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From: Cynret
Date: 01-14-2005, 05:01 PM (1 of 4)
Maybe I should be in the quilting group, but here goes: I have a set of sheets that originally had a wide lace trim on the pillowcases and the top sheet. The lace has completely disintegrated and I thought I could make a strip of 7" quilt blocks and sew these on where the lace was. Does this sound feasible and does anyone have any suggestions as to what would work best? Thanks for your help.

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From: paroper
Date: 01-17-2005, 10:55 AM (2 of 4)
I think it would look very nice. I would probably put it where the sheet's facing is attached rather than have two facings or I would just make a trim strip and put it across where the facing attaches to the sheet where a lot of trims are attached to the sheet.

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From: MaryW
Date: 01-17-2005, 11:01 AM (3 of 4)
Sounds like a very nice idea to me. :wink:
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From: mamadus
Date: 01-22-2005, 12:49 AM (4 of 4)
My gran used to do that all the time to sheets and pillowcases... When she died, she had a whole set of templates she had made to make different pieced borders on bedding... Since they were going in such a small area, these were great opportunities to use up her smallest scraps... Great idea, and really lovely to look at...

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