While shopping at my favorite store that “puts people to work”, I found a white Battenburg lace duvet cover. Having experienced life on someone else’s bed before living at my house, it had a few freckles that mostly washed out with tender care and OxiClean.
There is no duvet at my house but there are beds and one of those beds needed a white cover on it. In order for the cover to work as a bedspread I quilted the top and bottom together on the long arm sewing machine.
First I ironed it . . . a lot. Cotton lace can really shrink. Laying on a flat surface, I safety pinned it to death so the layers wouldn’t slip. I then pinned it to the long arm and started stitching. No batting for the Battenburg. It now looks and feels like a beautiful bed covering.