gathering last week. Today I thought I would do ruffles. It's not all that different from gathering, mainly since you gather to make most ruffles. Instead of just showing you how to make strip and sew a gathering line along the top, I thought I would show you how to make a cascading ruffle. Because it is cut in a circle it will ruffle without being gathered. However today I will show you gathering the inner circle. To create the cascade ruffle you will make an inner circle. The circumference of the circle is the length that the ruffle will be (un-gathered) You can always gather the inner circle and then you can make it any length, the ruffle will just be fuller. Then from the inner circle create an outer circle where the radius is the width of the ruffle you desire. Then when you cut it out cut out the inner circle so you have a donut.
gathering post, sew two basting stitches along the inside of the circle.
(you should use matching thread and you can remove the basting stitch when you are done.
There you have some ruffle 101. Now you can go have fun and add ruffles of any kind to anything.