Then suddenly, I had a flash back and it all came back to me . . . FISHING LINE!!! I quickly pulled it out of the kitchen drawer where I use it for making cinnamon rolls.
Here's how you do it:
Lay your fishing line along your sewing line: (these pictures are from a different project)
Leaving a good 6 inch tale out the starting edge:
Sew a long, wide zig zag stitch along the edge of your fabric, feeding your fishing line down the middle. When you get to the end, gather your fabric along the fishing line.
I like to attach one end to my sewing project with a clamp, then gather fabric along fishing line to desired length. Attach other end with a clamp (be sure you grab the fishing line). Sew gather to your project. Pull out fishing line. If you're careful, you can re-use the same piece of fishing line over and over. EASY PEASY!!!
Finished dust ruffle:
I hear that there are lots of ways to make gathers. Please leave me a comment if you have any tricks.
FIRST GRAND-BABY BORN !!!
Yes, I know, he is the cutest :)