IS010 OPTIC WHITE Softened - 54% Linen / 46% Cotton - Middle (6.2 oz/yd2)

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Price: $19.94 per yard
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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 flat 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
Type : WAFFLE
Thread size warp : 20
Thread size weft : 17.9
Thread count warp : 52
Thread count weft : 49
Color : OPTIC WHITE
Weight : 6.2 oz/yd2
Width : 84 inch

Customer Questions and Answers

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JL
Binkies for Grownups

How do I love this fabric? Let me count the ways. It arrives large, flat and a bit stiff. This is a good time to cut and sew hems, if you are so inclined. One trip through the washer on cold, dry it on low.... but stop the dryer every 10 minutes to remove the lint (you can compost it).... and then the love story begins. This is such a wonderfully cuddly fabric!!!! I've bought it in several colors... it makes gloriously soft, textured, sophisticated looking throws (my adult binky!). It would make a spectacular blanket, duvet cover, bedspread, decorative pillow cover, and of course, towels of all sorts. The truly dedicated sewist could make a cuddly jacket from it. I'll be buying more of this fabric, it's that good, worth the initial expense... the joy of it will last. Highly recommended.

Jennifer • July 27, 2022
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KS
ISO10 Optic White waffle fabric

I purchased 2 yards and made a napping blanket for myself. I have found all commercial lap throws to be too short. I am not an accomplished seamstress, so hand seamed all four sides. I prewashed the fabric and it is wonderfully soft, like a cloud. I love this fabric. A robe may be next.

Karin • July 4, 2022
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ED
Wrong color?

I ordered Optic White but received off white/ cream color. I need white and the pictures show real white. I called to ask about this. I was told they will call me back but I never received a call back.

Ester Grace • May 13, 2022
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Maureen

Thank you for speaking with me regarding this matter.The samples have been sent out to you for comparison so we can make sure you receive the correct color.

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KG
Love it!

Follows the instructions on the blog for towels but purchased enough to make more. Made 2 bath sheets, 2 hand towels and 4 facecloths. Very easy to sew. Loved how they looked after washing and drying. Bridal shower gift and the bride had requested waffle towels in white. I can't believe how soft they are!

Kathleen • March 19, 2022
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Elaine profile image The Best of Both Worlds

I first experienced the blend of cotton and linen in the 1970s, when I purchased weaving thread from Northern Europe. For a long time, it was impossible to get the cotton/linen blend in anything else. I absolutely love the cotton/linen bath fabrics. Soft, so as to not harm, but firm so as to exfoliate. This purchase was for a gift, as I have been using this fabric for many months personally. I love it. Just love it.

Elaine • December 27, 2021
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Towels pre wash

Kathleen • March 19, 2022

Waffle fabric on the machine

Kathleen • March 19, 2022

Finish edges as desired. Cut center up through front neck for bathrobe. This is a copy of a shirt found in the peat bogs of northern Europe.

Elaine • December 18, 2021
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