I would like to introduce you to my new friend. The ruffler foot.
I received it as an early birthday present from my dad and it took me almost a week to brave it. Once I did, I couldn't believe that I was so nervous!
Last night, I made this with it:
It sure beats gathering by hand. I also made a dress with it for the baby.
If you have one, and don't quite get it, or are thinking about getting one, I recommend this free download from youcanmakethis.com.