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Sunday, August 15, 2010

I Love Ruffles

I'm participating in Cielo's Ruffle Love in Show Off Your Cottage Monday so visit with all the participants.

I decided I wanted some ruffles on something. Can you guess what it is? First, I ripped 4" strips from 3 yards of fabric. That gave me a lot to gather with the ruffler. I ended up with over 16 yards of ruffles.

Just before ruffling.

After ruffling. LOTS of ruffles.

I have more than enough for this project and several yards left for crafting or other projects.

Just pinned on here to start sewing. Surely you've guessed by now.

If you guessed they were for the new curtains I made, you're correct. I love the white polka dots on white; plus the ruffle truly does add to the overall effect of the curtains.

Now if I can just wait for the new white slipcover!


  1. Hey Honey. That is a lot of ruffling and a of work. Do you do it with a special foot on your machine or by sewing basting stitches (the only way I know). Whew, it's wearing me out just looking at it. But oh' how pretty you curtains look all frou froued up! I love the white polka dot fabric. And boy wouldn't I like to play in that fabric stash in the background.

    Well, I best go to bed, I'm beat! Get some well deserved rest after all that ruffling.
    Nite-Nite...Tracy :)

    P.S. I forgot to send you my address. I'll email you Sweetie. Thanks again!

  2. What energy you have Connie....ruffling isnt the easiest of things to do. They look very dainty and pretty.

  3. pretty!! Good job!

  4. Connie, your curtains are just so pretty and frilly! Okay, I love the white polka dots on white too and I think your ruffles are just perfect! You are one creative lady, I'll be back, I want to see the white slipcover!

    Have a great Sunday!

    Nancy's Notes

  5. The ruffles are fabulous, dahling! Great job; they really do enhance the curtains. I need to do SOMETHING to mine - one of these days!

  6. Hi Connie the ruffles are cute. Do you have a machine that creates ruffles

  7. There look wonderful! I too have a thing for ruffles!

  8. Oh Connie they are perfect - Love how they look withe the sheers!

    Enjoy your Sunday!

  9. I love ruffles too! I love the polka dot fabric and your curtains looks so cute!


  10. These are are like a machine...I would love to come and have tea in your pretty pretty home! Happy Sunday xOxO

  11. Wow, that IS a lot of ruffles! You must be very patient :)! Love the way the curtains turned out. Have a wonderful week, Nan

  12. I absolutely love the ruffled material. The curtains look fabulous. Wonderfully romantic.
    Wendy from Wonderland

  13. Did you do all those ruffles by hand... what is a "ruffler"?

  14. Very pretty girlfriend, and those new slipcovers will really complete the look...
    hugs, glenda

  15. Oh boy would I like to have a ruffler. I am still doing things the old fashioned way.

    I cannot wait to see the slipcover!

  16. I love ruffles, lace, pink, etc. You've done a great job and it looks beautiful!. Are you going to make your slipcovers or buying them? They're hard to make, but I bet you can do it!

  17. Hi Connie
    That finishes off the curtains the fabric for the ruffles.
    Now I'll have to come back to check up on the slicover for the sofa.
    Hope you are having a great weekend.

  18. Hi Connieness! Oh, my that's a lot of ruffles! Do you have a ruffle attachment for your sewing machine! I had one once and was making ruffles for a special dress for my daughter and burned that sucker up! :)
    I do like the polka dots with your new curtains! And white slip covers? Oooh, I think more prettiness is coming to your house.
    Thanks for popping in to see my very olden kitchen. Now I would be so honored if you did something like me! You're the best.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  19. Connie,
    Your curtains are wonderful! Ruffle Rock!
    You have been making some lovely goodies. Roses and faux cupcakes..oh my!
    deb :)

  20. You make it look SEW easy! The white polka dot fabric was a sweet ruffly touch...

    Keep on crafting, you're full of great ideas!

    Bella Rosa Antiques

  21. Oh my gosh, girl, that's a lot of ruffles! Pretty ones!
    Hugs, Diane

  22. Your curtain is lovely, but I was sure the ruffles were going on a skirt for you!

    Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

  23. woo hooness...i love ruffles, too. I am so into burlap, I think I'll make something with burlap ruffles...wonder what? And, wonder how to make a ruffle? I remember doing one in Home Ec. in high school using a long basting thread. Good grief, that sounds like a LOT of work.

    I do love your pretty curtains!!

  24. Oh I love this! YOu have inspired me. I have the perfect place to make some ruffled curtains....I need to start making ruffles! Lots of them! Love your blog!

  25. Hi Connie - Love your new ruffled curtains. Ruffles are so in right now, and I would love to learn how to sew them too, especially as a tablecloth. I just have no talent :(
    Stopping by from SOYCM.

  26. love the ruffles!!!!!!!!!!!! They are so beautiful. I decided the first fall/winter project of our house is to make new curtains for the dining room. I like the ruffle effect so I think I shall add some to it!!! Great idea you gave me!

  27. Nice to visit you again. Been awhile.

  28. Beautiful ruffles. I love your curtains. So girly.

  29. Such sweet ruffles! They are THE THING this season! Your curtains are so beautiful! Mother says hi and sends her love. She seems to think someone special is having a bday this month! She has a memory like an elephant!!!

    Love you,
    Angelic Accents

  30. Oh my sweets you have outdone yourself! Beautiful! I looooove it!

  31. I like it!! The ruffles will look great with your new white slipcovers! I haven't used a ruffler in years, it was fun to make them, I always wondered how the ruffler was invented. I had the old time one, I wonder if they have a new invention these days.


  32. There is just nothin' better than loads and loads of ruffles.... LOVE them. And, you're right, they did add a lot to you already cute curtains....



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