I've had these pictures for some time but can't find my finished project to show. I finally decided to quit waiting for that and go ahead and post this tip 'now'. See? See how I did that? I turned things so that it looks like I really am keeping my resolution. It's one of my lesser known but highly developed talents. LOL
Anyway, I've seen it other places on the internet (which is how I found out about it) but haven't really seen it in that many places.
And I swear, it's one of the best sewing tips I've ever happened across!
I started with this ribbon (about 3 inches wide)
Now set your stitch length to the longest possible and your tension to the tightest possible and just sew down your ribbon (or fabric). That's it! (I have a video but can't seem to get it to load....grrr!)
Anyway, you'll end up with this:
Amazing, isn't it?
I used this technique for the ruffle on the comforter for Kirsten. This makes gathering so easy that I don't mind doing it at all anymore.
Let me know if you try it and if you think it's as life changing as I do!