IL019 GINGER Softened - 100% Linen - Middle (5.3 oz/yd2)

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GINGER Linen's rich caramel shade filled Kurt Schwitters's art. Made from the ephemera of his daily life in 1920s Germany, almost anything could be thrown into the mix in torn scraps of color and texture.
Through his endlessly complex designs, pushing back and forth in a bid for our attention, the prismatic arrangements of natural, near flesh tones seemed somehow inherently linked to the human experience. Uniting them was the golden-brown of Ginger which created an overriding mood of warmth and familiarity.

At a medium weight of 5.3 ounces, this 100% linen is versatile enough to be referred to as an All Purpose or Do it All linen. With its smooth look and tighter weave, this linen is neither sheer or heavy, but just the right in-between weight you will need for a variety of projects.

Fabric specifications:

Article : IL019 Multi Purpose
Content : 100% Linen
Type : BASIC
Thread size warp : 17.9
Thread size weft : 17.9
Thread count warp : 46
Thread count weft : 37
Color : GINGER
Weight : 5.3 oz/yd2
Width : 59 inch
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Reviewer: Theresa

As always, the quality of linen is superb. So easy to work with! As others have stated, the color is more a soft "paper bag brown" than the zesty brown/gold I was expecting, but it's still absolutely delicious.

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Morgan profile image absolutely lovely
Reviewer: Morgan

Made a throw blanket following the FS throw directions and it turned out lovely. I hemmed the selvage since it was a tad ugly for a Christmas gift, which is what it'll be. Fraying the fabric was a hefty amount of work since I didn't bother with looking up a how-to. This will make a lovely light blanket for my mom who lives in SoCal where it's perpetually hot.

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Gorgeous color and texture
Reviewer: Loretta

The IL019 softened is my favorite all purpose, go-to fabric for the majority of my projects. The Ginger color is best described as a caramel color, and is more warmer than cool in shade. This fabric had a very small amount of shrinkage, a tightly woven texture, and is a dream to work with. This came very quickly, and was packaged nicely.

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Great linen
Reviewer: Heather

This is not as ginger as the pictures show, but i decided to keep it as i can still make the items i want to. The feel.of the fabric is lovely.

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This fabric was so delicious and a dream to work with.
Reviewer: Karlie

I picked the FS Signature Finish linen in the color Ginger. I love love love linen and think it is such a beautiful fabric. I love the way it wrinkles and the way it wears over time. It was an honor to get to play with this fabric!

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Ivy profile image Brown
Reviewer: Ivy

One reviewer said this has a nice golden hue. That's what I was hoping for. The piece I got is brown. More like a light cocoa brown with not a hint of yellow. Not what I expected or wanted but I will use is anyway. I wish the colors were more predictable, Sometimes the color you see online is the difference between choosing one over another, and then it turns out wrong. Disappointing.

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jacket for the end of year competition!
Reviewer: Robin

Pat I love that post of your jacket - what an outfit with the skirt! I've bought some ginger on the strength of it thinking it might also go well with a vibrant green or blue too? Pam

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Ginger linen
Reviewer: Susan

I have always loved linen and decided to give this a shot. The price was amazing and I love the color. I washed it and it is so soft. I can't wait to make an asymmetrical tunic with a pattern I found on Amazon. I'm sure I will be purchasing more fabric from F/S.

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Amazing! Addictive!
Reviewer: Laurie

This was my first purchase of this fabric. When it arrived it was a little stiff. But after washing it just once, it came out of the dryer soft as butter! The color is true to the online sample and it is dreamy to sew with. I am going to have to buy more of this fabric. In fact I'm going to do it right now! Bye!

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Dee profile image First time working with linen and I don't know why I waited,
Reviewer: Dee

So many years since I started sewing and this was my first use of linen! I do t know why I waited so long. Since my initial purchase and creation, I have ordered more colors and types of linen. I love checking in everyday to see what is being featured on special!

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Ginger fabric
Reviewer: Martha

This is a lovely color fabric, and is soft and easy to sew. I always enjoy working with your materials.

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Reviewer: Barbara

Ginger, overall gorgeous color. Beautiful fabric.

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Part II the things I forgot to mention. . .
Reviewer: Elizabeth d

I will now be purchasing enough to make the balloon pants in a Vogue Issely Miyaki pattern. The scraps from the two color dress were combined with some Doggie Bag Sphinx to make a tunic with sphinx sleeves and a ginger body, then more sphinx to make it longer and contrast pockets. Since I can never leave well enough alone, I added a lot of contrast embroidery and applique in sphinx to decorate the seams and around the neckline on the ginger. That's why I need more now to make pants to go with it! Can't resist! Pictures to follow.

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Reviewer: Elizabeth d

I keep buying more of this because it's so inspiring. It appears to be a "mild-mannered" golden tan, but it's a rich, lively golden tan. I used it first with some scraps of chocolate to make a color-block dress to wear all year. The Yoke is the dark brown and the the body/skirt is the ginger. Then I covered buttons in both colors to accent it. The pockets are dark brown with ginger buttons and the dark brown yoke has ginger covered buttons accenting the collar and neckline. It feels wonderful to wear, is a joy to sew, doesn't need slip when it's hot, and can be worn all year!

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Reviewer: Kathleen

There are a few colors that, after a wash and tumble, I carry room to room for a few days just to see it in different qualities of light. Ginger is one of these. (Dry Rose is another.) This is sumptuous linen at its best. Thank you for making it!

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My first sew
Reviewer: Jillian

Today I started sewing my first project, made a pair baggy pants the material was fantastic to sew with I am convert,I will be back for more fabric

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Perfect Pirate Pants
Reviewer: Elizabeth

The color and weight of this lovely linen is wonderfully old world and rustic and makes a great choice for pirate pants.

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Nice Golden Hue
Reviewer: Lauren

The color of this fabric is actually more yellow than it appears on the website, at least on my monitor. It has a very nice feel and it looks better than I expected- I was picturing it as looking more like sacking but it is much more refined. Gorgeous!

This is our ginger linen baby book with tan journaling inside pages from; I love the Linen Store`s Linen! And use it all the time. Susie Burns, owner of Way Cool Designs

Posted by Susie

Palisade shorts from Papercut Patterns. They turned out so well with this fabric!

Posted by Amanda

I used a Vintage 1940's pattern to make my hubs this top - he loves it. It came out SO nice. The actual color is richer, and the same as shown on this website. I absolutely love this fabric.

Posted by Nancy

So as I made my personal sewing wish list for fall/winter, I purposely included another linen jumpsuit. If you're looking for a sewing pattern with wide legs that can easily transition through the seasons, try the Gia

Posted by Morgann

I have chosen the Cambria Duster by Friday Pattern Company because it has been on my list for SO long and I thought it would be a great piece to add to my fall wardrobe! It is a great pattern and the instructions are really easy to follow!

Posted by Karlie

I purchased several yards of the ginger for curtains and it went so well with the colors of the walls and the Valance. It gave my living room a warm and inviting atmosphere! Definitely will purchase again.

Posted by Patti

ginger linen for baby books from Way Cool Designs (

Posted by Susie

jacket made yesterday using medium weight linen, ginger. 4c22 red band at sleeves. red wide leg pants are 4c22 crimson.

Posted by Pat

This is a vintage Vogue pattern. Great color for this skirt. The fabric is so easy to sew on. I can't get enough of this fabric!

Posted by Laura

We just finished this gorgeous tunic and pants for a customer and we think the ginger is the perfect fabric. See all our designs online at

Posted by Becky

This is my first time sewing with linen. I LOVE it. I love this color Ginger too. These bloomers are made from a Tina Givens free download pattern called Plinka Pants!

Posted by Marsha kay

Ginger linen used to make our personalized baby and wedding books at Way Cool Designs. Inside are journaling pages. Love that linen :) Susie

Posted by Susie

Handbag from softened ginger and softened natural.

Posted by Dee

Ginger softened is the maxi NICO dress. The over blouse /jacket is made from Natural softened. And with the left overs I made a matching handbag.

Posted by Dee

Love this color & the way the light comes through this curtain! Worked equally well for the cross-body purse I made out of it.

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Posted by Barbara

I used Ginger for the body of this doll, and Arctic White for her blouse. Beautiful linen for hand sewing, soft and sturdy.

Posted by Kathleen

I used IL019 Ginger for this vintage-inspired overskirt. There are no words to say how much I love this color. It works year round. Nice hand to the fabric, too. Love.

Posted by Jaeden

Gorgeous flow to the fabric ~ looks great with all my collected laces.

Posted by Rosanna

This fabric is just beautiful! A very warm shade of mocha with a dash of yellow is the perfect foil for my medieval rose design in olive, thistle and forest.

Posted by Patricia

We love using linen for our baby slings! Linen is a natural (literally) choice for babywearing items - breathable and strong. Here we have the Ginger color linen stitched in lighter tan in a decorative stitch. See other slings like this at our family shop at or

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Northwestern Fedora by superjennylove in ginger linen

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