Lotty Gross dreams of becoming a famous lace maker.
While learning the trade she begins work on a lace tablecloth for her wedding chest.
She decides that she will use the cloth every Friday night to welcome the Sabbath Queen.
Her plans are spoiled when the Empress Elizabeth sees the cloth and insists on buying it for her Sunday palace receptions.
When the empress hears about the Sabbath Queen she wants to know who her rival is.
The tension rises, but in the end all ends well with a Sabbath lace tablecloth handed down from generation to generation.