Fancy Lace Pillow Sham

This fancy lace pillow sham would look lovely in almost any room of your home. What is even better, it uses up all those scraps of lace that you have left from other decorating or crafting projects. This project was published in Needle-Craft, Artistic & Practical, 1890.

fancy lace pillow sham

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The center of this beautiful pillow-sham is made of scraps of all kinds of lace edgings and insertions put together in crazy patchwork fashion; around the square is a row of insertion, and then a row of pretty lace edging is added, being slightly fulled in the corners. The edge decoration may be of any preferred kind of lace and may or may not match the bordering row of insertion.

Italian lace is inexpensive and very dainty for edge decorations to shams and also to spreads, which may be similarly made up. The two shams and the spread may show entirely different scraps and different arrangements of them, but the edge finish of all should be alike. Torchon Medici and all kinds of linen and cotton laces may be used.

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