The lace I'm looking for must be at least 40-44" lengths to make fronts for two pillow cases.
When I buy cotton broadcloth for pillow cases, I wait until the cloth is on sale, then buy 12 yards at a time--enough to make 6 pair of pillow cases--on sale that usually means about $25. Immediately I cut the cloth into 1 yard lengths, perfect size for an overstuff pillow. Then I fold up the cloth and put it aside for a sewing day when I want to do some quick sewing for gifts.
There is nothing like jumping into a deep mattress, all dressed up in butter soft sheets and thick comforter, and laying my head down on a crisp white pillow jeweled in nice lace. Sounds great, until I get a major hotflash--rake off the comforter, jump out of bed and turn on the fan. Two minutes later, I cool down and give it another go.