How To Use Up Old Scraps Of Lace Beautifully

Lately I've had the bug to sew using my huge crate full of antique lace that has been sitting in my studio calling softly. Most of the lace was found on various brocante hunts in France and I have had this project in my head for sometime now.

quilt with old lace scraps

I purposefully left my sewing machine out in plain sight all of last week and began tediously and lovingly selecting, cutting and pinning pieces of this precious coveted lace.

french lace throw

antique wedding lace

Salvaged from garments, old bedspreads and unused trims on cards.

antique french lace

Much of it is French...some of it victorian Americana. In my vision I could see this used at a modern day wedding.

white tufted sofa with lace throw

It's been made into a throw...or tablecloth and is delightfully ethereal with it's wispy lace.

antique lace quilt made from scraps

And with no particular client in mind, it has been sold and is on it's way to a wedding in just a couple of days. A serendipitous piece from the studio.