Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 3 of 5 FirstFirst ... 2 3 4 ... LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 41

Thread: handed down lace tablecloths

  1. #21
    Super Member mimiknoxtaylor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Snellville, Ga & Hiawassee
    Posts
    1,834
    Quote Originally Posted by Geri B View Post
    just a few thoughts on the "old" lace tablecloths...........I have a stash of them, along with hand embroidered tablecloths made for me by an dear now departed aunt, doilies crocheted by my mom, hand embroidered dresser scarves from antique stores, along with pillow cases....not to mention my "silverware" and "good china and crystal".....and as I grow older I am beginning to realize
    these "things" will not be treasured by those who have to go thru my stuff......what to do............I still use these things at family gatherings, but will all this be given to "Goodwill", probably so.
    Same here. I have decided to use some of the doilys as over skirts for the antibellium skirts for umbrella girl blocks for my 3 granddaughters. They will never appreciate all the hand work my mother, grandmother & great grandmother put into these things. My daughter does a "tiny" bit but really isn't interested & she only has boys.
    I also have a beautiful crocheted lace tablecloth my great grandmother made & it's hugh! That will probably end up at the thrift store when I'm gone
    Joyce T, RN retired
    Laughter is the best medicine

  2. #22
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    462
    I have puchased old lace tablecloths, tea dyed them and made pillows out of them. I sew the lace to a plain tea dyed fabric {pillow size} then decoate the lace top with beading, doilies, small flowers, buttons etc. I also do this with old chinelle bedspreads. I have made many of these for gifts. GodBless
    Dutchgirl

  3. #23
    Super Member DOTTYMO's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    England Alton Towers
    Posts
    4,052
    Blog Entries
    1
    Hi, what a lovely find, did she make it.?
    Now my friend who had to make a table cloth all in white did the 10minute block. Then she put lace in differs places. Ie the centre square if you roll the edges back they can cover a small square inside the when you hand or machine round. The final quilt her son said was the best ever made.
    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Last edited by DOTTYMO; 12-07-2012 at 05:51 AM. Reason: Forgot picture
    Finished is better than a UFO

  4. #24
    Super Member DOTTYMO's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    England Alton Towers
    Posts
    4,052
    Blog Entries
    1
    Hi, what a lovely find, did she make it.?
    Now my friend who had to make a table cloth all in white did the 10minute block. Then she put lace in differs places. Ie the centre square if you roll the edges back they can cover a small square inside the when you hand or machine round. The final quilt her son said was the best ever made.
    Finished is better than a UFO

  5. #25
    Junior Member homebody323's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Rock Island, IL
    Posts
    285
    Blog Entries
    5
    For small stubborn stains, I use a mix of asprin (cheap stuff is fine) and a little water. Dab with q-tip on stain. As long as the stain keeps getting lighter, i keep doing it. air dry. It doesn't take long to dry so plan to do repeat several times and you will be amazed at what it can do.
    Sally Dolin -The Lazy Quilter
    Gammill Classic+
    Rock Island, IL

  6. #26
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    9
    I, too, have had great luck using Biz to remove stains and get rid of dyes that bled in the wash. I followed package directions
    and actually soaked the items for a whole week. The results were amazing!
    Lynne from Michigan

  7. #27
    Super Member
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Central Wisconsin
    Posts
    1,410
    I found an old dresser runner with a very dark spot in it. I tried to get it out, but it was so long ago that I can't remember exactly what I used. Probably Biz or it might have been bleach. The stain came out completely, and so did the FABRIC. So now I had a runner with a hole in it. Only the circle of fabric where the stain had been was affected, the rest was fine.
    So be careful what you use on really old things. And get stains out as soon as you can!
    Mavita - Square dancer and One Room School Teacher

  8. #28
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    3
    Quote Originally Posted by Casi View Post
    Anybody know what I can do with my grandmother's lace tablecloths that I inherited? They have some stains on them, doubt if I can get them out. I hate to pitch them!!!
    Most quilt stores have a soaking soluntion for stains on old fabrics, Retro It works great. I used it on 100 yr old
    Christening gowns.

  9. #29
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Southern California & New Mexico
    Posts
    137
    Quote Originally Posted by Geri B View Post
    just a few thoughts on the "old" lace tablecloths...........I have a stash of them, along with hand embroidered tablecloths made for me by an dear now departed aunt, doilies crocheted by my mom, hand embroidered dresser scarves from antique stores, along with pillow cases....not to mention my "silverware" and "good china and crystal".....and as I grow older I am beginning to realize
    these "things" will not be treasured by those who have to go thru my stuff......what to do............I still use these things at family gatherings, but will all this be given to "Goodwill", probably so.
    I have the same issue but I don't have ANY family: gorgeous crystal, dishes, silverware, collections of Hummels and Royal Copenhagen and Royal Doulton pieces etc.etc. I assume it will all wind up in a dumpster or on a "3 pieces for 10 cents" table. Young people don't want stuff like this -- they want things that are "disposable" or are cheap enough to be replaced when the "fashions" change. The only good thing is that I won't be around to see what happens........

  10. #30
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Beatrice, NE.
    Posts
    70
    I have a pattern somewhere that I was going to make that uses lace in a corner of each block then moved around around until you like the pattern you come up with. You could use the lace from one that you cannot get all of the stains out of. This one called for doillies that you cut in half & quarters. I would try to clean them first though.

Page 3 of 5 FirstFirst ... 2 3 4 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.