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

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ROSE SMOKE’s sweet, tart pink colored Robert Delaunay’s kaleidoscopic art, filling it with the bright freshness of summer.

Delaunay was a leading figure in the early 20th century School of Paris, and his art encapsulated the joyful anticipation of the era, a time when rising industrial change promised a life of danger, thrill and adventure. Alongside his wife Sonia, they spearheaded the spirited styles of Simultanism and Orphism, made from concentric circles and halos of prismatic, transcendent light. Delaunay observed with fascination, “Painting is by nature a luminous language.

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
Type WAFFLE
Color ROSE SMOKE
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

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Would this make a light bed blanket, a little thicker than a sheet?

Betty • July 3, 2023
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Yes, it would :) Many of our customers have used this fabric for this and love how light and airy it is for a blanket.

Lauren • July 3, 2023
PK

Curious size of baby blanket after wash amd dry?

P Gayle • May 3, 2023
Lauren profile image F|S Team

This will depend on the size you cut your fabric. This fabric shrinks 17% on the width (weft) and 28% on the length ( warp Shrinkage is based on a warm wash and low-heat dry. Simply add this to your desired dimensions, plus hem allowance.

Lauren • May 3, 2023
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Made great bath towel and washcloths

I sewed up these towels back in December and have been pleased with them. Do make sure to adjust your machine tension before doing so! I didn't, and wish I had! The towels themselves dry you off very well and "cleanly" if that's the word for it. There's no leftover film of water that other towels don't really absorb. True, they aren't exactly *fluffy* towels, but I am pleased. I also just have a linen obsession. There was a bit of a learning curve in regards to getting them to not shrink up terribly in the dryer, but getting it at about 80-90% dry and stretching the edges back to square does the trick. They were really linty for the first 4-5 washes, don't wash them with anything else before then! Fabrics Store recommends a cool wash for their linen, but I wash these in hot to actually get them clean and prevent that nasty "wet towel" smell and have had no problems so far! I'd love to attach a photo of the finished product/color, but there doesn't seem to be a way to?

Nicole • March 4, 2023
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Patricia profile image Fun Fabric

This color is stunning. Muted and soft. I made a birthday gift of a bath sheet and a hair towel. I washed it three times before I gave the gift so most of the lint came out. Of course, I had to make a set for myself after I saw how nice it was!

Patricia • September 22, 2022
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1 yard yield

1 bath towel (61" x 38" unwashed unhemmed, finished 54 x 34) 1 hand towel (23" x 32" unwashed unhemmed, finished 18 x 24) 1 small drawstring bag from the remaining rectangle. Haven't used the towels as they are a gift but they look pretty.

RP • September 9, 2022
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2 - 3 pc towel sets plus extra wash cloths

I bought this in a light blue for my daughter's birthday made 2 bath towels, 2 hand towels and several washcloths. She LOVED them!!! I have bought this rose smoke color for some towel sets and some white for a loose and comfty top! I love this fabric SO MUCH!!!

Mary • August 26, 2022
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MM profile image Bath towels, bath mitts, baby blankets and head bands with "ragged rose" pins

I have made several baby blankets from this fabric, as well as bath towels and bath mitts. All have been a big hit! I use the scraps to make tubular headbands (earmuffins, as I call them) with wide elastic inside, and I use the smaller scraps to fashion "ragged rose" pins to attach to the headbands. I have made several of these from different colors, and the pins can be made from one or more colors, mix and match!

MM • January 22, 2022
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Bath towels I made earlier this year! I love how quickly they are at drying off, I don't think I can use regular towels ever again!

Nicole • October 8, 2023

A a lovely color, I think the photo is relatively true to life.

Nicole • March 30, 2023

Let's start with the fabric choice that made this super fun! The pattern suggests woven medium weight linen 55" width and all the photos in the instructions are made with traditional texture linen but you MUST consider the linen/cotton waffle fabric as an option when you make this robe! We picked the Orchid Tint Softened Linen/Cotton Blend. I have been sewing for over 20 years and the first thing I learned was to launder your fabric to avoid shrinking issues later! The FS waffle fabric comes to you flat and when you wash it, something magical happens because of the weave when it shrinks. The warp and the weft and the cotton and the linen, one shrinks a percentage one way and the other a different percentage making the delicious waffle texture. So I washed and dried this beautiful fabric immediately to watch the magic happen. Then I panicked. Ha! Don't worry, I still endorse this step. The robe turned out amazing so as a sewing instructor, I will continue to endorse pre washing /drying most fabrics....forever and always.

Alisha • November 18, 2022

I took a chance on this being the right fabric for a summer robe! I am so pleased with the weight, and look of the fun fabric after it was washed and dried. I will enjoy this in the warmer weather!!

Kathy • February 1, 2022

Picture of my finished item to go with my review.

Kris • December 23, 2021
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