IS010 Waffle Bleached - 54% Linen / 46% Cotton - Medium (6.2 oz/yd2)
Bleached color is achieved by "stripping" the natural pigment out of the fibers ( just like you would with bleaching hair). What you are left with is a very soft shade that is just ever so slightly an off-white color.
Bleached is the basics of any project and loves being dyed. It is actually what we use to dye the colors. A truly versatile base and a must-have addition to your fabric repertoire.
Fluffy, dimensional, and simply a joy to live with - you’ll feel like a
sewing maestro when you pull this cloth out of its first dry cycle.
|Content||54% Linen / 46% Cotton|
|Thread size warp||20|
|Thread size weft||17.9|
|Thread count warp||52|
|Thread count weft||49|
Customer Questions and Answers
Descriptions of waffle colored fabrics say softened but bleached does not. Will bleached end up as soft as colors?
Yes with wash and use the bleached will soften - it may take a wash or 2 more. Please take a look at our new Eco Friendly fabric softener fabrics-store.com/more/eco-friendly-fabric-softener-volume-3.5-oz-scent-unscented
Where can I find directions and dimensions of making towels?
Please refer to this article posted on our blog blog.fabrics-store.com/2021/07/21/tutorial-how-to-make-waffle-bath-towels/
What is the width of this fabric?
The waffle is 84 inches wide before washing - please see the description page for more information fabrics-store.com/fabrics/linen-cotton-fabric-IS010-bleached-middle
I purchased 3 yds to make the towel set. Can you tell me what the finished size of the towels will be?
Please refer to the waffle tutorial on our blog blog.fabrics-store.com/2021/07/21/tutorial-how-to-make-waffle-bath-towels/
Could you show the layout for cutting towels from 3 yards of waffle fabric. I didn't save it when I ordered Thanks
If needed we can email to you or please look on our blog where we have it posted as well. blog.fabrics-store.com/2021/07/21/tutorial-how-to-make-waffle-bath-towels/
Once you wash and dry it does it restretch? I have some sweaters and a few other things that once you put them on they stretch and really hang. I want a robe/cover-up but don't want it to end up dragging on the floor. Thanks.
No, this product shrinks to create the puckered waffle look and holds its shape nicely once it is washed and dried.
Is it better to finish the edges prior to washing it?
Yes you would want to finish the edges before washing
Buying to make some bath towels. Would you recommend using cotton thread when sewing?
We recommend All Purpose' 100% Polyester threads like the Sew-All thread by Gutermann.
One person was worried about cutting and sewing after washing. Just steam iron and it will become almost completely flat. Easy peasy to continue on with the preshrunken fabric. Good luck!!! And I made towels and washcloths with mine. LOVE them and will be making LOTS more. Thinking Christmas gifts, so will need a good sale. Hint hint hint. :)
I want to make curtains hung with clip rings for my barn house out of the waffle fabric. I know I saw someone mention how they make theirs and I can't find it.
The only reference I was able to find for curtains was a previously posted picture where the waffle was paired with another linen - I will email you the picture, but the customer did not go into detail on the process she used.
Before washing, what size would I cut the fabric for regular towels, ~28"x54"? I don't want a bath sheet. Thank you.
Hello, we have updated our cutting instructions on the blog for bath towel sizes. Please go to our blog 'The Thread' and search "waffle towels" to bring up the tutorial and cutting directions.
I am looking forward to making these towels, but no instructions were included in the package.
I made bath towels for the first time with my first online purchase of fabric from fabric-store.com. They are fabulous and I would like to make more as gifts. If Alaska was included in "free" shipping I would be a more frequent customer. That will be my only hesitation for future purchases because the service and quality did not disappoint!
I LOVE this fabric!!! Can't say much more than that. Go by this site's instructions and you will have the most fabulous towels ever. The first waffle fabric I pure I got in a hurry and dip hem fabric first. Hem fabric first!!
I have ordered 12 yards of this material and have made several bath sheets, hand towels and wash cloths as gifts. Recipients have been beyond thrilled and have asked me to make more, for them to gift to others.
I used the tutorial to make 2 sets of towels. My husband wasn't so sure about white towels in our farm home. But these wash so well and get softer over time!
Cut my flat fabric into 2 fairly large pieces and 4 finger tip towels. The finger tip towels were hemmed, laundered and put into service. Very happy results. The first of the larger two pieces was hemmed, laundered and crocheted into- the waffle fabric accepted a 5.0 (G) hook easily. Eight rows later --- a baby blanket.
Shown are towel sets made from the "bleached" waffle fabric and "bleached" IL020 linen. 5 yds of the waffle, and 1 yd of the lightweight linen, made 3 bath sheets (31" x 58"), 2 twist hair towels, and 5 washcloths. Instead of turning up the edges and sewing before washing & drying, I washed both fabrics 4 times, and dried them after each wash on medium. Essentially cut the waffle into quarters - 3 went to bath sheets, the other for the hair towels & washcloths. Bound all of the items with double fold bias tape made from the lightweight linen, then washed again. Cheated a bit by curving the edges so I didn't have to mess with mitered corners. A salad plate works great. For fussy, perfectionist, OCD sewers like myself, have a drink or 3 before you start working with this fabric. It is snaky like 100% linen, the waffles make for tricky cutting, & the fabric does not shrink equally in both directions (as is stated in fabric description). That being said, I love these towels and plan on making more. Please bring back the graphite color.
I was so excited to find this material! It says in the description that this material will shrink 28%... Well, I wanted to make sure before I bought some for some projects. You can see in the picture, this material shrunk 60%. I have NO idea how you could possibly accurately make something before washing. I'm now considering blankets. I did put it in the dryer normal heat, since if you give away blankets as presents, I'd expect normal washing. But even at this price point, if you need to buy an extra 60% that's expensive!
FABRIC SAMPLE DETAILS
IS010 Waffle Bleached - 54% Linen / 46% Cotton - Medium (6.2 oz/yd2)
Sample Size: 5.5" x 7.0" (Including Swatch Card)
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FABRIC CARE INSTRUCTIONS
Please note that some of our darker or more vibrant shades will have some residual dye run off or bleeding. It is important that you launder or treat like colors with like colors so that you do not compromise the integrity of any other colors, fabrics or garments during the launder process.
We also suggest that if you are combining one or more of these types of colors with lighter colors that you pre-wash the linens seperately and once the item is completed do not launder again, but Dry Clean.
- Machine wash cold.
- Gentle cycle.
- Only non-chlorine. Bleach if needed.
- Tumble dry low.
- Medium steam iron.
- Do not use Perm Press cycle in wash or dry