Lace cottage tutorial continued....part 3
I also found this cute little edging that I wanted to use.
Then from the back I ran a basting line so I knew where I wanted to cut for the roof.
But before I trimmed the excess I used a matching thread and all along the inside of the edge (see arrow) I made tiny stitches securing all the lace about 1/4" in and then I could cut it without it raveling.
Now I can start on the windows and door and the roof trim.
While looking through my journal laces I found a quite large table runner that I had been saving for a large journal cover. It would be perfect for the fence and since it had a damaged section right in the center I would have had to remove a section anyway, I will have enough to use for the fence...
To answer Cindy's question.... I am using a piece of cotton. I love using good quality used sheets from the thrift store. They have a good thread count and after repeated washings all the sizing is washed out and they needle beautifully. This one was a treasure. It was a king sized Ralph Lauren that was a soft white. It will last me a while but I do use up quite a bit for projects for my students.
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