Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Ruffles

I bought a ruffler attachment for one of  my sewing machines  a couple of  months ago. It works nicely  for a few inches, then jams the machine. It has given me plenty of grief and no instructions came with it so I have not had any idea of what settings I  needed.  Which one you buy has to do with if you have a high shank or a low shank.  I am lucky to have two machines here, one a high shank and one a low shank. I have been sewing since the early 70s, and have always wanted a ruffler attachment. In the past, I have always made my ruffles the old fashioned way, with gathering stitches.

Today, I had a friend available to help me transport the machine and accessories so we could get things checked out. 
 The very nice lady
Cathy, at Northside Sewing Centre, tried to get it to work too and it was not working for her either.  The final outcome was that she swapped that ruffler out for another one.   In her test trials, the new ruffler made much less noise than the first one I bought and she said it seems to be working better too. I am tired tonight so I won't be trying it out,  but I am hoping to get familiar with the new and hopefully working well ruffler sometime tomorrow.  Have you had a hard time with the ruffler attachment?  Any advice is welcome because I love ruffles!!! debbie

6 comments:

  1. Hopefully the new one isnt as scary!

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    1. I will keep you posted luvie LOL!

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  2. That was nice of them to switch it for another one.

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    1. Yes it was, especially since the shop has recently changed owners. I am going to try it out tonight and hope it works because I really want to finish a ruffled curtain. debbie

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  3. How did that ruffler go? Is your machine a janome?

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    1. Hi,

      Yes, I have two Janomes.

      It appears the ruffler bent something on the basic Janome. I am considering whether to pay for a service or just replace it, since it is 10 years old. debbie

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