Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fluffy Ruffles

There have been some of these little ruffled quilts popping up here and there and they are so cute. I recently bought a specialty foot for my machine that gathers with the speed of light. You first have to finish the edges, though, and that takes some time zigzagging along each side using a wide stitch that is quite close together. Seems to almost turn the raw edge under and works great. After that the gathering goes like lightning. I put the entire quilt together, ruffles and all, then made the quilt sandwich and did the quilting. It was kind of a wrestling match but turned out well. Next time, after a suggestion from one of my blog readers, I will do all the prep and quilting and, then before binding, will add the ruffles. It will make it much easier and much less bulk. I really like this little piece! (Click to enlarge)


  1. I love that quilt and the bags that you did also.

  2. Carol (I want to call you Betty) this quilt is sew cute! Who would of thought to gather your strips.

  3. Blog Surfing tonight and happened upon your blog. LOVE these ruffles! Adorable quilt!