IL019 All-purpose Optic White Softened - 100% Linen Fabric - Medium (5.3 oz/yd2), Width 58"

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A crisp, true bright white that is clean and pure in look and feel.

At a medium weight of 5.3 ounces this 58 inch wide 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.

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 IL019 All-Purpose
Content 100% Linen
Width 58 inch
Weight 5.3 oz/yd2
Thread size warp 17.9
Thread size weft 17.9
Thread count warp 46
Thread count weft 37

Customer Questions and Answers


What is the difference between the optic white softened finish and the signature finish? Which one would you recommend for a blouse?

Bonnie • July 9, 2023
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The signature finish is a softer fabric than the 'softened. Both are suitable for a blouse, so if you are unsure, please order samples to get a feel for the fabrics in person. To read more about our finishes, please go to our Help Center Article:

Lauren • July 9, 2023

Is this fabric suitable for ruffle around neck on a smocked baby dress?

P Gayle • July 7, 2023
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Yes this fabric is a popular choice for baby outfits and trims. To see if this fabric is right for your project, be sure to get a sample.

Lauren • July 7, 2023

How do you earn points?

Mae • April 11, 2023
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You earn points for every dollar. you spend with us. More information can be found here:✓&query=points

Maureen • April 11, 2023

I can't get sample Il019 optic white un softened,, medium in my cart. Already have one sample in cart , need to ad the above Want to pay and irder

Gary • April 7, 2023

If you are placing an order there is a box for instructions in checkout where you can request this sample, we will send it to you at no charge. If you are not placing an order, please let us know via email so we can send it to you.

Patricia • April 7, 2023

How do you use points earned?

Kathy • January 24, 2023
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You would need to redeem your rewards before you place a new order once redeemed they convert to credits that can be applied to any order you place until you use the credit fully. Once redeemed we cannot undo that step.

Maureen • January 24, 2023

I made curtains for a customer and then created a white on white embroidered dresser scarf for her as well. Such beautiful fabric to work with!!!!!!

Deb • December 3, 2022
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Thank you for letting us know, much appreciated.

Maureen • December 3, 2022

I would reply now but I'm making a suit, matching trousers, and 2 shirts for my son-in-law for an Asian trip this fall. I would love to respond immediately, but with your tolerance I would like to wait until the project is completed. LaVada Roufs

LaVada • October 10, 2022
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Thank you for letting us know where you are at with your projects and we look forward to seeing them soon.

Maureen • October 10, 2022

Hi I work for a watch company named F.P.Journe and we're opening a new Boutique in New York. The Boutique will also be a social space with a full kitchen to host dinners and aperitifs - and for that, we would need napkins (normal ones for dinners & small, squared ones for aperitifs), and tablecloths. Everything would need to be white with our logo embroidered in white. Could you please provide me with some suggestions? Then we could organize samples shipping Many thanks Best,

Elyssa • September 21, 2022
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Thank you for your inquiry, I will send the information you requested directly to your email.

Maureen • September 21, 2022
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I have worked with various weights of linen from various vendors from various countries. This linen is far superior especially for the price. As an added bonus the service received is always excellent and courteous.

Michele • September 6, 2022
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OL19 Optic white

This is my all time favorite for summer clothing. This time I'm planning a blouse... cool & comfortable, no fuss on a hot, humid day. Can't go wrong. Perfect!

Rose • July 1, 2022
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Wow Factor.

Patricia • May 7, 2022
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I love this fabric. Perfect for embroidery of home decor items.

I love the IL019 signature finish fabric. I use it extensively for embroidery projects sold on my Etsy shop (AdaliaSeasonalDecor). The signature finish is fantastic. So soft, wrinkle resistant and easy to work with. It's the perfect weight for most of my projects including tea towels, pillows and decorative pillows. The optic white is a slightly off-white.

Marsha • February 28, 2022
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I purchased the medium weight linen. I originally intended to make shower curtains for our farmhouse guest suite. But after I washed the fabric, I really fell in love with it. Do I still make crazy amazing shower curtain? Or do I make a summer quilt? I am leaning towards summer quilt. Decisions can be so much fun. Excellent quality- gotta be honest. I really wasn't expecting this being so perfect. Optic white linen. So soft but durable. It will only get more soft with use. It reminds me of that old European Country (it was Southern Germany) Bed&Breakfast. Her linens were what I stive for now. Wish me luck

Samona • November 9, 2021
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The partner used is the Croatian Shirt by folkway and this linen is literally perfect for a shirt based on a folk garment. The weight and drape is really exquisite!

Phyllis • April 3, 2023

a "viking" style tunic dress!

Sara • February 8, 2023

I chose FS OPTIC WHITE Midweight Linen to make the Mykonos Pants and something that hadn't occurred to me at the time was that white linen is not opaque. Maybe with a heavier weight it would be a different story, but when I look in the mirror all I see is my black underwear and the pocket linings. Something to bear in mind next time when choosing a fabric!

Mel • July 8, 2022

I've chosen to make The Assembly Line Tulip Dress because it has a fitted bodice that will be flattering on my curvy figure. It also has a zipper back, and until now, I've managed to avoid zippers! Inspired by a Dissh ready-to-wear dress similar to this pattern, I've made the dress with FS OPTIC WHITE linen. Something about white on older women is very appealing. I imagine it as embracing that crone-goddess energy. Women don't need to hide when they get older. We're at our most appealing selves when we have earned this much wisdom and power. White feels like owning that space and radiating the kind of settled satisfaction I feel in my own body and life right now.

Emily • May 4, 2022

These towels turned out so wonderful on IL019 Optic White Signature finish. So great for use in the kitchen. These can be found in my shop at

Marsha • March 31, 2022
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