4C22 Rustic Bleached - 100% Linen - Heavy (7.1 oz/yd2)

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Price: $19.25 per yard
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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.

At a heavier weight of 7.1 ounces this 100% linen is referred to as Rustic due to its more textured look and feel. Durable and perfect for projects that require just a bit more substance.

Fabric specifications:

Article 4C22 Rustic
Content 100% Linen
Thread size warp 11.6
Thread size weft 11.6
Thread count warp 38
Thread count weft 32
Weight 7.1 oz/yd2
Width 57 inch

Customer Questions and Answers


When will this fabric go on sale next? I would love to purchase I just need a lot of yardage!!

Hannah • today

Is this linen prepared for painting? Is it suitable for a painted wall hanging?

Peter • yesterday
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Our fabrics are not prepared for painting. You will need to apply the correct primer based on your paint.

Lauren • September 25, 2023

Would this be good for an upholstered headboard and tailored bed skirt? Thank you

MELISSA • August 31, 2023
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Yes this item has been used for the projects you have in mind , but if you have the time, please order samples to make sure this item will work for you.

Maureen • August 31, 2023

I bought this linen yesterday during your sale. I plan to dye 2 yds with onion skin and maybe avocados for the other 2 yds ( I am making a 1770's petticoat and short gown) My question is...do I need to scour the linen first, and if so, can I use Dawn and wash in my washer? Thanks!

Rebecca • August 2, 2023
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Hello! I love the idea to naturally dye your fabrics. As for more details about scouring for natural dyes, I would consult our extensive blog series on the topic, go to Blog.fabrics-store.com and search Natural Dyeing. Here is the article on preparing your fabric: blog.fabrics-store.com/2023/04/18/natural-dyeing-preparing-your-fabric-for-dyeing/

Lauren • August 2, 2023

I want to create 19" x 27" tea towels. What weight linen would be best for my projects? Is there a different size that would allow more towels per square yard?

Katie • July 23, 2023
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This is the ideal fabric for kitchen towels and is the twin to our purpose woven narrow with kitchen towels fabric: Code IL084. This fabric is the widest we have.

Lauren • July 23, 2023

What shrinkage should I expect? Is there a chart that lists expected shrinkage for your other linens?

Judi • July 2, 2023
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The expected shrinkage is 7-10% based on our recommended washing instructions which are posted in our help center here support.fabrics-store.com/hc/en-us/articles/360000218543-Linen-Care-Pre-washing-and-Washing-your-Linen

Maureen • July 2, 2023

what fabric would you use for upholstery and sofa pillows?

Mickey • April 26, 2023
Lauren profile image F|S Team

Hello, our customers have used a wide range of our fabrics which are 7.1 ounces or heavier for upholstery, and 5oz and up for pillowcases. this covers a wide range of our fabrics, so please contact our helpful customer service staff directly, so you can describe what you're looking for and we can provide a few options for you to consider. Please use the Contact Us form at the bottom of our website.

Lauren • April 26, 2023

Is your Linen equivalent to the Italian linen and Irish Linen? Also the softener that you offer does it make the fabric softer or added shine? Thank you.

Debbie • April 25, 2023
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Hello, Italian and Irish Linen often come in various forms and types, and some times these are simply a 'brand name' given to linen produced in these countries. If you are looking for something in particular, please contact our customer service team directly so they can help you find it.

Lauren • April 25, 2023
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Hello What linen will be the tightest weave for embroidery? Jackie

Jacquelyn • April 23, 2023
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Hello Jackie, most of our fabrics are suitable for a wide range of embroidery by hand and machine. The tightest weave would be our IL020 lightweight linen. If you need something heavier you could consider our 1C64 luxury medium weight. As always, if you have a particular project in mind, please contact our friendly staff by phone or using the contact us button at the footer of our page.

Lauren • April 23, 2023

I had 40 yards of bleached linen in my cart at $14.95 a yard on sale which ends tonight. But my cart is empty and the price has gone up. I really need to make this purchase, but preferably not at the higher price. What to do?

Kathleen • April 15, 2023
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Please check your cart we have added a code to accommodate the sale price you missed. The code includes the ilovelinen code so please do not add any other codes or you will override the one assigned at the higher discount.

Maureen • April 15, 2023

I would like to make a cutwork tablecloth, how wide and heavy should I use?

Cynthia • February 8, 2023

The middle weight or heavier weight would work for this project. These linens are 58 and 59 inches

Patricia • February 8, 2023

Is there a linen fabric suitable for bedsheets

Julie • January 31, 2023

Our middle weights IL019 and 1C64

Patricia • January 31, 2023

Is there a linen fabric that would be appropriate for re-upholstering a chair?

Gurdar • January 19, 2023
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Our recommendation for reupholster projects are the the heavier linens. These range in weight from 7 ounces to 10 ounces. Please look here fabrics-store.com/linen-fabric to see the weights of the products we offer.

Maureen • January 19, 2023

I am looking for fabric to stretch and paint with oils on. What do you recommend?

Anne-Marie • December 30, 2022
Maureen  profile image F|S Team

Our customers have used IL019, 4C22, IL090 and IL037 for this type of project. The weight is determined by how thick, smooth and what color you are needing

Maureen • December 30, 2022

How wide is this fabric?

Elaine • October 9, 2022
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This linen is 57/58 inches wide.

Maureen • October 9, 2022

I purchased this 4C22 Bleached linen over a year ago to make curtains for my bedroom. I am just now getting around to doing that. My question is do I need to wash and dry the fabric before making them? I was contemplating lining them so what fabric (cotton, blend,etc) should I use to do that. Thank you for your help, Ruth Sanders

Ruth • August 15, 2022
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If you are planning on laundering the curtains going forward, you would need to launder them to remove the shrinkage. Our launder instructions are posted in our help center. Customers have used cotton lawn, voile, lightweight linen or blackout for lining others prefer to not use any lining.

Maureen • August 15, 2022
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Barbara profile image A dream to work with!

I bought this fabric to make a curtain for our bathroom. It was such a pleasure to work with. Sews nicely!

Barbara • May 16, 2023
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All time fav

I cannot get enough of 4C22. Great for curtains, roman shades, bed coverlet and so many other home decor projects.

Deborah • August 5, 2022
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Very Happy

I am very happy with this linen. It has a quality feel to it, and I can't wait to work with it. I am choosing to make drapes, a Roman shade and a bed skirt.

Rebekah • March 21, 2022
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I am using this linen to line my linen window treatments! At the heavier weight it adds a heft, and drape, that is truly luxurious! Thanks a million FS! I feel so blessed to have found your website, all those years, ago!

Lisa • March 19, 2022
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The review should have read...—better linen cannot be bought anywhere for this price.

Karen • February 11, 2022
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4C22 bleached was excellent for counted embroidering. This top is a variation on a traditional folk pattern often known as Romanian blouse. The hand embroidery design is from northern Bulgaria.

Vessie • September 13, 2023

Antonia pattern. 4C22 linen white. Hand blocked print, with decorative stitching This is my first caftan. The tutorial really helped me. Thank you.

Donna • July 30, 2023

I made this curtain for our bathroom, even though some think that glass isn't see-through. It was a simple design: I folded the fabric double, stitched it then turned it right side out and top-stitched in a color to match the 4C22 Lagoon tie. It lets light in without the blindingly bright eastern sunlight.

Barbara • May 16, 2023

When I'm headed to my studio, I'm usually dressed like this. An oversized blouse, that is balanced with a fitted waist. In this case, I chose a linen skirt. This look is appropriate for almost any professional setting or meeting. If I want to add some more fun to it I'll add accessories as I did here. Accessorizing is a good trick to bring balance and attention to detail. If I add bangles, your eyes are drawn to my sleeves, same as a necklace draws the eyes to the neckline. Your pieces can be intentional.

Warlene • May 10, 2022

I used 7 oz bleached linen To make a wide Roman shade. I really Love the off white color and texture of this fabric.

Rosa maribel • March 19, 2022
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