Vintage doilies are one of my favorite embellishments!

You will need:

a bedspread or vintage fabric the size of a bedspread

various sizes of vintage doilies


needle and thread

  1. Pin your doilies on your fabric or bedspread in your desired pattern. Use just a few or go crazy!
  2. Hand-stich your doilies to the bedspread. Don't worry about doing perfect stitches, the doilies will hide your stitchery. Just be sure the doilies are secure!
  3. Put your bedspread on your bed and enjoy!


You can tea-stain your doilies to give them an even more antique look. Or tea-stain the entire project once it's been sewn.
Photography by Frances Janisch

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