~ Dust Ruffle Tutorial ~This is a tutorial for a two sided dust ruffle made for a bed with a foot board. The dust ruffle will be attached to the mattress with quilting pins.
First let me tell you about the fabric. Joann Fabrics has their tissue linen on sale online. If you print off the sale page and take it to the store they will honor the online sale. I purchased the tissue linen for $2.99 regularly $8.99. What a bargain!!
To begin the project you will need a ruffle foot and a rolled hem foot.
Measure the dust ruffle height you will need and add 1" for the top ruffle area to this measurement. Now measure the length of the mattress side and 2 1/2 times this measurement for fullness. Divide the total required length by the width of the fabric and that is how many widths of fabric you will sew together for the desired length. If you have a long piece of fabric you can cut each side from the length using the selvage for the top of the ruffle, this is called railroading the fabric. Now attach the ruffle foot and begin ruffling 1/2" down from the top.
Next attach the hem roll foot...hold your mouth just right...and hem the bottom.
This is what the finished dust ruffle looks like before you attach each side to the mattress with quilting pins.
This is the finished look.