I read a post this week entitled, “Why Ruching Rocks.” I didn’t know what “ruching” was. So after doing a little research, I found that ruching is a French word and is an ancient sewing technique. Cindy at Quilters Fancy has dated it as far back as the Middle Ages. According to MSN Encarta, ruching is a decorative fabric edging such as decorative edges of gathered, pleated, or frilled fabric. Or it could be decorative ribbon. It can help to conceal flaws in figures such as love handles. A lot of places have clothes with ruching.