I have had this same dust ruffle on my bed for probably 15 years, maybe more. It is really outdated and well worn, so I was not the least bit unhappy when I dropped a bottle of OPI "Princess" nail polish on the floor beside the bed and it splashed up on the dust ruffle.
I thought I wanted a ruffled bed skirt...made out of a drop cloth. this is a trial ruffling I did to see if I remembered how to use my ruffling foot for my serger. I had no problems, just whipped this out in less than a minute. I used muslin for the trial ruffle.
So I bought a long drop cloth and cut it into 18" strips, because I wanted it to go to the floor. I used the flat part of the old dust ruffle as the base for the ruffle, since it was still in good shape.
I cut four strips 100 inches long each as I wasn't sure how ruffled the finished product would be....
Well as it turned out, it was just barely ruffled at all, if you turn your head to the right and then to the left really fast, there is the illusion of being ruffled! Trust me, it is just an illusion! Apparently the problem was that the base was very light weight and the ruffle was so much thicker that the ruffler attachment didn't do its job! But I must admit I love it anyway!
And I have to show off my $6 find from Goodwill...the quilt! It is all cotton, machine pieced and quilted and I love the subtle colors. By the way, the next time I take pics of my bedroom, I promise to vacuum first!
Another project done!
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