IL073 951 - 100% Linen - Canvas (9.1 oz/yd2)

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Price: $5.56 per yard
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This is a 19" wide canvas weight cloth.

Woven out of thick, short staple, linen thread - this fabric is made to scrunch up after the wash and dry. It shrinks about 18% on the weft of the fabric ( widthwise) and 16% of the warp of the fabric ( lengthwise). This gives it the needed density for home textiles.

At a canvas weight of 9.1 ounces a square yard this 100% linen is a fabulous utilitarian fabric that you will love for its simple rustic beauty and strength. Items made from this fabric will wear like iron and last decades.

Yarn Dyed fabrics are made using threads that are dyed separately before being woven. This allows for a large variety of patterns and designs that stand out from the base fabric color.

Narrow width cloth is great for:

  • Shopping bags
  • Purses
  • Placemats
  • Runners
  • Decorative pillows
  • Kitchen towels
  • Appliance covers
  • Potholders
  • Cushions

Fabric specifications:

Article : IL073 Narrow Width
Content : 100% Linen
Type : YARN DYE
Thread size warp : 5.5
Thread size weft : 9.09
Thread count warp : 21
Thread count weft : 34
Color :
Weight : 9.1 oz/yd2
Width : 19 inch
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KG
Very disappointed
Reviewer: Karen

I've used several different weights of FS-C linen for dish towels, and though most have required some light ironing, they've been fine and are very absorbent. I would NOT recommend this canvas weight for anything that will be regularly washed, however. Huge amount of shrinkage, and it is a tight scrunched ball coming out of the dryer. Even ironing it on high steam still leaves you with a wrinkled fabric. (Who wants to spend time ironing their dish-drying towels, anyway???) It's scratchy, not very absorbent, and leaves black lint on whatever you are drying it with. Didn't pay much for the yardage, but really disappointed.

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Maureen

I am sorry to hear that the linen used for your project did not meet your expectations. I will email you directly to see what we can work out to turn the project around for you.

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JP
Black?
Reviewer: Joyce

I was surprised with this fabric. I was hoping for a dark black. It looks like navy to me. Will wash it and see what happens after it shrinks.

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AB
Everyone loves these!
Reviewer: A

Added IL070 848, IL070 970 To make a Beautiful Gift Set. Everyone raves, about these towels! I can't make them fast enough! Thank you FS.com!!!

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AB
Everyone loves this!
Reviewer: A

Apron simple design. No pattern needed. Just cut length you want. Scoop out at top for bib portion. Add ties and top loop. Bind or turn under edges, stitch. Or just stitch half inch from all edges to let it ravel into fringe edges. Easy, quick and Wonderful Gifts! Everyone loves! Paired with same fabric for DishTowels and or, Placemats. Beautiful!

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JF
Tablerunner &placemats
Reviewer: Janet

Initially I was not sure if I liked the weight of this but, it fringed very nicely and I was able to make 3 tablerunners for my son and daughter-in-law . Two are for the width of the table and one for the length. Then I though I would make six placemats for them but uh uh..they are staying right here. Nice heavy duty quality that will last.

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LC
Disappointing
Reviewer: Lonney

The advertisement for this stated that it would be enough for four placemats, so I bought two lengths. However, the fabric was only enough to make placemats for six. This is not up to the usual Fabrics-Store quality.

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SF
I Love This Linen
Reviewer: Susan

I purchased the IL073 linen to make placemats for my son and used the leftover yardage to make two kitchen towels for myself. He loved the placemats and so did I...so much so that I ordered more and made a set of 8 for myself plus 3 more kitchen towels. I also purchased the IL 019 to make napkins for my son. Both placemats and napkins have mitred corners. After serging the raw edges together to minimize fraying, I washed and dried both fabrics twice before sewing. The striped fabric gets softer and loftier each time I wash it. I love this company and the quality fabrics they carry. My shipment arrives quickly and is always meticulously packaged.

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LS
Canvas Linen
Reviewer: Lisa

Found this particular linen to be very coarse. I admit I had preconceived ideas about it being more like a thick tea towel or even bath towel. It feels like there's a very coarse slub in the weave. After some pondering, I decided to use some of it as my new couche for baking bread. Works perfectly! The rest will eventually be a shopping bag. Even though it's not what I expected, I'm still very pleased with it.

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SC
Best kitchen towels ever!
Reviewer: Susie

I love this linen. I made a couple of kitchen towels and then I had to buy more of this linen. Will make great gifts. Everyone comments about them. And they laundry great!

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LD
Great tea towels
Reviewer: Lori

I've never had anything made from linen. I wanted to see what all the fuss was about. I made 3 tea towels from 3 yards of this linen. Very easy to sew and not hard to get the needle through. It took me awhile to get used to them and the scratchy feel. They are very absorbent and heavy which I find I love. They look amazing and I always look forward to using them everyday. The first few times I washed them they were super wrinkled up but after 8 or 9 washings they look great right out of the dryer and I don't bother with ironing.

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CK
It is 5 stars
Reviewer: Connie

I give it 5 stars

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CK
Kitchen towels
Reviewer: Connie

I am hooked on linen. I am not a sewer but I started with linen vegetable bags, and now I am making kitchen towels. The black thin strip fabric is my favorite for kitchen towels. I have been gifting these towels and so far everyone loves them. I have found not all fabric shrinks the same, but that is the beauty of linen.

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Super
Reviewer: Dave

Perfect for the kitchen. Don't iron, don't need to. But, do hem before washing. Narrow width, as in towels. You'll love it!

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KO
Nice kitchen towel fabric
Reviewer: Anonymous

I love the natural color with the black. It's very classy and less likely to look dingy later on. The smell when I opened the package was flax seed, which I found natural and wonderful. I pre-washed and dried and ironed once, then made the towels using the side selvedge, and washed, dried, and ironed again. In hindsight, I would cut the selvedge off and hem the sides (and I guess I can still do this!) because they're wavy and thin. My husband loves the texture, but I still feel it's a little scratchy, though I expect that will lessen with use and washing. The fabric is thinner than I expected but super absorbent. I gave it four stars instead of five because I found the ironing very difficult. I took them out of the dryer while they were still damp and still had to iron with a lot of pressure and high heat.

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RT
Stand mixer cover
Reviewer: Rhonda

Enjoyed making a cover for my snappy new stand mixer. Tricky shape. Used french seams and fringed the bottom. So soft after washing the linen.

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Stand mixer cover
Reviewer: Rhonda

Enjoyed making a mixer cover that matches kitchen and towels. It was a tricky shape, french seam edges, fringed bottom. Love the softness after washing it.

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Ivy profile image Great kitchen towels
Reviewer: Ivy

Sorry for dissing the idea of making kitchen towels from this fabric. Now I'm obsessed with doing just that. I've refined my process and I'm bugging friends and family to pay for fabric for me to make into towels for them. They are amazingly absorbent, my favorite towels to wipe my hands on by far. The black stripe is very elegant. I've read mention of smells, and this piece did smell a little but not offensively. It smelled like hay, really, and I'm sure it will fade with washings.

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KJ
Really nice placemats
Reviewer: Kristine

I got this fabric for placemats to go in my newly renovated eat-in kitchen. They are great! I washed the fabric in hot water and machine dried it a couple of times, and there was minimal shrinkage. My cabinet designer came to take photos of the new kitchen when I had this fabric out for cutting, and she was so impressed with the quality and colors. I will be using the wide stripe for towels. I love the coordinating fabrics for this!

Can't imagine why my experience with this IL073 canvas was so different than other reviewers, but this was a major disappointment. Sure, linen wrinkles, but this couldn't even be hung up on a hook or towel bar, let alone easily used to dry dishes. It will iron out a bit, but who wants to have to iron their dish towels after every use? Also leaves black lint all over whatever you're drying and is not very absorbent. I'm sure it looks nice for many of the other types of uses others have put it to, but I definitely would not recommend using it for dish towels.

Posted by Karen

Oops! Sorry! it's IL073 line of Linen. (not IL070). They are a Huge Hit with all my friends!!!

Posted by A

So Beautiful! Simple, no pattern needed. Cut length. Scopp out Bib at top. Make top loop, or Ties. Add side ties. Heirloom Apron!

Posted by A

Cafe apron

Posted by Marcee

Isn't it nice? This beautiful canvas was perfect to cover up my old but favorite chair. Also, I have made hand towels and pillow cases.

Posted by Juana

My showcase in Waynesville, NC at the Wildflour Blue Bakery. I just set up this morning. These items will be there until July 14, or until I run out of inventory. I made the napkin rings, too, but not with your products.

Posted by MM

Excellent size and texture for couch pillows

Posted by Sierra

Placemats with mitred corners and IL019 linen napkins with mitred corners

Posted by Susan

Kitchen towels and scrubby dishcloths made for son's college dorm shared kitchenette. Perfectly sturdy and tough enough to survive college life w/4 roommates. Wish Fabrics-Store would offer this particular stripe pattern again, and in other colors!! Love this linen.

Posted by Peggy

I usually bundle 3 kitchen towels for gifts.

Posted by Connie

Placemats and napkins from the narrow width IL073

Posted by Chris

I did go back and trim the side selvage and hem them and I like them so much more!

Posted by Karan

One of three beautiful linen towels I made. I'm thinking of trimming and hemming the sides.

Posted by Karan

Linen cover for stand mixer

Posted by Rhonda
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