|Picture two – Marking the centres|
Use a pin or create a little notch in the centre of the ruffle piece and the centre of the piece it’s being stitched to. Pin the pieces with right sides together at the centre point. This allows you to create the gathers from both ends of the the threads giving you more control and making adjustments easier. If you are gathering a particularly long ruffle stitch the gathering in smaller sections so that you have less fabric to manage at each stage.