IS010 Waffle Nine Iron Softened - 54% Linen / 46% Cotton - Medium (6.2 oz/yd2)
NINE IRON linen's steely, dramatic grey with just a hint of crimson became great swathes of deep shadow in the hands of the painter Thomas Cole, sweeping across America's epic mountain ranges and forming wild, turbulent skies laden with thunderstorms.
His momentous landscapes are a celebration of
America's sublime wilderness during the mid-19th century, before
industrialization took over, invoking the unstoppable force of this
overwhelmingly vast terrain.
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 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).
|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
What size should I make, before shrinkage for a standard size finished towel. I don't understand how to figure the shrinkage. I see that it is preferred to hem before washing.
Hello! We have a tutorial with cutting layouts for this on our blog. Here is the link: blog.fabrics-store.com/2021/07/21/tutorial-how-to-make-waffle-bath-towels/
Can I cut it into different colors large squares for a patchwork effect? Or will the shrinkage be too uneven, making the blanket wonky?
Make sure the warp and weft are the same on each color square you cut. In fact, since the shrinkage differs depending on the warp or weft, you might want to do the math to figure out the finished size after shrinkage and adjust the size of your pieces accordingly. Make sure you keep them oriented in the same direction all the way through the construction process. Don't forget the seams will also bulk up after washing and any unfinished seams will ravel. This might work if you are going for the "fringed" patchwork that was popular a few years ago. It will be a rustic look.
As a bath towel, this fabric has a lot going for it. 1). Easy to work with. I measured out for each towel, allowing for shrinkage. Cut and sewed a narrow ham all around and then washed. I found it easier to postpone the shrinking until after the hemming was done. 2). The 3 dimensional effect makes this fabric nicely absorbent and it softens up after repeated laundering. 3). It's not overly space-hogging in the cupboard and even my oversized bath sheet fits nicely when put away. 4) I used a 3 yard length of fabric, hemmed the two raw edges and made a twin sized blanket that has been in use now for months. It gets laundered weekly and is very soft. I also made a linen flat sheet with 1C64 and together it's all that's needed for a cozy bed. Back to towel fabric. I ordered the fabric in 5 different colors, 6 yards each, to make bath towel sets for Christmas presents for family members who have seen and used my towels and loved the feel. I can size up or down based on each persons preference. Some like a standard size. Others want to wrap up like a burrito in their towels, so theirs will be super-sized.
The color is outstanding, classy and deep. I washed first before sewing. It would have been better to sew first, and assume 30% shrinkage with the measurement. We love the look and touch. I made a queen size bedspread, a large and medium size bath towel with the 4 yards I got. It feels so good to sleep bedspread. The Bath towels are a good alternative in the summer.
The novelty of this fabric alone piqued my interest. I had to try it. Upon receiving the fabric, I washed it twice in hot water. It was not soft. Several other reviewers mentioned that the fabric was just too scratchy for them to use as a bath towel and I had to agree with them. The third time I washed with Milsoft, from Dharma Trading. This softened the fibers beautifully. Now this will be my favorite towel for the summer. dharmatrading.com/chemicals/milsoft.html
What a fun fabric! I only purchased one yard in Nine Iron to try it first - love the magic that happens from washing. Great thick thirsty texture. This will make some great kitchen towels.
I purchased two yards (one yard each of two different colors) to make bath sheets. I did a double hem 3/4" and they are the perfect size for a tall, big person. Then I received an email this linen was on sale so I bought more and followed their pattern for the bath sheet, hand towel, and wash cloths. I will say if you are petit or even average size the pattern for the bath sheet is HUGE!! Don't get me wrong I LOVE bath sheets and hate having a towel that doesn't have full easy coverage, for me one yard of material makes the perfect size. Some people say it's scratchy; it is slightly rough, but I like it as I look at is as the final buff after all the exfoliating I just did in the shower!! The towels are light and so absorbent! My hair loves them too!! I can wrap my hair up in it, get ready for work and by the time I'm ready to do my hair it's almost dry with no damage. I will ONLY use linen for my bath towels from here on out and a lot of my family will be receiving bath towel sets for Christmas!
FABRIC SAMPLE DETAILS
IS010 Waffle Nine Iron Softened - 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