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I have spent HOURS on the internet trying to simply find 72″ width white lace. I am planning to make make lace overlays, and was hoping that DIYing them would be more cost of effective. I have no way to know if it even would be budget friendly, because I can’t find any wide enough lace.
Thoughts? Tips? Someone who may have come across wide bolts of fabric? Thanks in advance!
Post # 3
@pokey730: I’m not sure if this is helpful, but do you have any local specialty fabric stores? If so, you might try contacting them to see if they know where you can purchase the lace. They might even be able to order it for you.
Of course, another option might be to go with lace that’s half as wide (36″) and stitch it together. To hide the seam, you could always add a runner from a different fabric.
Post # 4
@pokey730: Normally if you cannot find a wide enough fabric, you do not seam a tablecloth down the middle. You would have one length that is 36″ wide and two lengths that are 18″ wide that you sew on each side of the 36″ piece. It does leave you with two seams but neither of them are in the center of the table.
You could consider looking for a lace shower curtain. They are usually 72″x72″
Post # 5
Just noticed this http://www.ebay.com/itm/121090036959?hlp=false&var=
You could order just one to see what the quality is like.
Post # 6
Commenting to keep this thread because I’m using lace as well 🙂
Post # 7
@pokey730: The lace curtain panels work. I hosted a bridal shower tea last year for my niece and I used them as overlays and they looked fantastic. BigLots has the panels for $5 each.
Post # 8
@julies1949: Wow that’s a pretty good deal! Best I was able to find was 16 a piece! I tried searching the shower curtains, but they were all pretty pricey.
@wabanzi: I have been picking up lace curtains from thrift stores as I find them. They are all, or course, rectangular shaped. I have the options of retangle shaped tables or round. I was going to go with the round because we’re expecting only anywhere between 45-65 guests, and I thought the rectangular ones might make the place look empty. I’ll at least use the lace curtains on the cake, buffett, etc..tables!
@MaineBride30: We don’t really have specialty fabrics stores I know of in Cheyenne. I’m pretty limiterd to Joanns, Walmart, and hobby lobby. Even with a coupon, I’d need about 4 yards per overlay, and at 4 dollars(roughly, with coupon), I may as well buy the ones at 16 dollars and save myself the hassle.
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