Next, open the pressed piece and place the fold line along one of the grid lines on your cutting mat. (You can do this without all this equipment simply by marking the fabric and cutting with scissors)
If you have tightened your tension too much, your ruffles may come out like this, in the photo below. Not to worry.
Now, when you have finished that strip, take it out from under the presser foot and pull some extra inches of top and bobbin threads from the machine, along with it.
If your ruffle is a tight little puff, like the one above, simply ease it out on the extra inches of threads, until you get the amount of gathers you like.
Make as many of these strips as you need for your project. Don't worry about the strip not being long enough. You can take
the short ends, turn them under and butt them against each other to continue the length!!!
Mark the placement lines on your project with a washout marker. Align the stitching on the strip with the placement line and sew the strip in place, stitching right on top of the ruffle stitches.
Here are bloomers that I added this type of ruffle.
And below is a sundress that has a ruffle on the hem and I added the fun ruffles on top of the skirt ruffle's seam line.
Some other fun ways to use them would be to decorate the neckline of a v-neck tee, the hem of capri pants, the bottom of a lampshade, a bib, or a twirly skirt!!! Sew them a top of a seamline, in a straight line or a curved line. The possibilities are limited only to your imagination!!