Vintage Lace Table Runner

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Layers of vintage lace make this one-of-a kind runner perfect on your dining or console table. It goes with any decor and looks fabulous layered over other runners or tablecloths!
I recently bought a bag of vintage lace pieces on a boutique deal. I have since discovered that Amazon carries the same thing for a great price and free shipping. You can get an assortment of cream or white lace, or if you like to mix it up, some of both!
To make your own Vintage Lace Table Runner, you will need:

12 yards Vintage Lace, varied styles

Cutting Mat, Ruler, and Rotary Cutter

Glass Head Sewing pins

Sewing Machine and Coordinating Thread
1. Determine how wide you want your table runner, and add an inch. Cut your lace pieces to this length using the ruler and mat to make straight cuts. I wanted a 12 inch runner, so I made my lace 13 inches.
2. Pin lace layers together in about 2 foot sections, overlapping just enough to sew (about 1/4 inch). Use plenty of pins! Lace can be slippery!
3. Once you have three 2-foot sections, pin those sections together and sew. If you find (as I did) that the lace stretched or slipped some and your edges aren't as clean as you want, don't worry! This is why you added that inch at the beginning!
4. Iron the runner if needed, then use the ruler, and rotary cutter to carefully square up the entire runner. Take your time so you get it right!

Visit my original post for more pictures and helpful instruction!
Suggested materials:
  • Vintage Lace   (Amazon, Fabric Store, Pick Your Plum)
Kelly Fleming Smith
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  • Elizabeth Dion Elizabeth Dion on Jun 25, 2016
    If you trim to straighten the edges, doesn't that ruin the integrity of your stitching?

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