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Which would you get first for casual sewing? What's the actual difference? I've decided that part of why I haven't made dd a dozen little dresses is that I detest and suck at basting-style gathering.
 

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The ruffler. No contest. Once you have worked out how to use it you'll be looking for all kinds of gathered up stuff to sew.<br><br>
IME the ruffler gives much more obvious results than the gathering foot.<br><br>
Here's a <a href="http://mmmcrafts.blogspot.com/2009/07/gathering-foot-vs-ruffler.html" target="_blank">blog</a> with pics of both which might help you decide.
 

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Thank you!!<br><br>
(and <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/duh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="duh"> Google <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/duh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="duh"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="blush">)
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> I'm moving soon and can't justify getting a spiffy new sewing accessory right this instant. SAD!!!
 

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Thanks for the blog link. I will be getting a ruffler now. It's like magic. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">
 

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<a href="http://susanscloches.blogspot.com/2010/04/using-vintage-sewing-machine-ruffler.html" target="_blank">http://susanscloches.blogspot.com/20...e-ruffler.html</a><br><br>
Yeah, this thing is even better than I thought it would be and I had pretty high hopes for it.
 
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