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Antique lace and crochet work

New postby BJJ1201 on Fri Apr 10, 2015 9:21 am

I recently received a treasure of my great grandmothers hand made doilies, lace runners and table scarves, lace collars and lace bordered items. I would like to incorporate them into a queen sized quilt to commemorate this lost art and save it for future generations. Any suggestions on how to attach these delicate articles to squares that I can then link together to form the quilt?
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Re: Antique lace and crochet work

New postby MartySews2 on Fri Apr 10, 2015 3:04 pm

Hi BJ, I would either stitch them around the edges using a whip stitch by hand or very carefully machine stitch them with a tiny zigzag stitch. I would use tacking stitches for the interiors. I do heirloom sewing and lace work at times and this is what I have done with some of my family pieces when incorporating them into garments. I would put a topping of silk organza on the top of the quilt if it is going to be used on a bed to protect your antiques pieces. Hope that this helps.
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Re: Antique lace and crochet work

New postby BJJ1201 on Fri Apr 10, 2015 3:25 pm

I was thinking along those very lines. thanks for the input. The organza is a good idea too.
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