I think this type of lace is called "filet."
It's very old, and I haven't had a chance to clean it yet. Here's what I mean by "inserted linen":
It was only $5.99 -- because of this problem (below.) Some would call it a cutter.
Not me! I love this so much and wouldn't dream of cutting it up.
In other news, I have finally finished that crazy quilt I have been working on!
For the first time ever, I decided against making it a pillow top, and instead crafted it into a mini quilt. I put in a layer of batting, and backed it with a beautiful vintage double damask white linen napkin like I do with my pillows:
Then, I sewed vintage-but-new deep pink ribbon along the outside as a binding.
What have you been working on?