IS010 Waffle Cerulean Softened - 54% Linen / 46% Cotton Fabric - Medium (6.2 oz/yd2), Width 84"

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Dazzling shades of blue like CERULEAN Linen were a hallmark feature of Pablo Picasso’s late art, coloring it with the fresh light of the Mediterranean Sea. In his later years Picasso settled in the South of France, and, much like his contemporary Henri Matisse, the vivid, intense colors he encountered there ignited his artworks with sparkling, joyful vitality. 

But there is another reason, perhaps, why Picasso’s late art is so forcefully bright; he knew, by now that his name would be cemented in history, and this breezy, effervescent confidence fizzes and sparkles through his late art, shaping its colors and forms.

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.

The fabric arrives 84 inches wide, flat and with a subtle basket-like weave. This weaving technique comes with a delightful surprise once it goes through its first wash and dry.

The threads that are woven to make the outside of the squares - they “lift up”.
The threads that are used to weave the inside of the squares - those “drop-down”.

You get a cloth that looks like squares of a freshly made waffle deliciousness. It is just that yummy!

This cloth is wider than our usual selection at 84" wide.  Once it is washed - the cloth will shrink to get that dimensional waffle surface.
Approximate shrinkage - the width of cloth shrinks 17% (weft of the fabric) and 28% on the length ( warp of the fabric). Shrinkage is based on a warm wash and low-heat dry.

Waffle weave cloth is great for:
- Bath towels
- Robes
- Throws
- Duvet covers
- Pillow shams
- Lounge garments
- Decorative pillows
- Curtains
- Beach towels
- Picnic blankets
- items that need to have dimension and softness

The cloth is Softened so we have added a softener to give it a silkier hand. The fabric has not been laundered so shrinkage will still have to be taken into consideration (shrinkage depends on fabric weave and laundering method).

Fabric specifications:

Article IS010 Waffle
Content 54% Linen / 46% Cotton
Width 84 inch
Weight 6.2 oz/yd2
Thread size warp 20
Thread size weft 17.9
Thread count warp 52
Thread count weft 49

Customer Questions and Answers


Which side is right side of this fabric?

Jolene • June 27, 2023
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Hello, this fabric doesn't have a discernible right side and the waffle texture will be the same on both sides.

Lauren • June 27, 2023

Where can I find the directions for the towels? My material will be here Monday and I forget the directions.

Margo • June 4, 2023
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Please go to our blog: and search "waffle towels" in the search bar to bring up the tutorial :)

Lauren • June 4, 2023

My fabric IS010 has arrived and I would like to know if the "right" side of the fabric is on the inside or the outside of the folded fabric?

Judith • March 13, 2023

I will email this information to the email we have on file.

Patricia • March 13, 2023
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Makes beautiful soft towels

Be aware of the shrinkage, cut and sew before washing and drying. The weave makes it very easy to cut and press while sewing. Towels came out beautifully. I had read some reviews that fabric was rough, so I used white vinegar in the rinse cycle and dried with wool dryer balls. I mitered the corners because I didn't know how the double foldover would work with the puffy texture. The corners look neat and professional. Very soft and absorbent, and not as bulky as luxury terry towels.

Marie • October 29, 2023
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Gorgeous Fabric and Color

All of the waffle weave fabric is wonderful and this may be my favorite color. It reminds me of the water surrounding Cancun, Mexico. It's that beautiful. It sews up into towels easily and has spoiled me away from cotton terry.

Gary • January 14, 2023
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beautiful but shrinks a lot!

I purchased 4 yards of this to make a robe. I confess I did wash and dry at higher temps than listed for the shrinkage advice. Washing and drying resulted in a loss of 20" off the width (25% m/l). The length was more dramatic and I loss more than 30% off the length of the unwashed fabric. That is really substantial. I need to purchase more and hope for a great sale to come up again soon. $19./yard for product that yields 30% less brings the price up to roughly $25/yard plus shipping. This will be one expensive robe but it's for my mom so that offsets the expense. ;-)

Deanna • May 1, 2022
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Bath Towels

I love this fabric for towels. I do not find it scratchy at all. Wonderfully absorbent . My previous ones are cream color. Looking forward to having this beautiful addition .

Cecelia • February 26, 2022
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A textural delight!

This was purchased for a gift, but after hemming, washing and drying it felt so wonderful, I'm keeping for myself!

Beth • February 26, 2022
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The same bath/lounge/sleep dress.

Yulia • January 17, 2024

2 yards, bath/lounge/sleep dress. Very cozy, and comfortable.

Yulia • January 17, 2024 See me on etsy "MitchsSister" This incredible color makes the most gorgeous wafgle towels. I have gifted to several people, they love them!! Check my WaffleWik hair wraps too!

Marina • April 24, 2022

Heavier weight waffle linen works well on the bottom color block. Paired with sheer white linen on top. Couldn't be happier with the look. The cerulean changes tone throughout the day and blends well with other blues.

Kathleen • March 12, 2022

Newest grandson enjoying his towel. Cut and hemmed pre wash. Washed and the magic happened as promised.

Teresa • July 9, 2021
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