
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Old 10-11-2018, 09:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Cactus Stitchin View Post
I used to hate makin ruffles with those horrible long rows of gathering stitches..... but recently I came across an easy method that works quite well. To do it, set your machine up for long basting stitches with no back tack stitching or knots at the beginning or end. Tighten the tension on the machine as high as it will go and and stitch along one edge of the fabric within the seam allowance. Itís that easy - with the high tension setting the machine will gather it up for you. Two hints, make a note of the original tension setting before you change it so itís easy to reset your machine; leave very long thread tails in case the gathering is too tight and needs to be loosened.
This method sounds interesting and worth a try.

I have a ruffler foot/attachment that works very well, but is quite expensive. Probably not worth it if you only have one use for it.
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